Hello world! This is my very first blog post. Allow me to introduce myself and give you a little info about myself. My name is Joey (yes, I am a female named Joey. My mom didn’t want another son and yes! I know joeys are baby kangaroos). Now that we got that out of the way…I am 43 years young and have systemic scleroderma, sjogrens, raynaud’s, pulmonary fibrosis, and severe GI issues including gastroparesis.

I always wanted a smaller waste and to eat less, be careful what you wish for as I also have a feeding tube. Not what I had in mind when I thought about eating less. But if anyone can rock the tube, I will!

My hope for this blog is to raise awareness about these illnesses in my own way, very straight forward and sometimes a little wacky. After all, I have to live this life with these illnesses, I have to be able to laugh at myself. Who in the hell wants to cry? Not this chicky! And if I’m lucky, I can make you laugh too. I have a real good feeling about this…