So, it’s pretty obvious that I haven’t posted in quite some time. I do want to apologize for that, even though it was beyond my control. For this entire school year, I have been having some major health issues and I was finally recently diagnosed with an autoimmune disease called Scleroderma. I will attach some links/resources at the bottom if you’re curious. It is a fairly rare disease and is not easily diagnosed, we have had to rule out many other things in the process of getting to that conclusion. Even right now, I am still waiting on more tests to make sure nothing else is going on and my Rheumatologist says I have a very active case of Scleroderma regardless if there are other problems or not.
That being said, for many months I was having lots of complications involving my hands–finger ulcers, Raynaud’s phenomemon, etc.–which prevented me from doing much typing or computer work beyond what I have to do for my job as a school librarian. I also fell into somewhat of a depression and didn’t read for a few months (that’s when I knew this was serious)! If I don’t read, I can’t write book reviews so that explains my disappearance.
I have recently started taking steroids to help with some of the symptoms and it has really helped so far, hoping we can keep it up! Scleroderma is not curable, but many of the symptoms can be alleviated through medications, so these may just be a temporary fix. For now, I’m going to try to get back into the swing of things and try to be normal! Thanks for sticking around all this time.