Category Archives: Survival

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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“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

Worst Things to Say to Someone Who’s Depressed

Some people trivialize depression (often unintentionally) by dropping a platitude on a depressed person as if that is the one thing they needed to hear. While some of these thoughts have been helpful to some people (for example, some find … Continue reading

Posted in Choices, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Clinical Depression, Depression, Despair, Diagnosis, Disbelief, Discouragement, Early Onset Alzheimer's, Emotions, Endurance, Escape, Fear, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Health, Hopelessness, Inner Strength, Irritability, Isolation, Life Is Short, Life Journey, Life Path, Medication, Memory Loss, Menopause, Osteoarthritis, Peace, Personality, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sadness, Seasons, Self Hate, Self Image, Self Love, Self Protection, Sharing, Stigma, suicide, Survival, Tendinitis | 2 Comments

Never Grow Up….

Posted in Aging, Birthday, Challenges, Changes, Choices, Communication, Connections, courage, Depression, Discouragement, Emotions, Growing, Guitar, Individualism, Learning, Life Is Short, Life Journey, Life Path, Metamorphosis, Music, New Horizons, Past Experiences, Personality, Seasons, self expression, Self Image, Self Love, Self Protection, Survival, Uniqueness | Leave a comment

The Mind of a Writer….

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All The Ingredients Are Necessary…

So many of us use too many lemons in our lemonade…so many, that our lemonade really sucks. Most of us have just accumulated so many lemons over time, that before we know it, our lemonade is sour and well, it … Continue reading

Posted in Anger Management, Appreciation, Arthritis, Best Self, Challenges, Changes, Choices, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Clear Mind, courage, Emotions, Empowerment, Endurance, Escape, Focus, Forgiveness, Health, Hope, Individualism, Inner Strength, joyful living, Life Journey, Life Path, Peace, Seasons, Self Image, Self Love, Survival, Uniqueness | Leave a comment

Miscommunication & Dealing With Doctors

Today i want to address miscommunication with your doctor. In the days of ever growing medical practices across the country, there is more and more chance of this happening. My Nurse Practitioner, who I just got established with as a … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Anger Management, Arthritis, Best Self, Challenges, Changes, Choices, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Clear Mind, Communication, Dealing With Doctors, Emotions, Empowerment, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Focus, Funny, Health, Humor, Irritability, joyful living, Laughter, Life Journey, Medical Community, Osteoarthritis, Pain Medication, Pain Scale, Past Experiences, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sarcasm, Survival, Uniqueness | 2 Comments