“You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it.” – Margaret Thatcher Once upon a time there was a girl who hurt all over. She went to her Doctor, whom she trusted, in search of help. The competent Doctor figured… Continue Reading “The Battle for Healthcare”
Life is beautiful and living is pain. -Hunter S. Thompson You know those mornings when the alarm goes off and you find yourself suddenly extremely aware of the poor choices that have lead to the hollowed out barely human feeling you have? I’ve had… Continue Reading “Drinks with Friends (and other things masochists might do)”
Just because you CAN live with symptoms, doesn’t mean you SHOULD.
Knowing what to ignore and what to treat comes from being in tune with your body.
“Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.” -Thomas Jefferson Honesty is the best policy so the saying goes. And yet, is it? Well, not always, right? I mean we all have a whole laundry list of social customs in which… Continue Reading “Learning to be Honest”
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost- The Road Not Taken When you have a chronic disease, the road to disability is an unpaved country road not… Continue Reading “Finding a New Path”
“Unless we learn to know ourselves, we run the danger of destroying ourselves.” ― Ja A. Jahannes, WordSong Poets As a lover of learning and a science nut, I have always sought and craved Information. As a chronic degenerative disease sufferer I have come to… Continue Reading “The Double Edged Sword Of Knowledge: The benefits and drawbacks of being “in the know””
“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the clouds is the sun still shining; Thy fate is the common fate of all, Into each life some rain must fall, Some days must be dark and dreary.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow-The Rainy Day It’s a rainy, drippy morning here in Maine. After the sweltering hot humid days we’ve suffered through the last few weeks, I welcome the cooler air. At the same time, my body is… Continue Reading “Rainy Day Remedies”
“Hope is like a road in the country; there was never a road, but when many people walk on it, the road comes into existence.” -Lin Yutang Photo by Johannes Plenio on Pexels.com If you have an autoimmune diagnosis, there is a pretty good… Continue Reading “The Road to Diagnosis”