Plaquenil, Acupuncture, and Dr. Ni

I went home and despite the confirmation of lupus, I didn’t feel as relieved as I thought I would be, instead I felt even more anxiety and fear. It was a lot to take in and that first night when I got home, all I did was look up lupus on the Internet. I went to group...

So It’s Lupus

I called the first rheumatologist on the list, he had a Park Avenue address, fancy, I thought. I decided that someone who treated the likes of the Park Avenue elite would offer superior care and resources to me, and he took my insurance; so I made the appointment....

My Jewish Boyfriend and Afternoon Inspirations

  The weekend was a total bust as I anticipated my Monday afternoon doctor’s appointment. I ordered food and watched episodes of The Daily Show on DVR. I love Jon Stewart! He became my Jewish boyfriend, whom I discussed politics, the silly things that the media...

Family Is a Great Distraction!

I was able to distract myself a bit from the chaos of my mystery illness when I went out of town for my cousin’s wedding. My whole family was going to be there, initially I wasn’t going to go, but my mother said that she needed to see me and wanted to take care of her...

If It’s Not AIDS Then What Is IT?

  After an evening filled with margaritas, pina coladas and a lot of cheese filled goodies I ended my AIDS free celebration with Nelia and Houda, but I did not want my night to end.  I wanted to enjoy NYC, knowing that I did not have AIDS, and that that was one...

The Results are In…

  The morning of D-day seemed to fly by I tried to cherish every moment and everything that I did that morning.  At that moment I did not have AIDS, and I wanted to remember the feeling of being AIDS free for the last time.  I felt like an inmate, who was facing...
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