Category Archives: invisible illness

Let’s Talk About Friendship

When I first got sick I received a hard and fast lesson on the people in my life who were actually fair weather friends.  My vast and varied social life quickly dwindled down to a small handful of people that … Continue reading

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I Visited Normality for a Few Days, What I Learned is Shockcing

Suddenly, for no reason at all my body decided to act normal for a brief moment in time and the experience was eye-opening.  Unfortunately, my foray into the normal world wasn’t a walk on the pain-free side.  Instead, I experienced … Continue reading

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Why Should I be Grateful?

Most days this is an impossible question to answer.  Not just for someone like me.  We all have our struggles and it’s hard to find that proverbial silver lining.  Especially when we are bombarded from every angle by news of … Continue reading

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The Oxygen Mask Rule

You know that really long boring safety speech we all pretty much ignore before we take off for any flight?  Remember how they always say to always put your oxygen mask on first before helping anyone else? The reason is … Continue reading

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Darkest Days 3

If you are just joining, this will make a lot more sense if you go back and read 1 and 2. A couple years later I wanted to peacefully close the door on my ex.  I still had love in … Continue reading

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Darkest Days 2

If you are just joining, please go back and read 1.  This will make more sense. Regardless of my many surgeries and complications life continued whether I did or not, as many of you know.  My partner at the time … Continue reading

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Darkest Days 1

I’ve been in terrible pain for a few weeks now, in addition to all my usual pain.  I have a peripheral stimulator in my abdomen that usually controls nerve pain caused by a complication from a surgery to fix an inguinal hernia.  … Continue reading

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