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My Initial Thoughts

The iritis specialist I have been seeing has diagnosed me with Ankylosing Spondylitis. It’s kind of scary, to be honest. It’s an autoimmune disease that can cause inflammation pretty much everywhere: hips, back, neck, shoulders, eyes, skin, bowels….it’s a long list. 415 more words


My Chronic Pain Story

Living with chronic pain

I normally wouldn’t write something like this, but I have seen a lot of people who are being diagnosed with chronic pain disorders and I thought my experiences might help someone else. 1,059 more words

Chronic Pain

3 Poems Accepted: Alaska Women Speak

Hi everyone!  Just got word that Alaska Women Speak has accepted 3 of my poems for their summer issue!  The theme for this issue is Lost (and found).  48 more words

Slight Injury, Elliptical Training

Distance, 3.17mi; Time, 40 min; pace, 12’36” min/mi; Ave BPM, 139; Steps, 5,716

Woke up Tuesday morning with intense pain in my right eye, fluid dripping out of my eye, high sensitivity to light, and reddish color in the eye. 265 more words


Ahoy, matey! ...and other pirate jokes

This week has been so full of turmoil. of endings and new beginnings and choices that my head feels as if it’s doing laps around the planet all by itself. 216 more words

Fort McMurray