My name is Christine Nicole and I struggle everyday with chronic Rheumatoid Arthritis, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, and Osteoporosis. Diagnosed in 2013, I have been through what seems like a never-ending string of treatments and medications that have affected me physically as well as mentally.
My disease pulled me out of work in 2014, making the management of my illness my sole job. Each week was filled with doctors visits, medications, infusions, blood tests, and never waning pain. In 2015, at the suggestion of a close friend, I started this blog to show people what my life is like, and how I survive.
When I have down time I like to write about my journey, my fears, and my dreams. I have recently moved to another country to try a new treatment available, and have been documenting how my body has changed with my disease.
I read in a magazine that even though this disease is crippling and debilitating it’s important to try and get as much exercise as your body will allow. Six thousand steps is encouraged for those with a disease as aggressive as mine. So that’s what I’m going to do, I’m going to live with this disease, and I’m going to fight it. If six thousand steps is a start, then I’ll find out how many it takes to finish.