Author Archives: teeks55

About teeks55

I'm a sleep deprived antique dealer with fibromyalgia, osteoarthritis, diabetes & more. Love hubby, cats, books & humor! Avid tea drinker. Poker player. Pain fighter.

Why I Am The Way I Am…

I will not be made to feel small by the judgements of other people. There are reasons I am the way I am. If that doesn’t measure up to the high standards you’ve set for me then I apologize. I … Continue reading

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Suicide attempts in chronic pain patients

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
Suicide attempts in chronic pain patients. A register-based study | Jan 2014 Background There are several studies about the relationship between depression and chronic non-malignant pain. These studies have shown that…

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Come See The Best In Country Primitives From The Heart of the Country!

For those of you who don’t know, I have been selling country primitive antiques for 20 years. If you’ve never visited my online shop, please follow the link below, and come on in and have a look around. The collage … Continue reading

Posted in antiques, Collectibles, Country, Country Antiques, Early Antiques, History, joyful living, Life Journey, Online Sales, Primitives, Ruby Lane, Sales | Leave a comment

Chronic Pain Suicide of NY Times Reporter at 49

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
Sarah Kershaw, Former Times Reporter, Dies at 49 – The New York Times – Feb. 26, 2016 Sarah Kershaw, a former reporter for The New York Times who covered real estate, the…

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From Pain to Anger to Depression

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
From Pain to Anger to Depression They say depression is anger turned inward, and especially with chronic pain, I believe this is true. What else can I do with my…

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Suicide is Not About You – Pain Drives to Despair

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Suicide is Not About You | Then Everything Changed Here’s a description of how suicidal thoughts and ideation take root when suffering from chronic pain.  This article is worth reading…

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“Antibiotic Seeker”

“So imagine you’re miserable with sinus headache and a hacking cough and a fever. You muster the strength to go to the doctor to get treatment so you can recover and go about your life.  You wait for an hour … Continue reading

Posted in Arthritis, Challenges, Choices, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Compassion, Dealing With Doctors, Diagnosis, Endometriosis, Fibromyalgia, Health, Hopelessness, Life Journey, Life Path, Medical Community, Medication, Narcotics, Opiates, Opioids, Osteoarthritis, Pain Medication, Pain Scale, Past Experiences, Plantar Fasciitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Stigma, Survival, Tendinitis | Leave a comment