It is not lost on me that the last post I wrote here was on October 13, 2019. It talked about my doctor's appointment where I finally found out one of the underlying reasons I have been so sick all my life is a very treatable diagnosis - a gamma globulin deficiency which was putting …
My dear friend Sam has written about a topic I know all too well – sleepless nights. I know that everyone suffers from this once in a while; however, for the chronically ill it can be an endless string of nights.
I hope you enjoy this in-depth look at how to battle insomnia associated with pain and other chronic symptoms.
I can cope with most things about my disability. I’m not saying it’s easy. It’s far from easy but I have a toolkit of chronic disease management strategies, I’ve written about in the past, that help me on a daily basis……(My Chronic Disease Management Plan and Body Behaving Badly)
My pain is unrelenting during the day but I can find things to keep my mind occupied, to distract me as much as possible.
Those Early Hours Of The Morning Are Just Plain Hard
When pain overtakes my body in the early hours of the morning it’s just plain hard. I simply can’t sugarcoat night time pain with positive throw away lines.
Tossing and turning makes my legs and spine hurt even more than usual and I’m acutely aware I’m disturbing my husband. That’s the last thing I want to do. He needs his sleep. He does so much for…
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I haven't reported on my dental journey since last October. At that time I was getting the final crowns on the bottom and my bottom partial plate. Once this was all done, I had two sets of molars on one side of my mouth to chew with - twice as much as before! Then another …