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Reasons Why Your Pain Is Worse Than Mine

This week, I experienced my first ever serious ‘hate comments’ on my writing. I write because I enjoy it. I write about my life with trigeminal neuralgia because it might help someone. 904 more words

Trigeminal Neuralgia

Defying the Death Sentence

Chronic Illness doesn’t have to be a death sentence on your life physically or mentally.  Yet, it is true, when we are diagnosed, we go through this grief process of denial, anger, depression, and hopefully, finally coming to a place of acceptance somewhere down the road. 886 more words

IC Warrior

The Inner Views Series by Cheryl Smith

“The LORD God is my strength, and He will make my feet like hinds’ feet, and He will make me to walk upon mine high places.” 721 more words

A diagnosis makes a difference

Who am I you may ask? First off, my name is Maddi. I love to read and write, draw, create, etc. I was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation about 3 years ago, and Ehlers Danlos Syndrome almost 2 years ago. 422 more words

Do What You Can

It can be so easy to get overwhelmed by my ever-growing list of things to do. As soon as I manage to knock one thing off the list, three other things suddenly need my attention. 375 more words


About Me

Hi – My name is Mary Jo Armstrong :) I am 28 years old and live in North Carolina with my amazing husband. We have two spoiled fur babies, Sophie (malti-pin) and Phil (boston terrier). 150 more words


My MS Resolutions

Getting a long term diagnosis can change your life. It makes you stop and reevaluate everything. You wonder what you could have done to prevent it. 1,263 more words