Protected: The Munchies

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Vacation Downtime

In the past, I was on the go from the moment I left home to go on vacation until the moment I arrived home.  After chronic illnesses entered my life, I began scheduling downtime prior to and following my trips.  However, this was not enough after my conditions progressed. In the past year, I haveContinue reading “Vacation Downtime”

Protected: Medicating with Marijuana isn’t as expensive as I thought it would be.

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Spoonies are like snowflakes, each has a different story to tell

Recently a fellow spoonie posed a question online.  She asked if she should share the details of her struggle because some people have rudely questioned her disability.  They say that she is just fishing for attention.  Anyone who suffers from chronic conditions like Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus, Lymes, MS, Endometriosis, etc… knows that the struggleContinue reading “Spoonies are like snowflakes, each has a different story to tell”

Insult or Compliment?

When someone says “You don’t look sick“, do you take it as an insult or a compliment?  Personally I take it as an insult and here is why. 1. “You don’t look sick” is an accusation, not a compliment.  Those words accuse the person in pain of being a liar.  If people who haven’t aContinue reading “Insult or Compliment?”

What if you never knew what it was like to live without physical pain

Imagine never knowing what it felt like to live without chronic pain.  For those of us living with chronic pain this is quite easy, we remember our lives before our chronic illness took over our bodies. We can remember running, dancing, or just being able to sit up without pain.  We not only remember whatContinue reading “What if you never knew what it was like to live without physical pain”

My Abominable Abdominal Adhesions

Abdominal adhesions began wreaking havoc in my life back in 2004 after having surgery to remove a giant cyst.  Some, myself included wanted to blame the type of surgery performed for the adhesions, being that prior to having laparoscopic I had two C-sections without developing adhesions.  But in my case it wasn’t the type ofContinue reading “My Abominable Abdominal Adhesions”

Staying afloat

Ugh!! Today is one of those days in which I feel like I am sinking.  There are a few things I need to accomplish today but with each attempt I feel like I am sinking further behind.  Is it really too much to ask that my body cooperate for just a few hours?  The frustratingContinue reading “Staying afloat”

Psoriatic Arthritis and Me.

I am not shy when it comes to how I treat my chronic conditions with marijuana or my  disgust over the prescription medications that are available.  Recently someone asked me about how I treated my Psoriatic Arthritis prior to switching to medical marijuana.  This is not a question that I can answer within the reply sectionContinue reading “Psoriatic Arthritis and Me.”

Peekaboo

I’ve been debating whether or not to share my most recent chronically ill related embarrassing moment.  I was so humiliated that I swore my husband and daughter to secrecy the moment it happened.  As days passed I realized that this is not the worst that has happened to me and that I have shared muchContinue reading “Peekaboo”

My favorite therapy

Therapy and chronic pain/illnesses go hand in hand.  There is no way to go through life living in pain and not need some type of therapy.  We need physical therapy to give our bodies the strength to fight the pain and illness.  We need some sort of emotional therapy to keep from going mad fromContinue reading “My favorite therapy”

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