Today I am excited to have Katie from tissue tales (formerly connective tissue disorders) hosting Allergic to Life and I on Day 5 of our first ever book blog tour. Katie and I connected about seven months ago when she began following my blog. I read the name of her blog post and was baffled. I had no idea what connective tissue disorder was so I immediately went to her blog to learn more. I discovered that Katie is a young woman who is dealing with a painful disorder. She describes connective tissue disorder as:
Connective tissue is the most diverse of the body’s four tissue types. If I were to describe it to you in a “nutshell” it would look something like this: connective tissue is the glue of the body. It holds everything together both inside and out (organs, joints, arteries, everything). As you can imagine, it does a very important job and is found and needed in virtually every fraction of the body.
I began following Katie immediately to learn more about she manages her life with such a disorder. I soon learned that she is also a very talented artist from the drawings she shares on her site. Check out her poetry and art section.
I have written a guest blog post for today’s tour stop. During my battles I began to lose my identity, my sense of self, and depression wanted to be my best friend. Today I have included an excerpt from my book about what life felt like to me.