Detour

I fought very hard to regain my health after a car accident in 1998 left me with a myriad of chronic pain conditions, one of those being Fibromyalgia Syndrome. I wanted to live the life I felt I should live. I had a career! It had always been about a career for me. Not dogs,…

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Why is Fibromyalgia Syndrome an Unacceptable Diagnosis?

I was watching a YouTube lecture about fibromyalgia. (I wish I could remember the name.) The doctor giving the lecture told his students, “Telling a patient they have fibromyalgia is like telling them they have a fever, this is not an acceptable diagnosis.” I immediately turned the TV up! The lecturing doctor continued and I…

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The Husband That Wanted to Know

I really do not know where I am going with this post but I’ll start by saying my husband asked me to “explain” myself … he had a few questions. Our conversation went very much like this; Jeff asked, “How do you deal with me when you are always in pain?” I responded, “Well, I bitch…

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The LIEBSTER Award 2017.

Hello fellow bloggers. I am thrilled to be nominated for the most popular award on WordPress, the LIEBSTER AWARD 2017. Thank you so much, Dee Kay at The Immortal Arts by Dee Kay! Dee Kay’s blog is a must-read. He is a phenomenal wordsmith; short stories, poems and soul-searching posts. Check out his site! The following are the 10 questions…

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The Beginning of the Faraway End.

As I blogged earlier we are beginning to downsize! First and foremost this will be great for my fibromyalgia. To have less is less to clean! But our ultimate goal remains the same, to sell this big house and travel in an RV for a few years before settling down to a small home in an…

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I Don’t “Fit” Christmas.

I am not a Mom. I am a daughter, a sister, an aunt and very recently, a great aunt. I am a wife, a sister-in-law, a cousin and a niece. I got married when I was 38, a little late in life. We never tried to have a baby but we didn’t NOT try either.…

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A Dream Realized

“The only constant in life is change.” I wish I could remember who said that. I feel the truth of this statement more than ever these days. Change is constant. Constant is change. Why the reflection?  The time is here for my husband and me to make a few changes, and change may be constant, but…

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The Disease of Christmas Past, Present, and Future.

You have a disease, it used to be only an illness. There will not be a cure in your foreseeable future. You were so sure in the beginning this disease was just a temporary illness. You are on disability, you never wanted it. You ended up needing the money disability provides, but it is nowhere near…

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What a Style Blog Means to Me, a Woman With a Chronic Disease.

Meet Joanna at ArtbyJWP.      Joanna is a gifted blogger. All things needed for stylish homes, fashion, accessories, and decore are covered by Joanna. The above picture of posted totes is part of Joanna’s own design collection! She decided to have a Rafflecopter Give Away and I was the lucky winner! I picked the pineapple tote. It…

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The Three Types of Boundaries

Boundaries, you have them or you don’t. Right? Well, not exactly. There are three types of boundaries: Unbounded Overbounded Flexible If you tend to have unbounded boundaries, you allow everything in. Positive and negative, good and bad. There is no wall, no force field, not even a little fence around you. You feel everything all the…

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