Every time I wake up, there seems to something new to contend with, a new ailment, side effects &/or condition, which means visits with more 'ists and 'ologists. This was not in the script I had envisioned for my life. None of it. Who would choose chronic illness, chronic pain and all that … [Read more...] about This Wasn’t In the Script!
It's sad that we need a whole month to bring awareness about a disease or illness. But if you don't suffer with these health issues, then you may not know anything about how much they impact a person's life. June is Migraine Awareness Month. As one who has been a chronic migraineur for over 36 … [Read more...] about June is Migraine Awareness Month
Recently, my husband went to church without me; which happens nearly every Sunday when you have a list of chronic illnesses a mile long. A lady at the church apologized to him for not understanding about how ill I was. She said she had researched Adrenal Fatigue and was shocked at how … [Read more...] about Here’s My Card
Ugh. Summer AGAIN! I do not do well in hot weather. Add in humidity, and I'm a gonner. It doesn't help that I have 2 medications that give me dry mouth, 1 that gives me hot flashes, and that I'm post-menopausal. I'm as parched at the desert. About 2 years ago, I stopped drinking iced tea (it … [Read more...] about Hydrate Thyself
Life goes on around us, with no respect for our illness. Holidays, family events, social time with friends; how do we squeeze in a life amidst our daily chronic pain? Here's a few Life Hacks that may help you: Rest Do your best to rest leading up to the day of the event. And plan for rest … [Read more...] about Planning Life Around Chronic Pain
I wholly support the medical doctors who take care of me. I respect their training; but I also know that they deal with hundreds of patients, and I only have to deal with me. So I made it a point to be proactive in my healthcare. I learned as much as I could about the conditions I was diagnosed … [Read more...] about 5 Life HACKS On How To Be Your Own Health Advocate