I can still remember the feeling – a deep pang inside my heart that sprung tears to my eyes, followed by anger rising from my stomach making my chest hot and mind spin. It had been two years since I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis and I found myself shut in my room on a Saturday night, lonely without any plans and angry because my symptoms dictated what I could do. I was 21, unable to drink or party, and all of the “friends” who surrounded me two years prior were gone. I felt alone and isolated with no one to really understand what was going on with me. Hell, I didn’t even know what was going on with me! Why was I depressed? Why would I get angry at the drop of a hat? Why couldn’t I just put myself out there and try?
I had been sick for years and totally lost myself in my disease. When I looked in the mirror I didn’t recognize myself anymore. Everything that I once knew about myself and how to live life vanished with one colonoscopy. I needed people who understood what I was going through. I needed support.
As a result, I’ve made it my mission to provide women autoimmune warriors with the support I wish I had all those years ago. When you come to my site, my hope is that you will breathe a sigh of relief and think to yourself, “finally, someone gets it.”
Babe, I am here for you and want to walk along with you in your healing journey. Whether you’re new to autoimmunity or a veteran, I’ve got all kinds of information about the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), Autoimmune Life, and even Autoimmune Pregnancy (courtesy of my sister and former blogging partner.)
I hope you can find the support you need so you can walk away feeling empowered.