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Be Courageous…..

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Aging & Dealing With Worsening Chronic Pain

It seems to me that my desire to write comes when my pain is at it’s worst.  When I am feeling better, I don’t want to sit and write, I want to get up and live my life.  So even … Continue reading

Posted in Aging, Anger, Anger Management, Arthritis, Bitterness, Challenges, Changes, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Connections, courage, Depression, Diagnosis, Disbelief, Discouragement, Emotions, Empowerment, Endurance, Fear, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Focus, Hope, Hyper-Sensitivity, Inner Strength, Irritability, Isolation, Life Journey, Medication, Menopause, Narcotics, Online Relationships, Osteoarthritis, Pain Medication, Past Experiences, Relationships, Sadness, Self Hate, Self Image, Self Love, Sensory Overload, Sharing, Tendinitis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

The Monster Within….

Today…. Today, when I opened my eyes, you were there to greet me. You were creeping slowly through my tissue, my sinews, my bones. As I opened my eyes to another day, you were there to greet me with your … Continue reading

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My Happiness….

“My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations.”   ~ Michael J. Fox

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The Last Vacation of the Year

My husband is a lucky man. He has a good job driving a truck and has the good fortune to drive local so he gets to come home every night. It did not used to be that way. He used … Continue reading

Posted in Anger, Challenges, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Depression, Emotions, Endurance, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Focus, Health, Hope, Inner Strength, Life Journey, Life Path, Medication, Narcotics, Osteoarthritis, Pain Medication, Pain Scale, Plantar Fasciitis, Prednisone, Sadness, Self Hate, Self Image, Self Love, Tendinitis | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Hope and The Dark Place of Pain….

The emotions of a person with chronic pain can fluctuate greatly from day to day, sometimes hour to hour. When the pain is at a lower intensity, that person may find themselves in a better mood, able to smile, laugh … Continue reading

Posted in Challenges, Changes, Chronic Illness, Chronic Pain, Clear Mind, courage, Depression, Disbelief, Emotions, Endurance, Escape, Fear, Fibromyalgia, Flare Up, Focus, Health, Hope, Inner Strength, Life Journey, Pain Medication, Pain Scale, Peace, Sadness, Self Hate, Self Image, Self Love | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

Perfectionsim, Patience, Flare Ups and Me….

I was born my mother’s daughter. My mother is a perfectionist of the highest order. And she passed that lovely trait down to me. Wikipedia describes the phenomenon of perfectionism as such: “Perfectionism, in psychology, is a personality trait characterized … 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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Type “A” Hits a Brick Wall…

Well, as usual, my good intentions of staying “down” and “on the couch” for a few days, to try and calm the intense flare up of my feet (chronic tendinitis & plantar fasciitis) last week has earned a big FAIL. … Continue reading

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