Author Archives: theothermichelle

Symptom Check – Update

I know, I know – I said I’d post about my trip, but I’m going to do a symptom update instead: Pain: No pain other than pain I have from a bulging disc in my neck.  It radiates to my shoulders. … Continue reading

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It’s MRI Time…

I’ve been symptom free for a while now with the exception of complete blindness in my right eye and some numbness in the legs.  I also have permanent exhaustion, but I don’t consider any of these truly “bad” symptoms in … Continue reading

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My 5k Journey

Yeah, I know I said I’d be back right away, but it’s been a crazy month.  I finally had time to hop on today, so let’s hope I can get my thoughts in order. In December of 2013, I decided … Continue reading

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Sheepishly saying hello….

Yeah, it’s been a year and a half since I last posted.  I’m so sorry!  However, I promise to get my butt in gear and regularly post from now on. Now, to answer your most pressing question – was I … Continue reading

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The Moon Face is Beginning to Go Away

Thank God. Now I know it’s been a year, (OH MY WORD, A FULL YEAR?) since I’ve last posted, but seriously, all is going great!  I’ve only lost about 11 pounds since I’ve last posted, so that kind of stinks, … Continue reading

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I’m Steroid Free!

I am STEROID FREE!  As of Tuesday, May 22nd I am steroid free and I’m already seeing a difference in the swelling of my face.  I went on prednisone on March 21, 2011 and started the weaning process in September. … Continue reading

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Unsolicited Advice

I tend to be a magnet for advice.  I don’t know if it’s because I’m approachable, (or appear to be very messed up), but people tend to offer me all types of unsolicited advice just because I exist. For instance … Continue reading

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