Tag Archives: heart disease

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

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 that began with left drop foot and ascended to … Continue reading

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Okay now, what’s this heart thing again?

Shortly after recovering from the pulmonary embolism, that shortness of breath thing started happening again.  I thought to myself that surely I couldn’t be having heart problems again.  But sure enough, with every physical exertion came shortness of breath and … Continue reading

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Now What? Pulmonary Embolism!

Just after completing my rehabilitation from the onset of transverse myelitis, another medical emergency struck.  I was walking with a friend from my office to lunch one Monday afternoon when a sharp pain in my chest doubled me over.  I … Continue reading

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August 2009: Transverse Myelitis?

In my last blog describing my journey fighting metastatic melanoma, I shared my first experience with cardiovascular disease after being diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma.  Little did I know that would be easy compared to what was coming next! During … Continue reading

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Heart Attack? But I Have Melanoma!

After the cancer had come back and I knew that I had Stage IV melanoma, it was a stressful time.  However, I was determined to continue to fight the disease. ***My oncologist and I had started looking at clinical trials … Continue reading

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