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“In spite of illness .. One can remain alive past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways. ” Edith Wharton


Parenting Your Parent

My mother is strong-willed and fiercely independent. In other words, she is stubborn and won’t do a damn thing people tell her to do.

Mom has faced many health challenges in the last 20 years: Ramsey Hunt syndrome paralyzed part of her face permanently, fibromyalgia and arthritis bring her pain nearly 24/7, and osteoporosis has weakened her bones so much that she has broken both hips and an ankle in the past five years. 1,069 more words

Occipital Neuralgia-- Neurologist Visit.

Last Thursday, I visited my neurologist. I fit her in between the store, and having my in-laws over for the afternoon. (Our last time we would visit with them before they left.) I desperately needed to see her as I’ve been struggling with head and neck pain. 1,069 more words


Turmeric as a painkiller

People with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome often are unaffected by traditional painkillers. But research has shown that turmeric supplements provide as much pain relief as traditional painkillers yet actually work for fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome patients more often than not. 100 more words

Chronic Illness

Diagnosing Fibromyalgia

Since starting the blog, I have been asked a number of time how is Fibromyalgia diagnosed. I think when it comes to getting answers, this is one of the most frustrating parts of this condition as invariably all the diagnostic tests come back normal, nothing to see…

via Diagnosing Fibromyalgia.


Don't be Loved for what you are Not, Be Yourself!

(Continued #3)

There was just something different that Sunday I hid his belts, he went ahead with the spanking, mom staying in the kitchen cooking the Sunday meal and would not come to help no matter how much I screamed.  506 more words

The land of medication

*Suicide Trigger Warning*

There are so many levels of depression it boggles the mind.

I am feeling “better” but it’s still a struggle. I am at the phase where I can half smile, crack a joke and somewhat follow a conversation with someone without fading away into my own world. 508 more words