Child of God, Writer, Championship Fighter for Herself
In 2008 Jamie Holloway was diagnosed with Vasculitis, after years of having trouble breathing and extreme fatigue. There are several forms of Vasculitis and specifically, Jamie lives with Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis, otherwise referred to as Wegener’s. Although the conclusion of this auto-immune disease may seem bleak, Jamie’s positive attitude helped her to see the blessings: There was a name for her disease and someone who could help her and they believed in her. This set Jamie on the trek of her life ; Jamie’s Journey toward Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health with Vasculitis.
Jamie has a great team of friends, family and doctors that support her as she learns, grows and discovers who she was made to be. She is aiming to be an authentic woman of God; the very one God created her to be. She values relationship and strives to communicate with and understand all the wonderful people in her life. Learning to live and winning the war, regardless of how many times she might lose the battle, takes strength of character and knowledge which she seeks out in order to include Nutrition, Exercise Positive Thinking and Possibilities in her tool belt of life. She loves to help people with the tools that she has tried and found success with and her great listening skills make that job even easier.
Jamie is an open book, so feel free to Contact her with any question you might have. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her family and cat, Nicholas, all of whom she loves with all her heart. She volunteers as Secretary at Living Ministries. Jamie enjoys cooking, reading and problem solving.
Vasculitis means inflammation of the blood vessels, arteries, veins or capillaries. When such inflammation occurs, it causes changes in the walls of blood vessels, such as weakening and narrowing that can progress to the point of blood vessel blockage.
A result of vasculitis is that the tissues and organs supplied by affected blood vessels do not get enough blood. This can cause organ and tissue damage that can even lead to death.
Vasculitis is a family of rare diseases that can affect people of all ages. Though some forms of vasculitis improve on their own, most require treatment. The length of treatment varies, with some people using medications for extended periods of time.
The different types of vasculitis are classified according to the size and location of the blood vessels that are affected.
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Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) (formerly known as Wegener’s granulomatosis) is an uncommon disease affecting the sinuses, nose and lungs and frequently involves the kidneys, lungs, eyes, ears, throat, skin and other body organs.