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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Why Pain Can be an 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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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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Inspiration for Today…

Have you ever seen rocks embedded in a tree trunk? How cool is this? I’ve walked by this tree 100 times and never noticed this until yesterday. I had to get up close because I couldn’t believe what I was looking at. Isn’t it beautiful? I love nature. Once again, proof: we can overcome anything. […]

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Can a Therapist Actually Improve Life with Chronic Illness?

I recently wrote about some staggering statistics of living with Chronic Illness, specifically, Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. One of the most resounding facts of all? Fibro suffererers are TEN TIMES more likely to commit suicide than those in the general population. And this does not include those already struggling with an underlying Mental Health […]

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