Must read: A compelling article from The New Yorker; A woman’s winning battle with Autoimmune Disease


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What’s Wrong with Me? -I had an autoimmune disease. Then the disease had me.

When I read this gripping and strikingly familiar article by Megan O’Rourke from The New Yorker, I relived my own story almost to a fault. It describes her own struggle with autoimmune disease, from a compellingly personal perspective -one which leaves no room for argument over the reality of autoimmune disease.

Her words shoot from the page with strength and definitive presence. There is now way not to get emotionally caught up in her struggle; and for those who know from experience where she’s coming from; you have no choice but to get thrown back into your own past.

However, Megan O’Rourke’s article isn’t a sob story by any means. It is a poetic rendition of one woman’s brave emotional awakening in the midst of her chaotic diversity, and her decision to grab the world by the neck once and for all. She takes charge, and leads us through a door that shuts behind her, and by that she successfully show us how to stop looking back.

This is a lengthy article in which every word is worth the read! I’m sure you will well up from the sheer familiarity of her situation, as I did.


Click here to read the article!



-Did YOU kick some AID butt??

Use the form below to send me a short story (2-3 paragraphs) of how you positively dealt with your disease, and I will publish it on the blog (complete with bio and link to your site) as an inspiration to others!* Every request will receive a reply, and no names will be published without your approval.

*The Gluten Free Lifesaver reserves the right to choose which stories are suitable for publishing, to edit content before publishing, the order and time in which they are published, and the total amount of stories published.


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