Thyroid Awareness Month

Thyroid diseases are more common than diabetes or heart disease. Because it’s so common, it’s important for us to be aware of the types of Thyroid disease and be screened for it. The thyroid hormone is produced by our thyroid glands and are used to control the cells and organs in your body. Take the …

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Fighting Days

So many people with chronic illness call themselves fighters or warriors. I tend to steer clear of this, because I want to think of myself in different terms. But, days like today remind me that if I don’t fight, I don’t know what will happen. I knew today would be hard, because I was determined …

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Failing To Cope

Living with chronic illness is tough. Many days and even weeks will go by when I’m able to cope pretty well with all the pain. But, then comes a day like today. I’ve been failing to cope all day. Driving back home from our Christmas trip took 11 hours and this always brings the worst …

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Goodbye To 2018

2018 is almost history.  This year has been a challenging one and also a year that’s brought me much joy.  I’ve learned so much about myself and the world around me. 2018 began with the new Sjogren’s diagnosis and my long journey to get treatment.  Getting an appointment with a rheumatologist wasn’t easy and it …

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Something New for 2019

Do you have any New Year’s Resolutions for 2019?  I am torn between writing down resolutions for the new year, because then I’ll have proof of my failure.  But, I might also have proof of some success. I’ve given up on the typical resolutions of: losing weight, getting fit, or making money.  Those very general …

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