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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Facing the New Year

When I welcome a new year, I have many thoughts and emotions.  There is always excitement, thinking about new beginnings.  Many times it’s easy to experience fear when I contemplate the future year and what might happen.  With chronic illnesses, there is always fear that my health will continue to worsen. Because I know that …

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Grandmommy Goals

I have been given the perfect Christmas gift. I became a grandmother to the sweetest little boy and I’m truly in love. The beauty and pain of childbirth brings to mind how hard we work to have a baby and how much love it takes. Understanding what your child is going through makes me thoughtful …

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Searching for the Light

As we traveled today, I looked for Christmas decorations and lights.  When the sun set I was looking for the lights.  The lights of Christmas are beautiful!  When it’s dark outside the lights bring a magical touch to the season. No matter what the house or yard looks like, my eyes always focus on the …

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