Allergic Reactions & Antibiotics

Our immune system works around the clock to fight and protect us from bacteria and germs.  When our immune system becomes oversensitive we can develop an allergic reaction that can be very serious.  We can develop an allergy to an antibiotic or food that we have taken or eaten before…

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Healing? Not Healing?

I wanted to write about healing today because recently I’ve been seeing and reading a lot about healing, lack of healing, and blame.  I felt compelled to share with you my humble belief that you are no less of a human being whatever your beliefs may be, if you’re not…

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Giving Thanks In The Face Of Adversity

In the spirit of Thanksgiving I asked seven inspiring people who overcome adversity each and every day what they’re grateful for. Helen Ann lives with ankylosing spondylitis, a painful, chronic inflammatory condition. “I’m most grateful for every day that I’m able to open my eyes and move. This past September…

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Say What?

Recently I was asked “what am I doing for my Mom’s 90th birthday”? Completely shocked, my first instinctual reaction was a silent, “are you f*cking kidding me”?  My second thought was, the same thing I’ve done for the past thirteen birthdays as a daughter, caregiver, and friend…we’ll go out to…

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I Promise, Promise.

Dear Promise, Five years ago today I took a ride to Brooklyn, N.Y. to meet you after seeing you pop up on my screen. A Puggle! I had never known a Puggle. Our beloved Leo had just recently passed and you needed a home and although we didn’t know it,…

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Schizophrenia: Loving A Schizophrenic

Visiting a family member last week I couldn’t help but be reminded how good things are for me and how much worse they could be.   My family member is not only very disabled physically, he’s very disabled mentally.   While ms slowly destroys my physical being with pain, fatigue, and at…

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PPMS: Thoughts

Arms are burning  Legs are weak  Some days living feels like swimming upstream  Wish it were a dream Feels like I’m gonna drown Trying not to let it get me down Doing my best to smile and hold my head up high Sigh Life changes so quickly  One minute you’re…

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