Autoimmune Encephalitis Recovery, Part 2: The Day-to-Day Emotional Challenges

You’ve heard that autoimmune encephalitis (AE) recovery is slow.

Good doctors—the ones that mentally prepare you for life after the worst of your acute symptoms have dissipated—tell you to be kind to yourself as you recuperate.

But what does that really mean? What does that actually look like? And what does that feel like?

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Just meandering through the marathon of chronic illness life | Monthly Resilience Report: July 2020

Maybe you’re just here because you’ve heard me complain about relapsing, and want to find out if my Rituximab has kicked in yet. In that case, skip down to the last section.

From on the Fritz to on the Mend: The Invisible Realities of Brain Injury Recovery

It’s a lovely day in the neighbourhood. The sun is blooming, birds are shining, flowers are sing—wait; that’s not quite how it goes. Then it hits you: oh yeah, your brain is injured. These days,…

The Gym and I: Are We On (Again) or Off (Again)?

Everyone knows that exercise is good for you. But does it feel good? The answer is supposed to be yes. Upon experiencing the physical stress of working out, your brain releases neurochemicals (eg. endorphins) that…

I live for the sun.

I’m not sure I could ever overestimate the positive effect of just stepping out the door, looking up at a bright blue sky, and soaking in the rays of the sun. Today I did outdoor…

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