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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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I use apple cider vinegar in my diet plan, do you?

Here’s a little different post today.  One about diet, nutrition and wellness. ***I think diet is very important in fighting chronic illness.*** There is good reason that apple cider vinegar is regarded as a remedy for a myriad of illnesses and … Continue reading

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One Week: A Snapshot of Chronic Illness and its Impact

The past week has been chock full of events, ups and downs, that relate to my life with chronic illness.  So, I thought that writing about it would be a good next step for my blog. For those who have … Continue reading

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I Should’ve Known Better, But It Was Fun!

Last night, my son took me to the UT football game.  It was my first time going to the game using my power wheelchair.   Things started great.  We park in a garage that’s not too far from the stadium.  But … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Posts to Facebook So Far

I have written this blog for eight months.  Shortly after starting, I also starting posting to a Facebook page:  McReyscope’s Musings on Chronic Illness (www.facebook.com/mcreyscope).  It’s been fun and I’ve received a lot of feedback, overwhelmingly positive. ***I have overcome … Continue reading

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Chronic Pain: It’s Real and What Can We Do About It

***Pain is cruel.  It can take many forms.  It is real no matter the source or the cause.  And it can last forever.***  Those of us who suffer from severe, chronic pain know how it can disrupt and damage our lives making … Continue reading

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My First Dose of IVIG in August 2014

Two weeks ago, I received my first dose of IVIG in order to try to treat the paraneoplastic neurological syndrome triggered by Stage IV melanoma that has caused me significant health problems including: painful peripheral neuropathy in the hands and feet, … Continue reading

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