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Hey friends! If you keep up with my “Chronic Illness Chronicles” you probably remember a little something about swollen optic nerves and vision issues that accompanied my Humira use. (read: HERE & HERE!) My eyes are improving – slowly but surely. I have another follow up appointment with the neuro-ophthalmologist at the end of July, so she can mark my progress. BUT, I was told not to stay on the Humira as they were worried it could cause…

On January 25, 2017, the Twitter world blew up in conversation about mental illnesses all under the hashtag “#BellLetsTalk”.  Millions of people varying in age, participated in an effort to break the stigmas surrounding mental illnesses and those that suffer from them. Despite depression being the leading cause of disability in America, there’s still this negativity; this shame that comes with it. Despite it being one of the most common illnesses, there are still so many…

Traveling with a chronic illness is difficult and traveling with travel anxiety is like 100x more difficult (LOL @ my life amirite) , but I’m slowly getting to the point of understanding that I am able to travel with more control. Having this sort of emergency kit for my anxiety and Crohn’s disease symptoms helps so much in times of need and it really helps to ensure that I have a good time wherever I go! It’s not a…

I’ve been really into Aromatherapy lately and what it can do for my stress and anxiety, so I jumped on the opportunity to test this Organic Aromas* product! Aromatherapy is a holistic approach to therapy that not only focuses on the physical symptoms of an illness, but the mental, spiritual, and emotional aspects of it as well. I love holistic approaches to illnesses, especially the chronic ones, because when you’re sick for prolonged periods of…

Hi everyone! If you’ve been keeping up on Instagram you know I’m hanging out at the beach with my future in-laws (hehe!) It’s kind of a gloomy day today and I have not been feeling well, so I’ve spent the last… 12 hours? In bed. The official score: Crohn’s Disease – 2 // Kaleigh – 1 (Coming up: TMI STORY TIME) So If you’ve ever seen the commercials for Crohn’s Disease and whatever treatment they’re…