... maybe a car accident?” The team of doctors are staring at my mom and I. I got a confused look and we both said no at the same time. Then they began to explain to us that my diaphragm was permanently paralyzed and I would need to be on the use of oxygen indefinitely.… Continue reading Have you ever been shot or stabbed before?
My name is Samantha & I live in Orange County, California. I have been chronically ill for the past 4 years and my passion is to talk about my experiences and journey in order to help other people with theirs. I have 2 genetic mutations, 5 autoimmune diseases, and a plethora of other health problems… Continue reading My Story
It was a very busy and productive 2 weeks. I had my 6 month brain MRI check up, as well as a bladder and kidney ultrasound. Then I had an appointment with my Geneticist at Mayo to discuss my Whole Exome Sequencing results. Whole Exome Sequencing (WES) is one of the most extensive forms of… Continue reading January 2021 Wrap Up
I absolutely love skincare. I have always loved it... but when I got sick, life obviously slowed all the way down & I was able to really take the time to focus on good skincare products. I have very sensitive skin and a decent amount of products really irritate my face & turn it into… Continue reading Sam’s Favorite Skincare Products
Anyone who has done the chronic illness thing for awhile can attest that having a hospital “plan” is key. There are times you go into the ER and you don’t know if you will be staying for just that day, overnight, weeks, or longer. Covid has changed the healthcare system a lot because they don’t… Continue reading What To Pack In Your Hospital Bag