When Life Gets in the way of chronic Illness

You’ll have to forgive me, as this is going to be a mash up of topics post. I’m so tired, my eyeballs feel like they’re bleeding. I have had so much to tell you about! And then my Son was very seriously injured at work. I cannot say when or if I will be able […]

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Do You Ever Feel Like?…

Do you ever feel like getting help for one of your conditions is like having to choose between being eaten by a shark or devoured by a crocodile?…..‬

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Eating Healthy Quick Tip

Do you know what I LOVE eating for lunch?….. OREOS!!!! (well the organic version anyhow) Instead, I’m eating salad. I buy an organic mix that has multiple green leaf veggies. I throw in carrot sticks, blueberries and add in walnuts, for a protein source. Then, because I hate salad, I throw some Kashi cinnamon shredded […]

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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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Fibro is SO Much More Than Pain

May is, coincidentally, awareness month for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and mental health. Or maybe it isn’t coincidental at all. Anyone who lives with chronic illness & pain, Fibro or CFS is very likely all too familiar with how disease affects one’s mental health. It produces a myriad of thoughts and emotions that are […]

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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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The Blogs and Bloggers I Follow as a Chronic Illness Blogger

Long before I began blogging, I was following Blogs about Chronic Illness/Pain, Fibro and CFS/ME. Over the years, I have come across some really great Blogs and met some really great Bloggers. So I wanted to introduce you to them. I am so grateful to have found a plethora of information and encouragement, over the […]

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There’s No Such Thing As “Status Quo” When You’re Chronically Ill

So what does that title even mean? Last night I had the privilege of receiving some feedback from a reader about how positive I am. My Husband and I laughed and said boy, if only they really knew me, they’d know how much of a curmudgeon I really am. We laughed, but that whole exchange […]

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