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The Erosion of a Life and a Mind ~ Part Five

ero·sion noun \i-ˈrō-zhən\ : the gradual destruction of something by natural forces (such as water, wind, or ice) : the process by which something is eroded or worn away. Related Words breakdown, decay, decomposition, disintegration, dissolution My dad eventually ended … Continue reading

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The Autoimmune Disease Parade That Is My Life….

I just saw a new-to-me rheumatology nurse practitioner on Friday.  During the appointment she took about an hour to ask questions, examine me and discuss my life with me. I told her in a nutshell about all the diseases I … Continue reading

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Pain Changes Things…..

When I’m in pain, I don’t cry. I rarely ever cry. The last time I remember crying was when a friend of mine died suddenly of a heart attack about 5 months ago. I cried for a week. Before that, … Continue reading

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“A New Leaf ~ Boomers Come Full Circle On Pot Legalization”

This is an excerpt from an article I found in the June/July 2013 issue of AARP Magazine. Thought it was interesting. Our state of Illinois just recently passed a law legalizing medical marijuana, but it is very restrictive. I am … Continue reading

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Hot Coals ~ Part 2

So.  The catastrophe of the full blown train wreck of severe plantar fasciitis and tendinitis in my feet eventually settled down with the help of pain meds, Orthaheel sandals and several months of slowing my ass down.  Eventually I got … Continue reading

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30 THINGS ABOUT MY INVISIBLE ILLNESS YOU MAY NOT KNOW

I’m a little late with this list, as Invisible Illness Awareness Week ended on Sunday. But I thought I’d still go ahead and fill it out, just for the heck of it. Here goes: 1. The illnesses I live with … Continue reading

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