About Mimi's Luvs

About Mimi About Mimi's Luvs CIPD

Hello and welcome to Mimi's Luvs

I started this little venture as a way to add some extra money to supplement my disability pay, and as a way to spoil my 6 grand kids  (Mimi's Luvs).  Most recently I have needed the extra money to pay for my medications.

Up until 2016 I was working full time and then in February 2016 my world came crashing down. It was discovered that I had a rare auto-immune disorder that paralyzed me from the waist down. What I am fighting is called "Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy" or CIPD (https://rarediseases.org/rare-diseases/chronic-inflammatory-demyelinating-polyneuropathy/).  CIDP is very rare, there are about 5-7 cases per 100,000 individuals, and I was one of the "lucky"ones. In actuality I was, I never needed a breathing tube and I am alive.

I spent 4 months in several hospitals learning how to stand, and walk again. It was a fight, I spent days and nights in pain, I'm not talking a mild pain, but a pain that can only be described as someone taking a hot knife and scraping your nerves over and over again. There were days I was so medicated that they are a fog.

While in the hospitals I had 5 plasma exchanges, this is similar to dialysis. They surgically placed 2 tubes in my neck where one took the blood out and one put it back in after it had been separated and cleaned. At least that is what I was told, I made sure I was mediated for this 3-4 hour procedure. I also started what is called IVIG (Immunoglobulin therapy), and I still get this every 3 weeks.

Anyway, I learned how to walk again, I am driving again, but I am medically retired forever (well right now it is 5-7 years).

Help this Mimi spoil her grand-kids and pay for her medications :) .

Happy Shopping and if there is anything you would like to see in the shop feel free to drop me a line @ trixielangford@gmail.com

Thank you,

Mimi ♥

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