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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

Lyme

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

Visibility

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

Headaches

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

Depression