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Apr 17

April 17, 2017

When It Feels like the Whole World Is Clueless

When It Feels like the Whole World Is Clueless

When I was young and brave or stupid, you decide, I flew to Dallas for Thanksgiving to visit family just as I transitioned into my second trimester of pregnancy. It was my first, and I was violently ill most of the time. If memory serves me correctly, I was twenty-one years old, sixteen weeks pregnant and signed up for a... Read more

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Mar 30

March 30, 2017

But I Want What You Have- the Compassion Quandary

But I Want What You Have- the Compassion Quandary

MS, TN & chronic migraines cause me a wide variety of symptoms. Like, I could be here all day listing them. Among my symptoms are: numbness, tingling, facial pain, muscle spasms, limb weakness, dizziness and fainting. This is every day. As in multiple parts of my body can have all kinds of chaos going on, all at once, even. Try... Read more

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Oct 6

October 6, 2016

Why People Don’t Understand Your Chronic Illness

Why People Don’t Understand Your Chronic Illness

Guest post from Boni Wagner-Stafford, Friends With Fibro “What other people think of you is none of your business.”  ― Regina Brett I love this quote. It says so much that is true, that is representative of our evolution into true adulthood when we finally learn we can stop caring what other people think. Those of us with a chronic illness... Read more

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Sep 29

September 29, 2016

What Loving the Chronically Ill Has Taught Me

What Loving the Chronically Ill Has Taught Me

My experience with doctors and hospitals has been limited to childbirth and broken fingers, literally. So when you talk medical jargon, insurance terms, and chronic illness, I understand nothing! But just a few short years ago, I was introduced to an amazing lady. Unbeknownst to me she was in the beginning stages of being diagnosed with “chronic illness” and about... Read more

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