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‘autoimmune’

This week has been exhausting… and it is only Wednesday. I’m not complaining though, because today was a good news day. I wasn’t sure what to expect as we headed down I-15 to Salt Lake City on our way to visit one of my ENTs to see about my sinuses and ears in relation to […]

13 February 2020

Waking up from anaesthesia wasn’t as glamorous or fun as I was hoping it would be. I didn’t really know what to expect from this procedure; I was under 10 the last time I had a major surgery, so this was almost a new experience for me.

30 January 2020

Christmas Morning I started taking 60 mg of prednisone daily. I wasn’t really sure what to expect regarding side effects outside of insomnia, which is something that I am already dealing with due to my GPA and low iron levels that have recently plummeted again. Before I began I had a brief conversation with my […]

5 January 2020

When I was in my mid to late ’20s, I started experiencing significant sinus congestion, pain, constant sinus infections, headaches, and bloody noses. I saw a few different ENT’s, was put on antibiotics, recommended alkalol (a nasal rinse), and in 2017 surgery to correct a slightly deviated septum. I decided against the surgery, and time […]

6 December 2019

I’m beginning to feel the seriousness of my diagnosis, Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA). In the last few days, I was unsure of how I was feeling and was trying to process everything. But the weight of it all felt like it might crush me… I have the urge to run, burn some energy, just to […]

21 October 2019

Wednesday, October 16th, Dr. P called me to let me know that my blood tests came back ANCA positive. I have been diagnosed with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (GPA), formerly named Wegener’s after a Nazi, so it’s not referred to by that name anymore. GPA is a rare, potentially life-threatening, auto-immune disease where your small and […]

17 October 2019