To Go or Not To Go; Making Plans With Chronic Illness

Happy Fourth of July!! Backyard barbecues are in full swing today and it’s our first Fourth with none of our three kids home, so I was really excited to be invited to a family barbecue with my Best Friend’s family. Estranged from most of our families and old friends, my Husband and I don’t often […]

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What It’s Like to Live and Cope With Dysautonomia

The last couple of weeks have been crazy busy and emotional, relocating my 91 year old Aunt from a challenging living situation to Assisted Living. She is settling in nicely and looks like a whole new woman, which has made it worth absolutely everything. If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it again now: […]

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What’s Really Behind an Invisible Illness

I cannot even believe I am sharing this image, as it is, obviously, super atrocious. However, one of the reasons I write is to show ALL sides of living with chronic illness. So here it is: Yesterday, my Husband and I had to make the over 60 minute drive to handle an ongoing issue with […]

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8 Effective Pain Relievers for Living with Chronic Pain

I’m often asked what medications I use for relieving the pain and symptoms of living with multiple chronic illnesses. For that reason, I wanted to write a post outlining the medications I rely on to enable me to live, not just exist. In these past 8 years, we have pretty much tried everything. While some […]

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Essential Oil Bug Spray Recipe for Dogs

Meet Oliver…..Oliver is a Schnauzer Mix Rescue, who also happens to be an Angel in a fur suit. ❤ We also have a second dog, Lola, whom I also love dearly. But Oliver is my dog, while Lola’s favorites are my Husband and youngest Son. Oliver saved my life, when I saved him in 2016, […]

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Managing the Unending Nausea of Fibro and CFS

Two years ago, I had agonizing back pain that would not respond to any treatment. I was completely incapacitated with pain. We saw a Spinal Specialist at one of the big hospitals and I can remember my Husband explaining to him that if we could just improve my back pain, that my quality of life […]

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