Me, Myself, and I
My name is Tia and this is where I blog about life with chronic illness.
I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis in early 2012. I have since been diagnosed with Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Interstitial Cystitis. All autoimmune diseases, all because my immune system is an over-achiever. I’ve also battled with Depression and Anxiety since my teens. All of this combines to make for a pretty nutty life.
I have a teenage son, Jojo, who spends most of his time with his father. He’s a genius (my son, not his father) and a sweetheart. He also still tells me he loves me, which I count as a win.
I have a few angels who watch over me. My daughter Bella was born still October 2009 and we lost my oldest step-brother to suicide in 2008. My dear friend Misty lost her battle with chronic illness in December 2012. I love and miss them all dearly, and they’ve inspired a lot of what I do today.
I’m engaged to a wonderful man who is a full-time office manager, part-time musician, full-time caregiver. We call him Scotty here, to help preserve a bit of his privacy and sanity. He loves me even when I don’t feel very lovable, which makes him the very best kind of guy. He still tells me I’m beautiful and gives me butterflies in my tummy with each kiss. We’re planning to get married in August 2015.
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Comments are always welcome. Just know I reserve the right to tell you you’re wrong.