Category Archives: Inspirational

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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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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Open Letter to Pain and Its Friends

Dear Pain, Fatigue and Weakness, I’m just writing to tell you that you’ll never, ever win. I will never stop fighting. You’ve hit me over and over with your best shot, but I keep getting up and living my life. … Continue reading

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Now just a minute, what is this thing called pain?

There are all kinds of different types of pain. One kind is the pain we feel when we touch something that is too hot, too cold or too sharp.  This kind of pain exists to try to protect us by … Continue reading

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Building Awareness: What All Chronic Pain Sufferers Have In Common

Today, about two months and two weeks after my heart attack, I went back to continue the high dose IVIG (intravenous immunoglobulin G) treatments that were recommended by the doctors at the Mayo Clinic last summer. I am just back … Continue reading

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Top Facebook Posts in December 2014 for McReyscope’s Musings on Chronic Illness

***Most of my time this month has had to be devoted to my Facebook page.  It was all I could do to keep up with it.  Once I did the very basics and what I had to do to keep … Continue reading

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10 Common Mistakes Made In Chronic Illness

1.  Letting your disease control your life. As long as we allow our disease to control our lives, we really don’t have a life.  It’s not easy.  In fact, it is very, very hard to do.  But we have to … Continue reading

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The Link Between Inflammation and Chronic Illness with Answers

***A chronic illness may be defined as a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured.***  Chronic illness impacts people all over the world. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that chronic disease is the leading cause of death … Continue reading

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Five Tips For Chronic Pain Patients Prescribed Rehabilitative Therapy

***So, if you’re like me and have been prescribed PT and OT for your chronic pain and/or illness, how do you get through it without feeling like this: 1.  Make sure your physician understands your illness. A rehabilitation plan should … Continue reading

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Invisible Illness Week: 30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

Today (Sept. 14) is the last day of Invisible Illness Awareness Week.  One of the things you can participate in is a meme at http://www.invisibleillnessweek.com about your own invisible illness.  This is my submission in support of advocating for the millions … Continue reading

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