About Me

Jeanie OnlyI’m married to a hardworking man for almost 23 years and I have an awesome son attending NCSU. I am an empty-nester now – too much time on my hands. 

I was raised in a Christian home with loving parents and 2 older brothers.  I lost my father in 2006 and my oldest brother in 2013.

In 2011, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).   When you hear arthritis you think about being older, however, RA is totally different. It affects your body in so many different ways.  I have recently been diagnosed with Lupus as well.

I was a very active mom, wife, daughter and friend.  I was involved at my son’s school, church, and had a full-time job.  I have a type A personality so having to slow down was not in my vocabulary.  After about a year, I had to lower my hours at work to 32 and I removed myself from all of my extra activities.  The medicine was not helping, and if it did help, the medicine was affecting my liver.  Things were not going as well as I wanted.

At the age of 39 (the summer of 2013 & about to turn 40), my physician decided it was time I stop working.  It was very emotional because I have worked my whole life and the financial burden it would add.

I’m still out of work, but the Lord has provided over and over for our family and for me!!

I’m trying to reinvent myself and teach myself I do not have to be in everything!  I need to enjoy the life God has blessed me with.

I decided to start a blog to help me connect with others and possibly be some motivation for them.  My only motivation is The Lord above.  I try to stay in His Word daily, study the Bible and PRAY!

I pray you will receive a Blessing from reading my blog.

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This is before being diagnosed with RA.

 

One Comment

  1. Hello, I read your comments about your symptoms and it’s the same symptoms as Lyme Disease. Doctors do not like to admit that people with your symptoms have lyme but I can assure you that many people who have been diagnosed with RA and Lupus have discovered that they actually have lyme disease. There is treatment for this but you need to see a Lyme Literate Medical Doctor (LLMD) who specializes in testing and diagnosing this. You may be one of the many people who say that you’ve already been tested and told you don’t have lyme. Most labs do not test all the bands for lyme and the testing they use is very outdated and unreliable. Please consider getting tested by a LLMD and they will give you a Western Blot test from Igenex Labs in CA. They specialize in testing for lyme and co-infections and can tell you if you have lyme or not. If you’ve ever been bit by a tick then it’s very likely you are infected with lyme. Not all people remember getting bit and some never knew they got bit by a tick because they are very small. If you do have lyme you can be treated and get better. It’s a slow process but it’s so important you rule this out as treatment for RA and Lupus can make lyme disease symptoms much worse. I know I’m crossing boundaries here and if you feel I am out of place I apologize. I’ve seen so many people get misdiagnosed over the years and I simply want you to be aware that there may be something else going on here. I’ve had lyme since 1994 but because of many years of no diagnosis and many misdiagnosis I became chronically ill and as a result i suffer daily with neurological issues, arthritis pain and so much more. I appreciate your wonderful blog. Keep up the encouraging work you are doing for the Kingdom of God.

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