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One holiday to the next

* Please note, today is Labor Day, not Independence Day. This is a belated post from an old journal entry I found on my phone. 333 more words


Dysautonomia: The Red Headed Stepchild

Unless you have been living in a cave, you know about the ALS Cold Water Challenge that has gone viral. I have ranted about it on Facebook, and that is not my intention here, rather to explain why it bothers me so much. 964 more words

Seamless and Asleep

I am working on a post about edible aphrodisiacs and anti-inflammatories but I have been sleeping a lot. I feel like all of my posts start that way. 461 more words

One step forward, 3 steps back.

The last few days have been really stressful, I saw my GI doctor on Friday and he admitted me to the hospital overnight for dehydration and to put in an NG-tube. 861 more words


In addition to tension headaches and migraines, I have two other things wrong with me. I was diagnosed with asthma when I was six. I have PCOS as well, diagnosed when I was 14. 356 more words


But you don't look disabled...

It has taken me years to realize that I am actually disabled, I fought it hoping that perhaps I might just wake up one day perfectly healthy. 639 more words

mini poem: mental torture

watching people out living life
wanting to join them in enjoying it
trapped by my illnesses unable to go
stuck mostly as an observer inside… 112 more words