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Trying something new

After 12 years of living with palindromic rheumatism and experimenting with various lifestyle and dietary changes I’ve made the decision to start taking new medication in addition to the hydroxychloraquine that I already take. 477 more words

Palindromic Rheumatism

Things not to say to someone with a Chronic Illness

I found this image the other day and thought it was absolutely perfect. Having a chronic illness means you get these statements all the time. 92 more words


Flare up's

I’m just skipping forward a little from my last post but I will go back and fill you in on everything that happened once i had been referred to the Gastroenterology department. 918 more words


Missing in Action/Fruit Kabobs

I have been absent from my blog for a while.  Blame Facebook and the low FODMAP groups I have found there.  Also blame that I’ve had some really great days when I have tackled yard work or felt well enough for short road trips & shopping.   221 more words


My Husband's Video on Fibromyalgia! 💜

​​On National Fibromyalgia Day, my husband surprised me and went live on Facebook, talking about Fibromyalgia and my struggles with it!! He did an amazing job!!


When your Chronic Illness flares and doesn't ask your permission

My current physical status can be summarized in one word- Pain. Intense, debilitating pain. I’m confined to  my couch, fighting a war against my body that decided that today was a perfect day for a horrible Fibromyalgia flare up and possible kidney infection (I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow to confirm my suspicions of the later). 520 more words

Chronic Illness

The Scratching Post

What’s This Stuff called Eczema,Anyway?
When my two youngest children were newborns and their skin was in ,what I call,”the lizard stage“,I slapped some “ 1,230 more words
Atopic Eczema