Thursday, September 19, 2013
With Sjogren's the main tissues attacked are the exocrine glands - the sweat glands. The main symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth but because it is an autoimmune condition the body can attack many other areas besides the sweat glands. It can have more general effects such as fatigue and aching joints or muscles.
Lots of info on Sjogren's Syndrome
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
In their findings published in the science journal Nature they say sugar is responsible for 35 million annual deaths worldwide due to changes in metabolism, blood pressure, hormones and the liver.
Have you, like me been thinking of reducing your sugar intake or quitting it altogether? I have found a program I really like:
The 21 Day Sugar Detox gives a step-by-step program, recipes, guidance including daily emails and an online community.
If you experience any of the following you may benefit by removing sugar:
Friday, November 23, 2012
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Firstly I would like to say that meeting all these people through their blogs was quite an experience.
Winston Churchill said: "Courage is rightly esteemed the first of human qualities...because it is the quality which guarantees all others."
Courage is what all these bloggers have - for speaking out and blogging about the difficult topic of disability and all that goes with it and courage for what they go through. Oh yes, sometimes they make little of it and sometimes they present it with humour or anger but it is still courageous.
Amongst these writers the “firsts” range from putting one’s child into 24 hour nursing care to realising that a blog was a great forum “The place where even the unforgivable is acceptable, where nothing is taboo.” Gonna eat worms
- In her blog, Donna Thompson writes about disability, care in the community and our aging population and has rich material within her own four walls! In this post she talks about many firsts - we “moved our family across the world, my husband retired from the diplomatic corps after thirty-seven years, and we helped our adult son relocate from the family home into a residence with nursing care.”
- it's myositis wrote their first post about everyday life with their muscle disease in Just About Today
- Angry for a Reason tells us how SADIE WON 1ST PLACE FOR BEST RESCUE: but that is only a small part of the story about a caring and intuitive pit bull dog and her owner.
Oh and a first attempt to do a solo paper and scissors zine, on (dis)Abilities and Activism!
- Paula’s first post, back in 2006, was about her decision that her blog would be a discussion of key issues unique to the experience of "E." (epilepsy) “ issues that create the essence of one's experience with E.”
- Penny L. Richards’ first post at Disability Studies, Temple U. was April 16, 2005 titled “Color into sound” For those who don’t know Temple U is Temple University in Philadelphia, USA, a world of Disability Studies, Geography, and History with contributors from coast to coast. They host this Disability Blog Carnival, the very first of which was hosted by Penny L. Richards was back in October 2006: It was Disability Blog CARNIVAL #1 “ to roundup recent disability-related blogging on a monthlybasis” with so many amazing links to blogs many of which are still going.
- aftergadget said "A LOT has changed since I wrote this first post" : the aptly named Beginning After the End about death and survival “But this blog is not about numbers. It’s about surviving a devastating loss that most people are very sympathetic to, yet few really understand – the loss of a service dog”
- Advocate For Yourself! is a first post of Deanna Williams at Inspired by Ankyolosing Spondylitis” She saw 7 different specialists in 3 months and says “One of the most important lessons I learned throughout my journey with AS is to advocate, advocate, advocate.
- The first post by Survivor at The Fibromyalgia Advocate about starting her blog
- Rheumatoid arthritis stories explains What Is Arthritis?
- Dave Hingsburger from Rolling Around In My Head says in his first post in October of 2006 "This blog is about remembering as well as about imagining" Read more at "There is a Line" "I Will Not Cross" ( in 2 parts)
- Judy at Peace Be With You changed her blog from prose to poetry, and we visit
her first haiku triptych "Learning Bravery" at this time.
- Health Zoo is full of blogs relating to many different health conditions. The first post was about gift ideas that would help wellbeing.
- The first post at Sjogren's blog is about diagnosis and symptoms of Sjogren's Syndrome.
- help autoimmune where 'What i am Learning' was the 1st ever post in 2009.
So please visit these bloggers and if you have a moment leave a comment on their post even just to say it was the first time you dropped by.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Sunday, February 19, 2012
This carnival is all about first.
I wanted to make this easy to join in. We are such a diverse group. What we all have in common is blogging so I would love everyone to connect in this Disability Carnival with their first blog post. (ordinal number 1: coming before all others in time or order; earliest; 1st: the first post on your site)
If you don't find this appealing then please pick a first to write about from the definitions below:
- 'first things first'
important matters should be dealt with before other things: I suggest we get our priorities right—first things first
- 'from the (very) first'
from the beginning: she realized it from the first
- 'at first - at the beginning'
in the initial stage or stages: at first Hugo tried to be calm
- 'first and last' everything considered; above all else; altogether: First and last, it is important to know oneself
- Synonyms of first: earliest, foremost, inaugural, initial, leadoff, maiden, original, pioneer, premier, virgin
So if this is your inaugural attempt to join in the Disability Carnival what do you do?
Just post here, in comments, the link to your first post ever or the post you have written about first. In your post please link back to here. Let everyone know you are joining in. Thanks. The closing date will be March 10.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Sunday, February 5, 2012
I guess the only thing I can say is ramps and lifts, at least they are the only things that make my world more accessible. You see I can walk (though not the same as before and I can no longer dance or get down on the floor with my grandchildren) but if I walk too far or up steps the next day I have to lie horizontal. I have a muscle disorder, a form of muscular distrophy that means all my muscles are extremely weak (some more than others).
I also think my main fave thing of accessibilty is my new laptop as I could no longer sit up at the computer due to muscle pain in my neck and shoulders and jaw. With the laptop I can lie down and connect with others all around the blogosphere and they cannot see me and do not know I am lying down and am in constant pain all over. This is how I become Not My Disease on a daily basis.
Here are the links to the Disability Blog Carnival:
Rolling Around In My Head
Disability Blog Carnival #80 is up NOW!