The Important Life Lessons I’ve Learned From Living With Chronic Illness

Will you live in sorrow, self pity and anger? Or will you choose to change, just as your body and mind has? What you choose to do next is what actually defines you.

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Today is National Rescue Dog Day!!

Today, May 20th, is National Rescue Dog Day!! So no matter how lousy I’m feeling, I needed to post in recognition and appreciation for the two dogs who adopted us. After falling ill, we finally had the right home situation to adopt and in 2013, we brought home our Australian Shepard mix, Lola. Three years […]

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Chronic Illness Never Takes a Day Off…(funny pic)

Chronic Illness never takes a day off. It’s finally sunny and 70 in Massachusetts today. How am I spending this absolutely gorgeous day? Sleeping, in pain, sitting on the couch watching tv, trying not to be sick. So I just have to say:

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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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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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Ten Ways to Live Life Better With Chronic Illness

Life certainly hasn’t turned out the way I intended, to say the least. And in the beginning, when I was sickest, I was angry and full of pain and disappointment over getting sick. I had a difficult time seeing through the haze of loss and resentment to realize that I still had choices left in […]

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