Monkey, The (Unofficial) Service Cat!

I have some posts I need to finish and publish here, but this one is just too sweet to pass up. And I know that many of you love when I talk about how my pets and/or the dog park make my chronic life more liveable. This is no exception to that. Monkey is a …

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Chronic Compromises – When “No” Is A Positive Thing

Chronic illness of any kind comes with it's own set of "rules" in relation to any kind of social activity. This week I learned that  a long awaited "yes" became a very sensible "no". In 2011 (I think) I was accepted into a chronic pain self-management group and I can honestly say that it changed …