Welcome to my blog, Mrs. Wall Writes
Launched in 2012, I have created this site to be a safe place for you to come and be encouraged. I know deep pain in both the physical and emotional sense, and I’m here to say that neither has to keep us in a stronghold for life. The stories that you will find here are centered around chronic pain, mental health, teaching, and faith, and are written in the hope that you will find encouragement in whatever season you are in.
a little about me
I reside in Fort Worth, TX with my husband and two cats. I’m a public special education teacher and I’ve always had a deep passion for helping children with disabilities. I’m a homebody and in my free time, I enjoy throwing on my sweats and watching sitcoms, reading my bible kindle, cleaning + organizing, and doing life with my handsome hubby, family, and close friends. I think laughter is the best medicine—although a little wine never hurt anyone either. More importantly, I live for kindness and giving Jesus glory in all things.
my diagnosis journey
Besides dealing with chronic pain since 2013 and being misdiagnosed with Lupus for five years, my most life-changing diagnosis has been Devic’s disease (often confused with MS). It’s a rare disease that can cause me to become blind and or paralyzed and caused me to become half-blind in 2019. I’m on a treatment plan of a chemotherapy drug through IV infusions biweekly for life. In 2021, I was diagnosed with arthritis which was a very painful experience before I started proper treatment. My war with chronic illness led to a battle with depression + anxiety which affected my overall mental health.
See my other stories published here.