Hello! My name is Lauren, and I want to welcome to The Misadventures of a Spoonie!


My rheumatologist always says that my body didn’t read the handbook and doesn’t follow any rules.  With many of my conditions not presenting themselves as “textbook”, I have encountered many hiccups in the healthcare system along the way.  Between these tales and my experience as a benefits administrator, I hope I can help others navigate their way through health care and life with chronic illness.

Personally, I have ulcerative colitis, endometriosis, ovarian cyst (removed), thyroid cysts, arthritis, and fibromyalgia.  While on Remicade, I also began having drug-induced lupus symptoms, which have since stopped.

I am so thankful for my wonderful support system of my husband and our two cuddle-bug puppies.  There are two reasons The Spoon Theory means so much to me: 1) It helped me realize that it’s okay to ask for help instead of borrowing spoons, and 2) it helped my husband further understand what I’m going through.  He is a very logical person and the quantitative approach helped him comprehend my energy levels and symptoms beyond his initial understanding.  He always checks-in on my spoons and helps support on tasks that really wear me out.  When tasks do wear me down, I can always count on our pups to stay by my side when I’m stuck in bed.

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Thank you for checking out my blog!  I look forward to sharing my experiences with you!


DISCLAIMER:  Any information here is just my adventures and misadventures and should not be taken as medical advice.  These are my personal experiences with medications and my health and are not meant to reflect the “norm” as everyone has their own experience.  Nothing here or on my other social media pages should be seen as medical advice, as I am not a medical professional and, there for, unqualified to diagnose or treat medical conditions.  Please reach out to your doctor and/or go to the hospital if you are having a medical emergency.  Your safety is key!

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