After 8 months of being on the dreaded prednisolone, I have, as soon as I feel ready, been given permission to start weaning myself off of the steroids. I say when I feel ready as although my doctor gave me the option to start now, today, I’m sitting just outside of the safe zone. The… Continue reading Remission and Reflect.
Hello lovely people. I apologise for my lack of blogging recently. I would love to give you a particular reason as to why I haven’t been blogging, but there isn’t one. For once I haven’t really had all that much to talk about. January is an odd month. The excitement of Christmas is over, and… Continue reading Be Kind.
Happy New Year lovely people! Now I’m really not a “New Year, New Me” kind of person, but the Maddison who entered 2016 and the Maddison who has entered 2017 are two completely different people, and in the best of ways. Today is the 5th January 2017. So far, I have had my weekly blood… Continue reading Happy New Year!
Usually with autoimmunity you find that it runs in families. Although there isn’t a history as such in my family, I do have a young family member who was diagnosed with HSP (Henoch-Schönlein purpura, how is that for a mouth full?!) not too long before I was diagnosed with AIH. I asked my auntie and… Continue reading The Tale of Young Kenny Appleyard!
Life can be tough. Life can be cruel, and unfair, and mean, and you feel like you are trying to hold everything together with the weight of the world on top of your shoulders just pushing even harder downwards, right? So what stops you from pushing right back? I have spent the last month since… Continue reading Stop waiting for the light at the end of the tunnel!
Hi Guys! Happy Hump Day! I would just like to say a huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my blog. The reaction and feedback I’ve had has been so incredible from people who suffer with an autoimmune illness and people who don’t, who may or may not know me… Continue reading The 5 Stages
Hello fellow people! Happy Friday! I wanted to try to do this blog chronologically but some of the posts I want to write about I’m still struggling to string together the right sentences, so for now, I’m going to do an “up to date” post of my latest trip to the specialist. So after being… Continue reading I’ve gained how much weight?!
Hi everyone, Hope you all had a lovely, well rested weekend and are ready to start a new week! In this post, I shall be talking a bit more about Autoimmune Hepatitis, what it is, what it’s not, how it affects people in their day to day life. What is Autoimmune Hepatitis? A lot of… Continue reading What is AIH?
The first thing most people do when confronted with illness is RESEARCH. As soon as I was diagnosed, I went on a hunt to find out anything and everything I could related with autoimmune illnesses, and not just my own. In the past 2-3 years, I have known 5 people (including myself) to be diagnosed with… Continue reading The Facts of Autoimmune Diseases.
Hey guys and gals! Happy Hump Day! I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone who took the time to read my first post and the incredible feedback I received. Totally overwhelming and reassuring to know so many people are supporting me and are willing to learn about these crazy illnesses that… Continue reading The Countdown – Something is Not Quite Right