I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease rheumatoid arthritis in 2014, while in college. For the first few years, I struggled with feeling isolated, not knowing anyone my age with the disease. I was constantly searching the internet, trying to find articles or stories of how one copes with RA and ways to make life a little easier, but had very little luck finding anything.
Two years ago, I happened upon an acquaintance from college while on instagram. She shared that she was diagnosed a little while back with rheumatoid arthritis as well. I immediately messaged her and we began texting and FaceTiming weekly and haven’t stopped since.
Our friendship made me realize the importance of having someone to talk to, to share frustrations, ideas and laughter with. We began to send each other care packages of things that would brighten each other's day and help provide relief from inflammation. It was then that I realized the importance of talking openly about your struggles and sharing them, in hope that you can help another person scrolling the internet for answers.
Each inflammation relief inspired box includes wellness products and tools to help provide comfort to your joints and ease pain caused by inflammation. These products are in no way a substitute for medication, but as a way to relax your joints and bring your joints and mind happiness, while experiencing a flare. The box also includes products I’ve found help with side effects from the different medications I take, for example, nausea. As someone who lives with chronic inflammation in my joints, I find it extremely important to supply quality products that work. Each item is handpicked by myself and something I would use for my personal comfort as well.
We are so excited for you to join the Inflammation Vacation community and for you to know that you are not alone on this journey.
Founder, Inflammation Vacation