• Chronic Illness

    Burdens Of Chronic Illness

    August is almost over and hope for improvement this month is gone. With each new month, I feel a strong urge to believe that something good will happen and some part of my chronic illness list will be improved. But, as usual, there has been no improvement. Even though I know it isn’t true, the first thing I do is blame myself. If only I had done this or that, I think to myself. I know this is stupid to think, but it’s part of my upbringing to be hard on myself. The battle to feel guilty and worthless comes to me much too often. I hate this battle. Many…

  • Chronic Illness

    What Is A MCAS Flare?

    What is a Mast Cell Activation Syndrome Flare? Well, I’m learning about the misery of this occurrence as we speak. I’ve had them many times over the past years, but didn’t have a name for them. Last week I had a bad day of itching and skin splotches. Unrelenting burning/itching on most of my body was the way I would describe it. This type of itching usually is a first sign that my body is going into a state of anaphylactic shock. Often, the itching never gets to that stage. This is the best outcome. But, when it does, I (or Hubby) reaches for my Epi-Pen. Since last week, I’ve…

  • Chronic Illness

    A Health Update And Hope

    A Health Update: Fatigue has continued to be a problem that causes me to be nonfunctional. I’m tired when I wake up, all throughout the day, and when I go to sleep. I’ve been tired for so long! I remember the days when I woke up with energy. But, it’s been too far in the past. Sjogren’s Syndrome has certainly been making my life worse. My eyes are dry all day and by the evening, my vision is so bad! Eye drops feel good for about 15 seconds, and then the dryness takes over. I’ve also dealt with dry mouth and skin. I get very frustrated by all the auto-immune…

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    ScriptSave WellRx: Saving And So Much More

    Disclosure: This is a sponsored post.  Although it’s sponsored, all opinions are 100% my own. Prescription drug prices seem to be getting more and more unaffordable.  Whether you have insurance or not, the out-of-pocket expenses for medications can destroy a person’s budget very quickly. One way to find the best available price on medications is to call around to every drug store in the area.  This takes much too much time and I find it to be a little embarrassing.  There are numerous savings plans, but many of them cost a membership fee to join.  Because I don’t want to waste money on a program that doesn’t fit my needs,…

  • Chronic Illness

    August Thoughts On Chronic Illness

    August has arrived and so it’s time to link up with other chronic illness bloggers. The Linkup Party with A Chronic Voice is an interesting way to share our experiences and feelings about chronic illness. Capturing Bloggers love to capture their experiences and share them with others. Capturing memories is also important, and we all enjoy capturing faces and places on our camera. Whether we are using camera phones or expensive camera equipment, it’s the featured subject that is our focus. These are the times that we don’t want to forget. I’ve been capturing the movements and smiles of my new grandchild. He changes so frequently that I love absorbing…