New Year, New You. Not Really

This “New Year, New You” thing isn’t really working out. Two nights ago, I couldn’t sleep. I tried to go to bed around midnight, but when I heard my sound asleep Husband heavily snoring, I knew I was relegated to sleeping on the couch. I suspected then that I knew how the night was going […]

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The Ironies In Illness

I was standing in my kitchen profusely sweating, pulling off my socks and any other layers I could, trying to cool off from yet another atrocious hot flash, when the dog rang the outside bell. I was grateful to be standing outside and cooling off when it hit me: I was shivering from the cold […]

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Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a Wonderful New Year to All

I had an absolutely wonderful time with my Family on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The kids all came and we had a sleepover.  We had too much food, too many presents and today, I’m relegated to resting. I cannot express enough how much gratitude I have in my heart to be so Blessed and […]

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When Pain is the Easy Symptom of Chronic Illness

If there is one thing I have learned in my seven years of being sick with Fibromyalgia and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis it is that it is all encompassing. There are no aspects of my body or my life left untouched. I recently wrote a post about why I’m grateful I got sick and that always stands […]

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Dear Santa: Can You Please Bring Me Back My Hair?

There are alot of things I miss: driving, a social life, energy, physical activity, working and obviously, feeling well. One thing I miss most: my hair. Plaquenil for Lupus, Methotrexate shots (low dose chemotherapy) for RA and Topomax for migraines left my hair irreparably damaged, broken and missing in places. It is a glaring everyday […]

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Why I’m Grateful I Got Sick

The very nature of disease has a negative connotation, as does all that goes with it. Sometimes it’s impossible to see the positive side of being ill or having any gratitude for the very thing that took away your life. In this sacred season and time of joy, I thought it appropriate to list the […]

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Tips To Protect Yourself During Cold and Flu Season

Cold and Flu Season is here. As anyone with a compromised immune system or chronic illness knows, colds and the flu can be catastrophic for our bodies. A compromised immune system means that your body is constantly fighting itself, leaving little manpower to fight viruses and bacterial infections. For those whose body isn’t necessarily compromised, […]

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About Me

As previously mentioned in my last post, I will be slowly working to create and personalize this Blog. The first step is to introduce myself. I will also be adding pictures that I feel embody some of the more momentous events in “this” life; both good and bad. With that, here is my introduction: Stacey […]

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Coming Soon…

Please bear with me as I work to customize and add content to my Blog. My goal is not only to discuss chronic illness, but to hopefully provide insight, support and information for others. In the seven years since my first symptoms appeared, I have mourned, morphed and metamorphasized with each loss, diagnosis and hurdle. […]

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There’s Still Potential After Becoming Chronically Ill

I sat with my morning coffee today, much longer than usual. It’s my morning “ritual”…..wake up in a stupor of pain, exhaustion, nausea and dizziness and promptly dump the pain killer, Tramadol, into my body. Today, that saving grace was taking longer to kick in. I typically look at the news, FB and Pinterest, but […]

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