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What I Mean When I Say "Migraine" + Dealing At Work

“Oh, I get headaches, too! I’ve got an IBUProfen, do you want one?”

The first thing I learned after being diagnosed with a chronic illness is that it is incredibly difficult for people to understand. 1,379 more words


Keep Fumbling Through

On the path through life, there are sections that are full of beauty and opportunity, and others that seem to hold one disappointment after another. I am currently facing the latter. 470 more words

What I Carry, Spoonie Edition

Years ago, I remember a trend that spread through Flickr called “What’s In My Bag.” People emptied their totes and briefcases and purses and satchels to document the things they carried on an average day. 550 more words


His Majesty

Torvald has been having a difficult week, which is one reason I’ve not posted in ages; that, and the heat, which melts your brain.

I fuss over him a good deal, my fluffy Viking. 231 more words

How Do You Do It? Practice

This summer I am working on the fourth revision of a diary I keep while going through cancer. Each day I will share one rewritten entry. 149 more words


Update: Changes In The Works

To everyone who follows me and everyone who has stopped in and read a piece or two, thank you for your interest. I will continue to post here on occasion, but as I do not get as much exposure here as I do on other sites, you will likely see pieces I’ve written for painnewsnetwork.org, The Mighty, International Pain Foundation (where I am a Delegate, now), and other pain and health sites. 518 more words

Continuing My Fight

The past two years of illness have been overwhelming, and I think I need to start being more transparent about the toll it’s taken on me. 218 more words