Napping Guilt

How many times have you been woken from a nap by a phone call, text, or a knock at the front door, only to have the person who disturbed your slumber to remark how jealous they were that you were napping.  Jealous???!!! Well this is what I think when they say…….. “I wish I hadContinue reading “Napping Guilt”

Break time is over

If you have followed my blog in the past you may have wondered why I hadn’t written anything for the past 5 months.  Well I am back to answer that question and fill you in on what is going on in my life.  If you look back at my past posts you would know thatContinue reading “Break time is over”


From my prior posts you know that I have been dealing with a mystery back pain.   This pain has come and gone, lasting only a day or two at the most for many years.  A year and a half ago it struck and stuck!  When I informed my doctor of this pain last yearContinue reading “Validated”

Finding relief again

Last December I posted about experimenting with THC as a way to cope with my pain.  The results were so amazing that I knew I would someday want to take this route full-time.  Nine months later I did just that.  Saturday morning, before going to the beach, we set out to get my Medicinal MarijuanaContinue reading “Finding relief again”

The Young and the Restless Tackles an Invisible Disability

I am beyond thrilled that the most popular soap opera on American television has decided to have a character develop an invisible disability.  The Young and the Restless character Nikki Newman was recently diagnosed with MS.  So far I believe the writers are doing a good job showing how a physically painful condition slowly startsContinue reading “The Young and the Restless Tackles an Invisible Disability”

Social media vacation

Soon after the holidays I found my depression growing deeper.I knew I needed to do something about my depression and since seeing a doctor of any type was financially out of the question as was obtaining any type of medication, I needed to figure out what was causing my train to derail. It didn’t takeContinue reading “Social media vacation”

Oh what a relief it was!

For the past two weeks I had been using THC in various forms to combat my pain.  It reduced my pain in a way that I have never experienced thru prescription medications.  No it didn’t cure me, but I felt alive and was able to do more than I had been able to do inContinue reading “Oh what a relief it was!”

I am in Pain. Are you listening?

Dear Doctors of the world, What part of I am in pain do you not understand? This past year I was in so much pain that I couldn’t even try to pretend that I was alright. I not only cried after every appointment, I also cried during them. Why? Because my pain level was offContinue reading “I am in Pain. Are you listening?”

Glad you could be here today

Hello friends, I have had the best two weeks (that is physically). I can’t remember another time in the past ten years that I have had so many good hours or days so close together. I will share why I have been feeling better later this week. But for now I want to share whatContinue reading “Glad you could be here today”

Sunday Morning Blues

I used to enjoy Sunday mornings. Going to church with my family, then we would join friends for brunch. Now I sit by myself waiting for my family to return from church. It’s not that I don’t want them to go, I would never ask them to stop living their lives just because I can’tContinue reading “Sunday Morning Blues”

When all else fails, BREATHE

I went to bed last night feeling like the dark cloud hovering over me was growing larger.  Woke up this morning feeling defeated.  That is until I checked my Twitter feed.  I want to thank my sweet spoonie friends that rallied the troops to suggest a good Rheumie in my area.  I can’t tell you how much thisContinue reading “When all else fails, BREATHE”

The Appointment

So today was the big day.  I had to wait for over 2 months for this appointment with a Rheumatologist.  During this time I was holding on to some hope that this doctor would be able to help me with not only my muscle and nerve pain but also the not so lovely pain in myContinue reading “The Appointment”


Yesterday was one of those days where my body needed rest.  In order to reach this goal,  silence or close to silence is needed.  I can handle soft music or having the TV on at a low volume, but that’s about it.  Earlier in the week I had promised my pre-teen daughter that she couldContinue reading “SHHHHH!!!!”

Reasons to Give Thanks…..

After two weeks of horrible pain and feeling sorry for myself, I was reminded today that I am truly blessed.  Blessing number one came from a friend who gave me with a Starbucks gift card for my birthday last week.  This gift made it possible for me to afford joining a few of my local friendsContinue reading “Reasons to Give Thanks…..”

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