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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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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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How IVIG treatment is going

Today I thought I would write an update on how my IVIG treatment is going.  The graphic above is a good description of the past week or so.  I have felt pain so terrible that it almost doubles me over.  … 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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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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The Stages of Chronic Illness

The following image is one that I developed originally on Powerpoint about some of the “stages” of chronic illness.  Click on the image to see a larger version – much easier to read! My post today is kind of a … Continue reading

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Never give up!

National / World Suicide Prevention Day was this week.  I posted this slide on my Facebook page but didn’t get a lot of attention – not much “reach” to use their lingo. ***Those of us who suffer chronic pain, who … Continue reading

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