Who Am I?

Lex in May of 2016My name is Alexis (my nickname is Lex). This blog is about my struggle to reclaim my identity while living with multiple chronic illnesses (so far, in my case, they are: depression, anxiety, fibromyalgia, and gastroparesis). I am in my 30’s and have had these illnesses for a long time, and somewhere along the way, I feel that I lost myself.

After a long period of feeling very down and thinking that things would only get worse, I’ve started actively seeking solutions to my problems other than what my doctors have been able to offer so far. This blog is where I write about my journey, about my past and present, and about anything I think may help others in similar situations.

I live in a cozy apartment in a suburb of New York City with my husband. I have a BA in Philosophy. I love coffee and chocolate. I try to knit, crochet, and make jewelry when I am feeling well enough.