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Take Time to Pamper Yourself With Chronic Illness

The holidays can take a lot out of you. Don’t forget to make time for yourself.

Lana Barhum is a legal assistant, patient advocate, freelance writer, blogger, and single parent.

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Living With Chronic Illness

Walk a Mile in My Scruffy Shoes: Poverty Pt. 1, My Story

I live in poverty and I’m one of the lucky ones.

Just How the Hell Did I Get Here?

When I became sick I continued to work because I loved my job and we needed the income. 1,016 more words

Living With Copd


Spent the day in prone silence –
first as a human pin cushion
in the naturopath’s office –
motionless except my mind
pouring over Christmas plans. 46 more words


Window to the World

First, some facts (hang in there): Since I have gotten so sick with COPD my mobility has become severely limited. I used to run two miles a day; now I can’t run at all. 476 more words

Living With Copd

Weekly roundup

There hasn’t been a roundup for a couple of weeks, basically because I’ve not had much to say (hard to believe I know ;-) ).  I moved house in 2004 and all I could afford was a 2 bed cottage which needed a shed load of work doing to it.  831 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Day 1045: Sit down

How much do you sit down, during a typical day?

During the work week, I sit down while facilitating groups and individual therapy. Other people sit down, too, during those sessions. 269 more words

Personal Growth

The To Do list for Chronically Ill

1. Listen to your body!
We get warning signs or we learn from experience what our body is okay with and what it’s not okay with. 389 more words