Wednesday, May 18, 2016

The Beginning...

Hello reader,

My name is Michelle. And I guess this is my blog. Or what I hope is to become my happy place.

I've always said I like to write blog posts in the hopes that what I write resonates with someone who is going through something similar to what I've been through. Also, because I enjoy writing. It's a perfect outlet, and it makes my grandmother happy when I write. And keeping our grandmothers happy is a must.

So here I am. To learn a little more about me and my blog, I'll answer a couple of questions you may have.

What chronic illnesses do I have? I've had Type 1 diabetes since the age of 12. Since then I have been diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease, Endometriosis, and a medication-induced movement disorder that causes ataxia, a tremor, and difficulty with walking. This took a long and painful 3 years to diagnose! I also fight a mood disorder and advocate for mental illness! But these things do not define me. They definitely put a struggle in my day to day life, but there's a reason I put the word 'triumph' in my header of this blog. Because that's what this is about; defying the odds.

What will I be writing about? I plan to write about my chronic illnesses, as I love to raise awareness, but I also plan on writing posts about coping with the trials and tribulations that come with these illnesses. This will include personal stories and tips and tricks. I will definitely be writing about my cat, Big, who is my true sidekick, as well as beauty products, pop culture, and general ramblings about life!

Thank you for coming on this blogging journey with me,



  1. Hi Michelle
    I came to your blog after seeing your post on The Mighty, because I'm in that hell known as Undiagnosed Limbo.....
    I too have a movement disorder, & they have no idea what's causing it, & my doctors are now just leaving me to sit & wait......
    Can I ask what medication caused your movement disorder? It may help me push my doctors for answers.
    Thanks, & I look forward to reading more of your blog!

    1. Hi there!
      I am so sorry to hear you're stuck in this awful limbo. It really is hell and if you ever want to vent you can to me! The medication that caused my movement disorder is Seroquel.
      Sending you lots of love!

  2. I just saw your post on The Mighty's newsletter. I am in the process of getting diagnosed with a movement disorder, too. I told my neurologist to just call it tardive dyskinesia (from 2.5 years of Geodon) and just get it over with. I just started a blog THIS WEEK about it. I'm sorry, that sounds fishy/phishy. I feel awkward now. But I think we'd have interesting stories to share with each other and I'd love your moral support in this process as someone who's been there, done that.