My Mom

My mom was all the things I wished I was: outgoing, funny, incredibly brave, a great cook, amazing with plants, incredibly wise, and oddly intuitive. She made life seem colorful and humorous. Unfortunately, she was also sick for the second half of her life. I have to say, despite it all, she handled her illness …

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Throwing water up in the air to feed the birds…Again

 You know the person in you that dresses up for doctor’s appointments, until you realize that’s actually hurting you because you “look fine”? I forget the actual terminology doctors put in charts, but it seems to be doctor code for … not sure what this person thinks they have but to me they look A-Okay. …

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7 Signs You’re Living With A Chronic Illness

1. Your pajama’s are likely overflowing into another drawer and if you’re like me you also have a wide variety of seasonal Pj’s. Silver lining: Hopefully you love pj’s like I always have so buying yet another pair is exciting. 2. You now have great appointment scheduling skills and have learned to write them down …

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Superwoman Immune System…loading

Thank you for stopping by today. As the season would have it, I've gone and gotten normal-people-sick. For those of you without a chronic illness this is when you get a typical illness, like a cold, on top of your chronic illness. I must confess though, aside from getting a touch of whooping cough, which …

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To IV Infuse Or Not To IV Infuse

As someone whose body seems to see a side-effect-list and react with, “I’ll see your side effects and raise you an additional few” with any and all supplements, vitamins, and medications, you can understand when the doctor (we’ll call him Dr. H) was insisting on an IV iron infusion, because it would make me feel …

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