The first thing most people do when they have any sort of medical-related question is head to Google.
We Google symptoms and try to self-diagnosis. We search for causes and treatments.
Then you get a diagnosis and head back to Google. What does the diagnosis mean? How are others living with this particular illness? What adjustments are needed? What does the day-to-day look like?
That’s what I did, back in November 2011, when I received my autoimmune disease diagnosis.
Except Google didn’t have a lot of resources available. My autoimmune condition is rare, and there wasn’t a whole lot of available information out there.