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Life With A Chronic Disease: Making Memories With Your Kids In Spite Of Fatigue

Does this scenario sound familiar? Your kids come home from school in a tornado of boisterous laughter, fighting and snack guzzling. You want to go and talk to your children about their day. You don’t want to miss out on this period in their lives when school is exciting and there’s so much to look forward to. However, your chronic

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The Importance of Self-Care in Autoimmune Disease (For Yourself, Your Kids, and Your Grandkids)

What's a grandma to do? Help the next generation.Dr. Bonnie Feldman

Are your lifestyle choices creating a legacy of disease or a legacy of health?         Good health habits today may lead us towards disease prevention for future generations. As both an autoimmune mom and grandmother I, like many of you, conquer daily obstacles through self-care strategies. We often fail to recognize that these same strategies may prevent

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Living a Chronic Life: Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and the Family

Ross McCreery

It seems like just yesterday I was writing from a place of uncertainty. But it was actually 10 years ago when I was diagnosed with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) followed by Osteoarthritis two years later. Without a doubt, the last ten years have been like riding the world’s scariest roller coaster – never knowing what’s coming around the corner.

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How Does Anxiety Relate To Autoimmune? In So Many Ways…

There is almost always some level of anxiety when dealing with any illness (from the common cold to cancer, and everything in between).  But autoimmune diseases are particularly vexing and frequently quite vague in presentation, which means that autoimmune patients are especially susceptible to the power of stressors and the effects that the resultant anxiety can bring. And as most

How To Put Energy + Money Toward Sunny Day Financial Planning

Note: This post is sponsored by SunTrust Bank, which helps me bring you the medical expert-written posts about autoimmune disease research on AutoimmuneMom.com. When you’re living with a chronic health issue, it’s natural to focus on the day-to-day imperatives: “What doctor appointments do I have this week?” “What driving around am I doing for the kids’ activities?” and the all-important,