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Check Your Skin – It’s Melanoma Monday! Here’s a Handy Tool!

May is Skin Cancer / Melanoma Awareness Month.  And, the first Monday in May is Melanoma Monday.  Melanoma is a devastating disease that can be best avoided by prevention.  Either avoiding sunburns and/or tanning beds or finding a mole in … Continue reading

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May 2014 – National Melanoma Skin Cancer Prevention Month

***I have a history of Stage IV Metastatic Malignant Melanoma.  Even though current medical technology can not currently detect the disease in my body, it is there and will always be there.  I live with the knowledge that it is … Continue reading

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5 Survival Strategies for Chronic Pain and Chronic Fatigue

1.  Stick to a routine. Personally, I think this one is the most important.  And, it is vital to your success.  What I mean by “stick to a routine” is pretty simple. Get up at the same time each day … Continue reading

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My home as a refuge from my chronic disease

I thought for this post I would talk a little bit about how I make the most of my world at home. ***This is where I spend almost all my time although I do get out on the occasional errand, … Continue reading

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Top Ten Foods To Fight Pain

photo credit:  http://www.naturallydonna.wordpress.com _________________________________________________________________ VISIT MY FACEBOOK PAGE AT:  http://www.facebook.com/mcreyscope FOODS TO FIGHT PAIN: Berries Hot Peppers Ginger and Turmeric Oily Fish Dark Leafy Greens Walnuts and Almonds Coffee and Tea Olive Oil Whole Grains Garlic I have been fighting … Continue reading

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What is paraneoplastic syndrome?

Before I go into the next phase of my journey fighting melanoma, I think I should write a little bit about paraneoplastic syndromes.  As I found out during my hospitalization in October 2010, much of what I was dealing with … Continue reading

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Fighting your illness with peace and joy

Sometimes, it can be almost impossible to function the way you want to because you are sick.  You are in pain.  You are afraid.  You want to be alone. It is at these times, that I turn to my faith.  Below … Continue reading

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Dealing with a severe pain in the neck

Oh what a wonderful and divine creation is the spine!  But also what havoc it creates on many of our lives. ***I have lived with chronic low back pain for most of my life.  It first came as a adolescent, … 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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