Hello. My name is Jamie, and I appreciate you taking the time to visit my blog and follow along with me. I’m from New Jersey; born and raised and still stuck here. I grew up being creative. I danced for ten years and I loved and still love anything artsy. Taking pictures of all of the small moments has always held a special place in my heart, as I can look back on exactly how I was feeling in that moment. My latest passion has been cooking; I have no culinary experience, but I just love making food (when I am not too fatigued to do so), and I love seeing people’s reactions to it.
So, take all of those things in my life that I love/d, and imagine being diagnosed with a disease that attacks your healthy tissues and wears down your joints. My joints that I need to dance, to cook, to live a healthy and active lifestyle, to cut, to craft, to do basically all things I previously had no problem doing. I was diagnosed in 2014 with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sjogren’s Syndrome, and my life has drastically changed since.
The purpose of my blog is to share my story…to connect with those who are also trying to cope with autoimmune diseases. It’s to help those who may have family or friends with similar health issues understand how we, as a community with these diseases, feel and are affected on a daily basis.
This is just my experience. I can’t speak for others, and I am not a doctor or in the medical field at all.
Thanks for listening.