Friday, March 7, 2008

It's A Party!!

Ultimate Blog Party 2008


Welcome to the Ultimate Blog Party! I'm so glad you stopped by to see me!

My name is Kristen and I've lived with CIDP (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy) for the past twelve years. This blog is about my life with CIDP and is meant to bring hope to those who struggle with any type of chronic illness or live with someone who does. I hope you'll join me on this journey...a journey of hope. Leave me a comment. I'd love to hear from you!

14 comments:

Michie said...

I live with two people who have chronic pain. I wish there was something I could do to make you all feel better - I'm that nurturing type. :) Thanks for inviting me to your party. :)

Pickel said...

Welcome to the party and thanks for sharing your story.

it's me, Val said...

So very nice to meet you. I am going to bookmark your blog . . . best wishes to you and hope to see you soon!

Mommy Brain said...

What a great way to reach others struggling with chronic disease. Thanks for being a great party hostess and sharing your experience. I can only imagine how hard it was to go through this, particularly with a small child at the time of your diagnosis. My prayers are with you.

Just another crazy family said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. We do have some of the same interests ... especially our love for the Lord. Come back and see me and I'll do the same.

BrineS said...

I'm inviting you to party with me!

Win some chocolate from my-sister-in-law and I...we blog about CHOCOLATE...me from Australia...and her from Michigan. Here's the link: http://thechocolistas.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

What am I doing in Australia? I married an Aussie...and moved to Brisbane, leaving my family and friends and all the right-side-of-the-road drivers in America.

Win a handmade pocket place mat from my blog Comfort Joy Designs. Here's the link:
http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2008/03/ultimate-blog-party-2008.html

Want to know more about life in Australia? Visit my A Cup of Joy site where I keep up with my family and friends in America. Here's the link:
http://acupofjoy.wordpress.com/

Happy Partying!

Tawny said...

Thank you for putting your story out there! I think it's amazing that you've turned your own struggle into hope for others. I enjoyed partying with you for a spell.

If you want to party at my place, you can head on over and find it here!

Suz said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us!

Suz said...

Thanks for sharing your story with us!

Happy Panda said...

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So I heard you won my prize... #93! Yay! Congrats- I hope that this is something that you were interested in *if not- oh well- it's free:-)*

Go check out Rebecca's Originals and let me know (by comment) which print you are interest in! Leave me an e-mail address so I can contact you about the shipping address!

:-)

Madison Richards said...

Mom my has had MS for going on 30 years and has lived with me for the last 8. We lost my dad last May. Thanks for being obedient to the call to write for others who struggle.

I'll be back to your blog!

Storm said...

I have chronic pain... fibromyalgia.

Still hopping from blog to blog... my goal is to post at each blog at least once. Nice to meet you. Happy blogging!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your blog. Although it is sad to read, I admire your strength and hope, and I will pray for you.
I have fibromyalgia, and now since last April severe neuropathy too. I am trying to rule out CIDP, but can't be sure yet. I haven't had a spinal tap yet, but I have severe leg muscle weakness, severe inflamation in the legs, constant muscle twitching pain, numbness in the pinkies and, slight paralysis in the right foot (just feels strange) twitching and burning muscles. My neuro suspects it's from a mildly slipped disc pressing on a nerve, but not 100% sure that is the cause. I took an anti-inflamatory pill for the first time, and felt soooo much better today, that's why I am wondering if it could be CIDP. Is there any other way to know if it is motor-sensory neuropathy, or CIDP----besides a spinal tap?
My neuro has a wait and see attitude, but if I have CIDP I would rather not wait if early treatment helps the prognosis. What would you do?

Thanks
Melie