A Shame Filled Entitlement

Social Security is a Federal program we pay for every day of our working lives. I started working when I was 15 and paying into Social Security. I looked at those steep payments being taken from my check every week as a savings plans for retirement. I also knew in case of injury, I was paying into Social Security so it…

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Just point North!

Big changes happening here in my household. Remodeling continues, we have been living in a construction zone for almost 1 year… that would be enough to put me over the edge on a good day. Then there are job changes, insurance changes, late taxes to complete, a house to refinance and so much more! I…

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The Trinity of the Fibro Life!

There are three things that make up the trinity of life with fibromyalgia; Know who you are. Invest in yourself. Think before you speak.   If you can incorporate these three things into the life you lead. You will master the trinity of the fibro life!   Know who you are: Sounds simple enough but is…

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We are Threshold People.

  And the mighty battle call goes out, “I will not be defined by my disease!” Well, surprise! You definitely are. There is a word used to describe people in society whose place or status in society remains static, anonymous, and basically unimportant. This word is “liminality”. (You can thank the anthropologists for this one!)…

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Hemoglobin and Ferritin … What?

  The range of normal hemoglobin levels is; 12-16.   The range of normal ferritin levels is; 15-205.     Hemoglobin and iron are proteins in the body. Hemoglobin is in your red blood cells and carries oxygen to your body’s organs. If your hemoglobin is low, this means you are anemic. Ferritin is a protein produced by the…

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Welcome to Fibro for a Day!

Many people have experienced being tired, exhausted even. But chronic fatigue is more than being tired. It is waking up after a full night of sleep and feeling like you never slept at all. There is no escape, no quick fix, you are in a fatigued state, always. Often you may not be able to…

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