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Day 262 Life Tests/ Lessons

6:30 am.  Thor’s alarm goes off.  Was I asleep?  It is still dark outside and like every other morning, I have nowhere to go, so I roll over, but my mind has already engaged, or rather re-engaged, stuck on the same LP track (a function of this disease) that has been running through my mind all night.  2,035 more words

Acknowledging The Monster of Fibromyalgia and Pain

Learn how to accept chronic pain in your life with humor and gratitude.

My world has changed considerably since chronic illness. But even though I have had rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and fibromyalgia for nearly eight years, there are still times where I view my body as my enemy and I don’t know if I can be the “me” that I need to be. 156 more words

Living With Chronic Illness

Acupuncture and shamrocks

Hooray for warmer weather! As much as I love snow, I’m really glad that it’s gone. It’s nice to be able to get out for a walk without having to put on 27 layers of clothing. 539 more words



If you see me,
rapt up in battle,
wrestling a would-be assassin,
my life precariously hanging in limbo,
no professionals in sight,
please don’t walk away. 173 more words


Day 257 "Watercourse"

You’d think that sleep would be my friend.
Like a lover she would seduce me,
lulling me into her black oblivion,
coaxing me into her ocean of darkness… 101 more words


You should have come sooner!

Today I’m annoyed.  Only since about October last year, eighteen months after Anna’s diagnosis, were we finally able to move beyond day-to-day survival; from never being sure from one day to the next whether she would feel well enough for school and her other activities.  732 more words

Children With Chronic Illness

Four Ways Chronic Illness Tempts Me to Lie

My 93-year-old dad calls me every day around six at night. Dad has Asberger’s, and to him the world is black and white.

To Dad, everything should have an answer that fits inside a box–especially my illness. 437 more words
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