Author Archives: mcreyscope

About mcreyscope

Retired / disabled survivor of Stage IV melanoma and paraneoplastic syndrome.

Daily Prompt: Stubborn

via Daily Prompt: Stubborn Well, many people have told me that they very few people that are more stubborn than I am.  I think this trait has allowed me to face the many health challenges that I have faced over … Continue reading

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A Nightmare in Airline Travel

Yesterday, my wife, daughter and I returned home from Dallas, Texas by way of American Airlines.  So many things went wrong, I wanted to share our experience in the hope that other disabled travelers might avoid some of the issues … Continue reading

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Finding New Strength – Cancer Sucks

It’s been sometime sine I wrote a new post.  The reasons are numerous.  A lot has to do with health issues and the continuing struggle I am fighting with chronic disease. Many of you may have read older posts describing … Continue reading

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10 Common Mistakes Made In Chronic Illness

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Why does it hurt more at night?

I think many of us have asked this question: Why does it seem to hurt so much more at night? Now I’m also certain that a few will respond that it hurts more during the day, or after strenuous activity … Continue reading

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Happiness and Joy Despite Chronic Illness

I’ve concentrated on other parts of my life the past few months, relying on the 80+ other posts that I’ve written to keep communicating my message with my Facebook followers.  As those of you who have read my blog know, … Continue reading

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10 Common Mistakes Made In Chronic Illness

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Dead Man Walking

Seven years have past.  It was cancer they said.  Frightened I was but was determined to fight.  As heavy the load, it would get heavier still.  It’s as if I’m a dead man walking. I hear the angels talking talking talking Now I’m … Continue reading

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Be a Survivor!! Continue to live your life!!

Originally posted on mcreyscope's musings on chronic illness:
Since 2008, I have survived the following: Stage IV melanoma including four surgeries and high dose interferon Paraneoplastic neurological syndrome with steroid treatments, IVIG and nearly three years of Cytoxan therapy Severe weakness…

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Insights on coping with my journey with chronic disease

Once again it’s been a while since my last post on this blog.  It wasn’t intentional.  My disease simply would not allow me the good moments that I needed to write.  I could post to Facebook and do a few … Continue reading

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