MS_SWEETHEART's SparkPeople Blog MS_SWEETHEART's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Small Changes Changed My Life A few years ago health problems shattered my world. I went from being able bodied, employed, and successful, to needing a walker to get around and unemployed. I felt worthless and began to suffer from chronic depression and gained over 100 pounds. I pretty much gave up on life. I became overwhelmed by all of the things that I could no longer do. To make a long story short, I began making small changes...very small changes, to get my life back on track. <BR> <BR> Now, I no longer need a walke... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 14:21:35 EST Mixed Connective Tissue Disease Because of a blog I wrote earlier this week, I have been receiving emails asking about my Mixed Connective Tissue Disease, what it is, and what are its symptoms. It is an autoimmune condition that causes insane amounts of inflammation in the body, which attacks, weakens, and destroys the joints, muscles and tissue in the body. In the worst cases, vital organs can be damaged. There is no known cause, and there is no cure. It's mostly found in women, and it has the same symptoms as Lupus, whic... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:07:26 EST