My rheumatologist was sweet to explain a little about my infusions. It's still #CRMOawareness
month and this is just part of how I manage pain from my disease. Without these infusions every six weeks, I'd be in debilitating pain. Even though I still deal with chronic pain, it could be much worse. I've been in and out of a wheelchair and stuck in bed, so I understand how lucky I am to function somewhat normally. I'm so thankful to have healthcare and to have found a medication that works for my body. Others are not as lucky because of how rare this disease is. There is a link in my bio to donate to a fund set up to help establish a protocol for new patients. Any dollar helps and I personally know how much the money will help kids with my disease.
HERPRES ❗️Something no one wants to talk about and yet as many as ONE in SEVEN Canadians age 14-60 are affected with HSV-2, the main cause of genital herpes, with up to 90% not even knowing it. 😮 Even more common is HSV-1 the main cause of oral herpes aka cold sores, which tend to appear right around this time of year. 👎🏻 Unfortunately, once you've been infected by herpes simplex 1 or 2 you will always be a carrier of the virus. That said, there are a TON of natural ways to treat an active outbreak and prevent further outbreaks from occurring which is where naturopathic doctors come in! 👩🏽⚕️ If you're suffering from cold sores or genital herpes, although not ideal, it is not the end of the world. Chances are, you know several others that carry the virus as well, whether they know it yet or not. All that said, just another reason to practice safe sex everybody! 👊🏻