My first blog was posted exactly one year ago today.
My first infusion with Orencia (biologic med) was December 30th, 2016. I was terrified of the new medicine and the disease. It was then I decided to use my own personal journey with 2 autoimmune diseases to create a real understanding of RA and Lupus through blogging.
My goal was to reach one person. To give that one person hope and the drive to keep fighting. Well, I am happy to report for the year of 2017 my blog has been viewed 3,125 times. I have 1,822 followers!!!! So I would have to say I have surpassed my goal.
I know that my blog is not typical. I am raw and my language is real. It can be hard to swallow at times. I have been asked by other bloggers, Facebook pages/groups, and other media sites to change my language in order for them to post my blogs. I can’t. The blog would no longer represent the authentic me nor would it give the real picture of the autoimmune disease path.
So in saying that; I thank you all for taking the time to read and share my journey. It is helping others. It is reaching the people it needs to reach plus educating them as well. Unfortunately, every day now I hear of someone being tested and/or being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease. They are more common than apparent. So my blog and others like it are needed…
In much appreciation,