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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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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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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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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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One Week: A Snapshot of Chronic Illness and its Impact

One Week: A Snapshot of Chronic Illness and its Impact.

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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 Visit to Mayo in 2014

It’s hard for me to believe that it’s been three years since I last came to the Mayo Clinic for a consultation.  I was here twice in 2011 and ended up with a treatment plan that included taking Cytoxan, starting … Continue reading

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