IG Living Blog

Dedicated to bringing comprehensive healthcare information, immune globulin information, community lifestyle and reimbursement news.

Posted on 21. May 2015

PI Parents: We’re No Different

Parents aren’t normal people when it comes to taking care of their children; all common sense flies out of the window, especially with children who are diagnosed with a primary immune deficiency (PI) [More]
Posted on 19. March 2015

Popcorn Tuesdays

Blogger April McGowan used to dread infusion night, until she found a way to turn it into a family night, complete with snacks! [More]
Posted on 5. March 2015

Caregiving for the Caregiver

Patient Advocate Abbie Cornett was used to her role as a patient with her husband acting as caregiver. Then, recently, her husband became ill and their roles suddenly reversed [More]
Posted on 19. February 2015

What to Expect During a Complete Neurological Exam and Workup

Symptoms of neuropathy depend on both the type of nerves affected and the mechanism that causes damage to the nerves. Here is a handy checklist to discuss with your neurologist during an exam and workup [More]
Posted on 5. February 2015

Is an Infusion Port Right for You?

Getting an infusion port can make IG treatment easier, but the decision comes with risks. IG Living Patient Advocate Abbie Cornett shares her story [More]
Posted on 22. January 2015

Weaning IVIG Therapy for CIDP

Weaning patients with CIDP off IVIG therapy begins with assessing the odds that there will be a relapse if the dose is lowered, but several other factors must be considered. Michelle Greer, RN, MBA, explains [More]
Posted on 8. January 2015

Staying Positive with Chronic Illness

As both a patient advocate and a CVID patient, Abbie Cornett is often asked how she copes and stays positive. Abbie asserts that remaining positive isn’t something that just that happens; it is a decision she has to make every day [More]
Posted on 19. December 2014

Embracing What Is

Chronic illness changes life in many ways. For this patient, acceptance and mindfulness lead to hope, self-awareness and even a new career path. [More]