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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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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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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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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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Trying to Get Back to the “New Normal”: Post Heart Attack Musings

***It’s been about a month since my last post.  I haven’t really felt very good.  On some days, I’ve done a lot, but the fatigue has put me down for a couple of days thereafter.***  ***Part of the problem seems … Continue reading

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Heart Attack! A reminder of my fragile mortality!

It was Monday, October 27, 2014.  I woke up feeling “pretty good”.  At least good for me given my chronic illness and the various symptoms that I live through each day.  The week before I had started a new protocol … Continue reading

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Third Dose of IVIG

Well, I had my third dose of IVIG this week.  For those who may not have read previous posts, I take IVIG to treat peripheral neuropathies, pain and fatigue along with many other symptoms that are part of a paraneoplastic … 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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Brain fog: what is it and what can we do about it?

***Brain fog, a type of cognitive dysfunction, is one of the most common complaints of people with chronic illness.*** It can be severe and can have just as big an impact on our lives as pain or fatigue. Sometimes, I … 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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