Living With An Autoimmune Disease: Part II

Living with an Autoimmune Disease – Part II: How an unplanned camp out on a frozen river may have saved my life. In Part I of this series, (click here for the story) I shared the symptoms of an overactive thyroid I ignored in the fall/winter of 1996 – 1997. I left off with my dog team and I heading out onto the Little Bay De Noc on Lake Michigan in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, after…

20 Years of Living With Autoimmune Disease: Part I

Living With An Autoimmune Disease: 20 Years and Counting – Part 1 I am planning on this being a 2 or 3 part series, as I want to share as much as possible. My hope is someone who might be suffering, recognizes something to get them to get the help they need. The photo below was taken on Valentine’s Day 1997, a few months shy of my 31st birthday. Little did I know, 20 years…

Drink Up on the 4th – Water That Is

Happy 4th of July everyone! Summer is in full swing in Interior Alaska and all of the Northern Hemisphere and that means trying to squeeze in as many outdoor activities as possible. While running around shuttling kids to summer activities, going to the beach or heading out on a family vacation, don’t forget to make sure you are drinking enough water. Many of us don’t drink enough plain water to keep ourselves properly hydrated without…