Chronically Jill
Chronically Jill Nordic Skiing

Finding Freedom on the Nordic Track

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day is about compassion, freedom, kindness, and love not only to others, but to yourself as well. Today in Mount Hood, on the Teacup Lake Nordic Ski course, I was able to say hello to my personal freedom and show myself the absolute love I deserve by enjoying something I […]

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Low FODMAP Diet Reaction

Why I Went on the Low FODMAP Diet

In August my gastroenterologist decided to try a more holistic approach to treating what he said was severe irritable bowel syndrome, or IBS. At this point I was weaning off chemotherapy with the concern that the Methotrexate was doing more harm than good. My rheumatologist had referred me to a specialist because while the chemo […]

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Low FODMAP Diet Grocery List

On my Instagram, I receive a lot of questions about the Low FODMAP Diet for my autoimmune disease and IBS. I always tell my followers the importance of only doing this diet if it is prescribed by a doctor. Why? Because it’s dangerous. If you’ve consulted with your doctor and they allow you to proceed, […]

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How To Increase Dexterity to Relieve Arthritis Pain

  Last night in Oregon, we received our first rainfall of Autumn, which meant a constant reminder that I have Arthritis. Since we have the awful forest fires going, this rain was a blessing. The ashes have calmed down in the air quite a bit. It wasn’t until I was driving home from a Taco […]

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Healthy Ramen Noodles on Autoimmune Cheat Day

Autoimmune Diet Cheat Meal: Adult Ramen Noodles

Have you ever seen someone on social media post about how excited they were for “cheat day”? Usually donuts, pizza, french fries, or other unhealthy items are piled onto their plate as a reward for sticking to their extreme diet for the entire rest of the week. A fair majority of athletes or dieters have […]

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Raspberry Chocolate Bar with Heart in Center

Chocolate Making & Choosing Happiness over Grieving

Today at a team building activity, I was able to create new memories and, most importantly, celebrate my late mother’s birthday on a sweet note by doing one of her favorite things, indulging in chocolate and learning about artisan chocolate making! Throughout my life I have been enrolled in various therapies. Chemo therapy, art therapy, […]

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Remicade/ Infiximab Infusion Day Reflections

Remicade infusion Every 30 minutes The pulse vibes through my arm wrapped tight to catch the count with the clock on her wrist and twitch goes the pulse from a finger counting my numbers for Remicade a static I am Every hour goes the medicine the push carries it through my veins taped tight to […]

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How I Stay Organized with a Chronic Illness

If there is one thing you should know about me, it is that I have to stay organized ALL the time. Since I’m always running out of spoons (aka energy), I am constantly forgetting where I put things, when I put them there, and why I moved it in the first place. From a young […]

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What does synovial fluid do in an Arthritis Flare Up?

What is synovial fluid?  Synovial fluid is a lubricant lies within your joints and protects your bones from clashing together when you’re moving. When you injure yourself, there is often swelling to protect yourself even more. However, with Rheumatoid Arthritis, your disease fills up the joint quite excessively to “protect” yourself. Since the disease is […]

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How You Can Make Small Decisions to Live More Eco-Friendly

It was second semester of my sophomore year of college and I was starting to get nervous about where to go for in between my current and upcoming semester. Over the phone and miles away, my sister, “Lee”, and I were discussing my plans for the summer. I knew I didn’t want to live in my […]

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