Waking Up Amy

New to blogging, not new to life


Having a chronic illness should not keep you from going on vacation. Every year, a group of my friends from high school takes a trip together. I usually tag along and bum a car ride from a friend that lives close to me. On one trip, she and I talked about how both of us […]

I was in the grocery store the other day and ran into a lady that I had worked with years ago in a medical office. We both exchanged pleasantries and then she asked, “What do you do now? Where are you working?” I don’t want to take the time to explain my various ailments, and […]

Suffering from a chronic illness is never what I’d call a “good time”, but it seems even less so during the summer months. While spending time outside can be fun, it can also cause problems and aggravate symptoms in some conditions. Being informed and prepared is the key to an enjoyable summer. Following these tips […]

Early spring days bring chirping birds, budding trees, and patches of daffodils dotting the lawns. Everything seems fresh and new, except my house. This time of year always makes me feel like I need to be cleaning something. The only problem I have with cleaning is my chronic illness. I make grand plans, and it […]

A few days ago, I read an article that blew my mind. Where did I read this article? I can’t remember. However, I do remember after reading it I felt as if my whole life had been a lie. Just kidding, it wasn’t that dramatic. This article was explaining a neurological condition called Synesthesia. It […]

Do you have flushing, swollen bumps, burning sensation, or dry eyes? These are all signs of Rosacea, a chronic skin condition that affects an estimated 16 million Americans. I have had Rosacea for over 20 years. Symptoms vary from person to person, but the first thing I noticed was red, flushed cheeks that made people […]