The Good, Bad and Ugly of Botox Injections for Migraines

How many of you suffer from medication sensitivity? I know I do. Which has been part of how I ended up trying Botox for my chronic headaches and migraines. I have tried countless other medications, which either don’t work or have had violent side effects. So when my Neurologist insisted, for over a year, that […]

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Sick From Showering (With Fibro)? This Might be Why.

It near never fails. I’m having a good pain/symptom day and am excited to get some things done. I hop in a shower and like clockwork, halfway through the symptoms start. By the time I finally manage to get dressed, I need to lie down. I’m dizzy, have vertigo, am light headed and nauseous, again. […]

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Chronic Illness Is…..

Chronic illness is not just constantly being sick. It is fearing that “this” spell will be the one that lands you bedridden for a year, again.It is being treated like a hypochondriac by Doctors.It is losing all trust and confidence in yourself.It is being delivered life altering diagnoses, coming to grips with them and then […]

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My Two Most Powerful Tools for Living With Chronic Illness: Acceptance and Gratitude.

As I sit here, I can honestly say that my soul is content. After an ungodly amount of work, our outside sitting area is complete. My dogs are happily playing in their yard and the multitude of birds are singing their collaborative song. I feel abundantly Blessed and immensely grateful. It’s a stark contrast to […]

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If You Have a Cat or Dog, Please Read This Important Post About Grain Free Pet Food! *This Is NOT an Ad*.

I just made a wasted trip to my local Agway looking for new cat and dog food. For years, my fuzzies have been eating what is rated as the best of the best; until recently. Please read this SUPER important letter I recently received from my Veterinarian!! Mid-State Mobile Veterinary ClinicPO Box 1155Leominster, MA, 01453 […]

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To Go or Not To Go; Making Plans With Chronic Illness

Happy Fourth of July!! Backyard barbecues are in full swing today and it’s our first Fourth with none of our three kids home, so I was really excited to be invited to a family barbecue with my Best Friend’s family. Estranged from most of our families and old friends, my Husband and I don’t often […]

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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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