• Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is a rare disorder in which many polyps form in the colon and will turn to cancer if not treated. #FamilialAdenomatousPolyposis #FAP #Polyp #ColonCancer

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. In the last edition of Chronic Illness Spotlight, we learned about Arnold Chiari Malformation. In today’s edition we will learn about Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and will feature Jenny Jones What is Familial Adenomatous Polyposis? According the the U.S. Library of Medicine, “Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is an inherited disorder characterized by cancer of the large intestine (colon) and rectum.” A person with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis can have hundreds of polyps in their colon and is usually present in the teenage years. If not treated, these polyps…

  • Kelly Rulle shares her story about life with Crohn's Disease. #Crohns #CrohnsDisease #IBD #ChronicIllness

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Crohn’s Disease

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. Today we will spotlight a Chronic Illness called Crohn’s Disease with featured guest, Kelly Rulle

  • Systemic Lupus is a chronic illness that causes systemic inflammation throughout the body. And can impact many organs such as the kidneys, liver and brain. #Lupus #ChronicIllness #SystemicLupus

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Systemic Lupus

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. Today’s post will spotlight a Chronic Illness called Systemic Lupus. What is Systemic Lupus? Also known as Systemic Lupus Erythematosus or SLE, is a chronic illness that causes systemic inflammation throughout the body. According the American College of Rheumatology, “In addition to affecting the skin and joints, it can affect other organs in the body such as the kidneys, the tissue lining the lungs (pleura), heart (pericardium), and brain.”

  • Savanna Morrow tells her story of living life with Atypical Bilateral Trigeminal Neuralgia - #TrigeminalNeuralgia #ChronicPain #ChronicIllness

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Atypical Bilateral Trigeminal Neuralgia

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. Today’s post will spotlight a Chronic Illness called Atypical Bilateral Trigeminal Neuralgia. Atypical Bilateral Trigeminal Neuralgia is a rare type of Trigeminal Neuralgia causes severe nerve pain on both sides of the face. Simple things like brushing your teeth or putting on makeup can cause excruciating facial pain. Meet Savanna! Savanna loves to crochet, cuddling with her cat, reading and music. She is also a fierce Chronic Illness Warrior! She has several other chronic illnesses. The include IBS, Arthritis, Neurological Deficiency Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, PTSD, MDD and…

  • Today’s post will spotlight a Chronic Illness called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Dysautonomia featuring Fern Adams. #EDS #EhlersDanlos #Dysautonomia #ChronicIllness

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. Today’s post will spotlight a Chronic Illness called Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS) and Dysautonomia. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome causes hypermobility of joints as well as other problems. Dysautonomia is an illness that impacts the Autonomic Nervous System. Today’s featured Chronic Illness Warrior is Fern. She has a Masters Degree in Anthropology and she lives in Scotland. Just by reading her social media profiles you can tell that she has a great personality as she has named her wheelchair Rollo! She is also an avid bookworm and loves…

  • Chronic Illness Spotlight on rare Bone Disease featuring Sam Moss at My Medical Musings. #BoneDisease #ChronicIllnes

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Rare Bone Disease & More

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a person that lives with the illness is featured. Today’s post will spotlight a rare Bone Disease. It is so rare that it hasn’t been given a name! Meet Sam Moss of My Medical Musings, Sam has several Chronic Illnesses, one that is so rare that it hasn’t been named yet. She also has Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sjogrens Syndrome, Trigeminal Neuralgia, a permanent Colostomy due to a severe rectal prolapse and a few other bits and pieces. Sam is an advocate for others that have Chronic Illness and runs an active Chronic Illness Facebook Group. This Group is…