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Constant Battle….

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Can Chronic Pain Turn You Into a Bitch?

My father had a terrible temper. He was known for it all around town. But he was also known as a fun loving guy, fun to be around, would do anything for a friend. But there was that temper. I … Continue reading

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Doing Laundry At 2am (Again)….

Well, here I am again, doing laundry at 2am.  I read a few blogs, watched an episode of “The Americans” (I bought the first season on Amazon Instant Video) and waited for the load of towels in the washing machine … Continue reading

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Shell of Me….

Sometimes I look at myself in the mirror and I don’t even recognize my reflection. After all these years, all these agonies, all the head trips, all the experiences….good and bad….I can’t believe that the young, resilient Julie has turned … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge Yourself…

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Be Yourself

Be Yourself

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The Shame of Chronic Illness

Originally posted on EDS and Chronic Pain News & Info:
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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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

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