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Be Okay 2014

If you have been arounds this blog for a while you know at the end of the year I choose a song to go with the year. This year's song is Be Okay by Oh Honey. 
I choose this song because I feel like it reflects the attitude I have had the year. Even through hell this last year it has also been one of if not the best year of my life. Almost all the good things that have happened have somehow been results of my health.
In the beginning of the year I was newly diagnosed with Celiac disease so I went to the campus dietician. Little did I know at the time what a major role she would play in my life. A couple weeks later I started babysitting her kids 4 times a week and her family became my second family. Not only that I know if I ever need something I can ask her, she has taken me to the ER and I have stayed at there house when I wasn't feeling good. I can not thank her and her family enough for how they take care of me.
The same time I started working for them I was asked to take ov…

Why I Should Not be Pitied

During my last Rheumatologist appointment at the very end my doctor, who spends everyday seeing children with rheumatic conditions, gave me the most heartbreaking look of pity ever saying that I need many doctors just not her right now. This was not how I pictured the appointment where my joints were finally doing well to go. In my head I figured if I ever got to a point where I could go a full year without seeing a rheumatologist it would be a happy occasion. This had been the appointment I had been waiting for and my joints behaved as I wanted them to. Yet the look the doctor gave me at the end is what is ingrained in my memory.

Yes, I am sick. No, I do not enjoy getting about 95% of my nutrition through a tube. Yes, I wish I could reliably stay vertical whenever I please. Yes, I do miss gluten sometimes. Heres the thing though, even though I wish my health was different, if changing it meant I risk changing other aspects of my life I would keep everything the same.

My life is prett…