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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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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Blog Name Defined: Fighting With Fibro

My days vacillate between “fighting with Fibro” or “fighting, with Fibro”. It’s astounding to me that I never just get “a day”. Somehow, Fibro is never backseat or unconsidered; it’s always there. Life is *never as it once was. I thought long and hard for a title for this blog; something that concisely captured this […]

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“Getting” Sick, How I Became Chronically Ill

So the saying goes, you have to start somewhere. So I’ll start at the beginning: of the end of my old life and the start of my thus far seven year life of fighting with Fibro and fighting, with Fibro. I was 37 in October of 2011. I owned my own Consulting Business, was a […]

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