Remember when I told y’all about how I decided to go gluten-free after being diagnosed with this condition called dermatomyositis? Well a few weeks ago I had my six-month checkup with my rheumatologist (aka rheumy), which is a doctor that specializes in treating rheumatic illnesses such as myositis, systemic lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other similar autoimmune conditions.
My usual checkups consist of going over my latest test results (I get blood work done every month to monitor my health condition) and summarizing how I’ve been feeling physically since my previous checkup. Thankfully, all is well. I’ve been off my meds for two years now, and that’s 100% due to my faith in God, maintaining a positive mindset and changing my eating habits. [Read more…]