Tag Archives: Isolation

Constant Battle….

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Night Water….

Cold and dark and heavy the thrashing night water gulps me down…. I flail my arms but find no purchase as I sink into the deep with thoughts of endless days and nights seeping from my grasp. The seaweed tendrils … Continue reading

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Bitter Blast From The North….

We here in Illinois are entering a major weather event. It began tonight with the arrival of a snowstorm, dumping around 4-5 inches of snow on us so far. Behind this snow, pushes an arctic blast, the likes of which … Continue reading

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A Different Perspective (on Pain)

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A Different Perspective Once I was healthy, then I was sick. Once I was strong, now I am weak. Accumulated damage from a genetic flaw, weakens the frame, corrupts the…

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Quaker Granola Bars and Seven Pounds…..

Yep. Seven pounds. I have gained SEVEN pounds since this flare up started exactly 5 weeks ago. I have been knocked down on my ass due to severe, chronic foot pain. It has been a long road and a hard … Continue reading

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The Shame of Chronic Illness

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The Shame of Chronic Illness When I recently read the phrase, “I’m embarrassed to be sick”, it made my stomach clench and my breath catch. That’s exactly what I’ve been…

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Grateful For Internet

The title for this post probably sounds pretty bland, considering how very common and basic internet access is these days. I remember a time, very similar to what I am going through right now (horrendous flare up of chronic pain)….many … Continue reading

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