A Thought “Experiment” for the “Healthy”

If you are one of the lucky "healthy, normal" people out there reading this, I have a favor to ask of you. I guess this would work only if you are over the age of 30 as well, so my apologies to any younger readers - I am quite sure I have plenty of questions … Continue reading A Thought “Experiment” for the “Healthy”

Managing Expectations

I want to make this as brief as I can in order to "train" myself to write shorter posts. For those of us who deal with chronic illness, it is absolutely CRUCIAL that we learn to "manage our expectations." Basically, this means giving up being a blind optimist and giving up being a pessimist based … Continue reading Managing Expectations

“If I Were Healthy …”

There is this little game I like to play with myself when I'm feeling down in the dumps or depressed or just very ill - for functional purposes, I will call it "If I Were Healthy." The idea is that I think back to the days before I was so sick (or, perhaps, the "pauses" … Continue reading “If I Were Healthy …”

THE PROBLEM Defining “Chronic Illness”

Throughout all of these posts and all of my "posts" on "Social Media" (and the posts of others with chronic illnesses for that matter!) I have realized there is a certain "dilemma" that faces everyone who "suffers" from a chronic illness (or chronic illnesses) - namely, that the term "chronic illness" doesn't really carry with … Continue reading THE PROBLEM Defining “Chronic Illness”

A Seriously Manic Monday!

Hello my lovey doves! I am just popping in quickly to let yinz know I HAVE NOT DISAPPEARED FROM THE FACE OF THE EARTH! i have NOT DISAPPEARED LIKE I DID ON YOUTUBE! I am here - I am just one crazy busy chickie - this weekend was ... interesting (I proved something to myself, … Continue reading A Seriously Manic Monday!

Wednesday Wisdom! “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead!”

This one WILL be short and sweet! I had planned out a continuation of "Tautology Tuesday" from yesterday but Imma save that one for later in the week! For now, I just want to talk about something I'm sure you've either heard or said yourself:"I'll sleep when I'm dead!"Now, the general insinuations here are: 1. … Continue reading Wednesday Wisdom! “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead!”

Tautology Tuesday! “Wasted” Time?

I am one sick chick today. HOWEVER, I am really trying to write a post every day as frequently as I can do so - I also want to get back on YouTube at some point and "restart" there; I know I had started to focus in on makeup / beauty kind of stuff because … Continue reading Tautology Tuesday! “Wasted” Time?

Friday Frustrations – Facing Symptoms During the Beginning of Remission / Minor “Cases”

Today I would like to "vent" about something that has been a continual source of frustration for me for the past few years, namely, the combination of "minor" complaints from people who suffer from moderate-to-severe chronic illness (and are in the state preceding remission) and those that come from people who have such minor illness … Continue reading Friday Frustrations – Facing Symptoms During the Beginning of Remission / Minor “Cases”

What’s the Point?

I have had a very difficult week (for many reasons - I don't really want to discuss any of them here or now, but I'm sure I will come up with posts with topics that "spin off" the issues with which I have been dealing), so I thought I would write very briefly about why … Continue reading What’s the Point?