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Autoimmune health blog, written from a professional & personal view. Myasthenia Gravis Warrior. Tips for work and life. Clean eating ideas & meals
My Rituximab Experience
2018-10-07 14:41
My Rituximab experience After a poor response to Octogam, my Neurologist felt the next step in my treatment plan for Myasthenia Gravis was Rituximab. This is also known as MabThera or R… Read More
Are You Feeling Better Yet?
2018-06-02 11:08
I had just completed what felt like a mini-marathon session of changing, feeding and burping my son. Both exhausted I was only too grateful when he was finally asleep on my ch… Read More
Solving Toileting Needs At Home
2018-02-13 09:44
Solving Toileting needs at homeIt is one of our basic needs. When it becomes a difficult or impossible task it can play havoc with your independence, privacy and self-esteem.  Here are… Read More
3rd Trimester Of Pregnancy And MG
2017-11-21 06:38
I can not believe how time has flown by since we first found out we were expecting. At times it still feels like a foreign concept as we await the arrival of our little boy.For me, the 3rd t… Read More
Second Trimester With Myasthenia Gravis
2017-09-25 12:54
The second trimester is typically said to be the best time of your pregnancy. For me and my growing belly, I have to agree. With nausea settling and my bump actually starting to be visible… Read More
2017-06-07 12:37
1)    Can you tell us a bit about Bailey?Bailey is now 6 years old (born 7 March 2011). She is a Saint Bernard. She is very sweet-natured, very protective and a very sensitive… Read More
1st Trimester Of Pregnancy And MG
2017-05-29 15:21
I was late but not certain. I crept out of bed early and found the pregnancy test I had bought the day before. So many times before I had taken this test and seen a negative result, but this… Read More
Myasthenia Gravis And Pregnancy
2017-05-09 08:29
Myasthenia Gravis and PregnancyIt took us 8 years to get to the point where we could confidently decide to have a baby. Before this, MG had made my health a bit of a rollercoaster ride. From… Read More
Storm Waves Or Learning Curves
2017-04-24 13:23
When I was younger, my parents owned a small sailing boat. We spent many relaxing days sailing on both the Vaal and Hartebeespoort dam. My Dad was our Captain, My Mom, deck hand and myself a… Read More
Steps To Surviving A Thymectomy
2017-03-28 18:02
When diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, your neurologist will start to search for the best treatment for you. One of the more drastic treatment approaches you may be faced with is a thymectom… Read More
What Is A Rare Disease?
2017-02-24 08:40
February 28th is world Rare Disease Day!When I was diagnosed I didn't know MG was classified as a rare disease. Here are some answers I found to the questions I had about rare diseases from… Read More
The Masks We Wear
2017-02-16 08:13
Have you ever felt like your hiding from the world or that nobody understands what you are going through? It may be because you are wearing a mask. Putting on a mask is an instinctual&n&hell…Read More
Banana Bread - Gluten & Dairy Free
2017-01-06 10:17
Banana BreadIt's that time of the year where many are jumping on the health bandwagon, thanks to new year resolutions. It's likely that there are a few bananas are starting to see their last… Read More
From Wheelchair To First Place!
2016-12-31 15:23
2016: From Wheelchair to first placeThis year has been one of miracles and hard work. In January 2016 I went on a family holiday to Dullstroom. I was so physically weak, my husband… Read More
Ginger Christmas Cookies
2016-12-20 10:55
I love Christmas time. All the festive gatherings, carols, putting up the Christmas tree with its twinkling lights and the wonder of our Saviors birth. One of the traditions when I grew up a… Read More
Think Youself Happy.... Or NOT?
2016-12-06 08:27
One of my pet peeves is when I hear “Your chronic illness is caused by your negative emotions”This implies that:1)    If you can change your emotions you will recover2)… Read More
Take A Break... Make Some Cake!
2016-10-18 10:29
My favorite fluffy chocolate cake!After many Drs visit, decisions and future plans, I needed a break. When starting a clean eating diet the one thing I missed the most was a fluffy piec… Read More
Occupational Therapy And Chronic Illness
2016-10-05 09:52
Occupational therapy strives to use a holistic treatment approach to improve a person's day to day functioning. Balancing life and engaging in work, leisure and personal management by teachi… Read More
Simple Strategies For Leisure Reading
2016-09-20 13:59
Adaptive Reading Strategies I recently came down with the flu. After a few days of sleep, social media and TV I was frustrated and bored.  I used to love to read. To hold a book in… Read More
No Longer A Slave
2016-09-11 07:11
Connect with me on Facebook :'m no longer a slave to fear…How do I go from singing this song on Sunday to actually believing and livi… Read More
To Work Or Not To Work?
2016-08-18 10:29
Why is work important?As occupational therapists, we regard individuals as occupational beings that benefit from active engagement in meaningful occupation 1. A meaningful occupation do… Read More
Therapeutic Journaling
2016-08-10 15:25
Therapeutic Journaling Need a confidential, non-judge mental support system? Don't have a friend to call or a shoulder to cry on? Feel like you need an emotional detox? Why not try journalin… Read More
Whats Your Threshold?
2016-08-06 18:22
Want to connect with Snowflakes and Spoons on Facebook? Click hereWe all have our limits. When I got married, one of the things I found the most difficult to get used to was sleeping next to… Read More
Sister Of A Warrior
2016-07-26 14:39
A sisterly love languageThis month's blog posts seem to be following the theme of family. While I was down in Cape Town on holiday, my sister gave me this piece which she had originally… Read More
Married To MG
2016-07-14 09:05
Married to MGThis month I will be married for seven years and seven months!It still seems like yesterday when I walked down the aisle towards you, my husband to be.  Before we got marri… Read More
When Awareness Becomes Stigma
2016-06-30 14:26
The Risks and Benefits of AwarenessJune has been Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month. I have experienced the privilege of writing my own posts and memes. I have also been featured in one guest… Read More
Walk A Mile In A Pair Of MG Shoes
2016-06-15 13:51
Walk a mile in a pair of MG shoesMyasthenia gravis is a chronic neurological autoimmune disease with no current cure.It is listed as a rare disease. Through advocacy and awareness, we strive… Read More
My Snowflake Story: Myasthenia Gravis 101
2016-05-31 14:46
How Snowflakes are formed Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune neurological disease. (1)  What a mouthful!It has a world prevalence of between 25 and 142 per million (2)… Read More
Help I'm Growing A Moustache!
2016-05-18 16:49
Help I'm growing a moustache!And the other wonders of medication side effects.The handful of drugs I take daily cause me both joy and pain. My success that can be seen externally is often co… Read More
A Grateful Heart💕
2016-04-28 14:37
I really enjoy watching TED talks. I find that they are a great way to gain a new perspective within 10min. I recently watched a TED talk by Benedictine monk, David Steindl-Rast, on the topi… Read More
And So It Begins: A Short Intro
2016-04-23 05:33
And so it begins...Who am I?  I am creative, purpose driven, loving and perserverent.  I have two beautiful miniature schnauzers, an amazing husband and I'm a child of God.&nb&hell…Read More
Travelling Spoons: Leafy Greens
2016-04-21 07:14
5 Top reasons to visit Leafy Greens today!In my search for healthy meals I discovered one of my new favourite cafés; Leafy Greens.  Why do I love it so much?     … Read More
And So It Begins: A Short Into About Me
2016-04-17 05:50
And so it begins...Who am I?  I am creative, purpose driven, loving and perserverent.  I have two beautiful miniature schnauzers, an amazing husband and I'm a child of God.&nb&hell…Read More
Dumb Things Drs Say
2016-04-14 15:47
Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm meThen why do I tend to remember the hurtful, insensitive comment so much clearer than the positive motivating ones? Why is f… Read More
The Sacrifice Behind Passion
2016-03-24 16:40
To follow this blog on Facebook, like the page! Sacrifice behind Passion My friend Lani SO LOVES running that she is preparing to run the… Read More
2016-03-20 06:22
The Pudding ShopWith an artsy feel, this restaurant was my sister-in-law's pick for our our latest traveling spoon adventure. After parking in the street, we found The Pudding Shop tucked be… Read More
2016-03-14 05:57
To follow this blog on Facebook: I got spasms, they’re multiplyingfrom my foot up my leg!And the pain it’s supplying...It'… Read More
2016-03-13 14:24
To follow this blog on Facebook: Reality TV vs. staying connectedI love watching reality TV.  From the adventures of the Amazing… Read More
2016-02-28 16:38
And so it begins...Who am I?  I am creative, purpose driven, loving and perserverent.  I have two beautiful miniature schnauzers, an amazing husband and I'm a child of God.&nb&hell…Read More
2016-02-25 16:07
Worshipping when you can't raise your hands or sing out loudI have grown up in the church and have a love for praise and worship. One of my earliest memories is from a Sunday School concert… Read More
2016-02-19 04:46
Grove Green Cafe To help prevent flares, I strive to eat healthy. I eat 'clean', non-processed food. My diet is gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. I also limit eating nuts as my st… Read More
2016-02-11 17:22
The Spoon Theory and real life Basic theoryThe spoon theory was developed by Christine Miserandino. (1) Spoons are used as a metaphor to describe the units of energy available for people li… Read More
2016-02-08 06:00
How Snowflakes are formed Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune neurological disease. (1)  What a mouthful!It has a world prevalence of between 25 and 142 per million&nbsp&hell…Read More

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