• Chronic Illness

    Have A Truly Merry Christmas

    Welcome Christmas! I hope you and yours will have the merriest of Christmas’s this year! May you feel the love and peace of Christmas. And, I hope and pray that you have a day when your pain is under control. For me, the anticipation of Christmas is the biggest factor in my increase of pain. We stress and work hard to create an atmosphere of festivity. Then, we can finally let down and enjoy the day that’s arrived. As I’ve learned the hard way, it’s better to visualize the reality of the big day. Christmas doesn’t have to be stressful if I remember to be grateful for the reality of…

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    Chronic Illness,  Travel

    2019 Wraps Up

    I almost forgot about the December linky! This month has been flying by and I don’t want to miss the Chronic Illness Linky. A Chronic Voice has come up with some great prompts for us to respond to as 2019 wraps up. Traveling Many of us are traveling in December. I will be riding in a car for 1500 miles this month. And, yes this is going to be awful! Pain will be intense and swelling will occur. I dread that part of December the most. Because my children are spread far and wide, we’re making the trips to visit them. Bonding December will be another chance to bond with…

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    Chronic Illness

    Scheduling Christmas

    With 11 days until Christmas, I have found that my Christmas Planner has kept me on schedule. I may be hurting and wired from too much coffee, but I see that I should be able to get all the necessary chores done. Christmas comes too fast, but this schedule has made it so much more manageable. A few weeks ago I made a master list of all the things that must be done to be ready for Christmas. Then, I took my calendar and placed each thing on a different day. Some days had more than one thing to do, but I tried to avoid this. Looking at everything spaced…

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    Chronic Illness,  Health

    How To Understand Mitochondrial Health

    When did you last check your mitochondrial health? Dr. Jay Davidson’s wife, Heather, struggled with severe and chronic health issues her entire life: sinus scraping, multiple ablations on her heart, going into a coma and struggling with Lyme disease, parasites and heavy metals… They spent a number of their years with different doctors and specialists, looking for the right person to tell them why she was so fatigued, having heart palpitations, couldn’t sleep and never had any energy. Each doctor told them something a little different Then they’d try a new protocol. Sometimes, a little bit of progress… …maybe just enough to function for a few hours a day or…

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    Chronic Illness,  Health

    How To Improve Gut Health With Seasonal Probiotics

    I’m sure you’ve heard about the Gut-Brain connection. Scientific research now backs this and with all of my health problems, I’m more than ready to take note of it. Finding a Probiotic that uses science is important to me. Jetson Probiotics uses the best research to produce Seasonal Probiotics to make sure that you have the bacteria needed for each time of year. Jetson was founded by a guy named Stephan Weitz, who was diagnosed with MS. After trying all the medications, he decided to look for more. He worked with multiple practitioners to improve his health and was able to stop taking all the prescriptions. Since getting off of…

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    Chronic Illness

    The Holiday Roller Coaster

    Thanksgiving is over and the Christmas tree is up. Black Friday has come and gone, too. This time of year is so hectic, with one holiday and event after another. It becomes a physical and emotional roller coaster for many of us with chronic illness. We celebrated Thanksgiving in a very low-key fashion. It was just the three of us this year, and I was not up to cooking all the big meal. We all agreed to do an easier version of the menu and it was wonderful. We cooked only the dishes that I knew we would finish and purchased crescent rolls and a bakery pie. I’ve never served…