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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Why “Give Up” Has Been The Best Advice Any Doctor Gave Me

I’m a fighter by nature. The fight to get answers and ‘get better’ has been no different. If anything, it’s the most (tenacious) fight of my life. In the beginning, I was determined to find that one Doctor or one medicine that would “make me better”. Instead, it was actually the exact opposite thing that […]

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The 8 Essential Oils That Are Better Than Medicine

As anyone with Chronic Illness knows, medication is often just a part of everyday life. But what happens when they aren’t effective, not as effective as one hopes or the side effects far outweigh the benefits? Initially, when I got sick, I didn’t want to take medicine. I had tried migraine meds for Basal Migraines […]

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Why Fibro Affects Your Speech

I’m often astounded over the myriad of inexplicable symptoms that come along with Fibro and usually, I never find out what causes them. We typically just throw them into “the Fibro bucket”, which is pretty much bottomless and dismiss them without ever knowing. So it’s really great when you actually get an answer! One such […]

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The Ugly Reality of Living With Fibro and CFS/ME

If I see one more Pinterest blurb about “Here’s How I Cured My Fibro/ME”, “Eat This To Cure Fibro”, “How So and So Beat Chronic Illness” “Wipe Out Chronic Pain” ETC. I just may puke. It’s called Chronic Illness for a reason: it WON’T go away. I can’t cure it, fix it, help it or […]

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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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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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