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Living with Chronic Illness

According to the National Health Council, Chronic Illness, in general, is an incurable and ongoing, disease affects approximately 133 million Americans, representing more than 40% of the total population of this country. projected to grow to an estimated 157 million, with 81 million having multiple conditions.

Yet, due to the myriad of illnesses classified as chronic illnesses, it is often difficult to sort through all the information.

Here, I simplify that information by focusing on specific daily challenges ranging from work-related issues to personal relationship issues.

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Articles & Blog Posts on Chronic Illness

When the Universe hands you a cookie

When the Universe hands you a cookie

One of my dearest friends has a saying "When the Universe hands you a cookie, smile and take it" He has been saying this to me for over three years now. And I think I finally understand what he means. Over the past nine years I have had a plethora of people come and...

A day at the Beach

A day at the Beach

What a day! It was spiritually cleansing but I am still struggling with a few things. One big one is WHY do we, as humans, tend to expect our new partners to never do anything our previous partner did. Specifically the negative, bad or otherwise annoying things a...

Why are we not understanding of our fellow Warriors

Why are we not understanding of our fellow Warriors

So, as we all know in todays political climate it is difficult to remain compassionate and kind. But we must. We, as human beings, must find the strength and desire to treat each other well. Now, don't get me wrong, some people just suck. They are mean and hateful,...

When the Chronically ill take care of others

When the Chronically ill take care of others

March 30, 2019 Here I am again, realizing that we are now ¼ of the way through 2019 and this has been anything except the Year of Me. Some of you may remember I declared at the beginning of the new year that I would not make resolutions but that I would focus on me...

When chronic illness makes it difficult to prove you can

When chronic illness makes it difficult to prove you can

In case you are new to this blog and my history, here is a quick synopis. I live with a "companion" that is 25 years my elder. He is an amazingly giving and caring man. Unfortunately, he has taken to caring for me in such a way, he has convinced himself I cannot live...

Have you ever

Have you ever

Have you every just sat back, not meditated but just sat and listened to all the thoughts in your head? Those voices that kinda sound like you but don't match your beliefs? Have they scared the living shit out of you?I have been going through this for days now,...

All too much

All too much

Is it just me or do you also feel like it ALL becomes too much. Today I am getting ready to head into surgery tomorrow. Massive spine surgery so that I can get back to walking without my back seizing up. Yep, that's right, in addition to Transverse Myelitis, I have...

6 Months Post Surgery

In my first post I mentioned that I had life altering surgery. Yesterday was the 6 month anniversary. On some days I feel as though nothing has changed since surgery even though I have had a radical physical transformation. I am currently 114 pounds...

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