• Chronic Illness

    Post-Surgery Life

    It’s been too hard to post since my surgery. My pain has been awful and constant. The inflammation from the bone break and surgery have put me in a bad flare with Sjogren’s and EDS. I lived from one narcotic pain pill to the next dose. My dose pill wasn’t very strong, but it took the edge off. Going through this type of break makes you wish to be sedated for a month, The meds put me in a heavy fog, so I’m basically worthless. I’m thankful that at least it was my left shoulder and that left my dominant hand free. But, I’m still very slow, typing with one…

  • Chronic Illness,  Giveaway

    Salonpas No More Pain Giveaway

    Welcome to the Salonpas No More Pain Giveaway! 1 Winner I love using Lidocaine patches for muscle and joint pain. Since they are now an over-the-counter pain-relief product,they’re available from Salonpas! I’m excited to bring this giveaway to my readers. I hope this Giveaway package could help you with your pain.   This giveaway is part of our Mother’s Day/Father’s Day/Graduation Gift Guide – Stop by to see all the giveaways and great products. Host is Michigan Saving and More My co-hosts for this giveaway are Deliciously Savvy, SaraLee’s Deals Steals & Giveaways Below is a list of all the bloggers involved in the gift guide giveaways.     A…

  • Chronic Illness

    Surgery With EDS

    My surgery was Tuesday, and it was a horrific experience. From the moment I arrived until the time I left the hospital, it was terrible. Have you had surgery before? This was my second surgery, and so much worse than the first one. Waiting a week to have this surgery made it worse because of the lack of sufficient pain relief. And, the scheduling mixup certainly made me distrust those who were to take care of me. When I had my hysterectomy a few years ago, it was at a different hospital. This hospital made me feel cared for and safe from the very beginning. The hospital’s appearance and professional…

  • Chronic Illness

    No Liquids After Midnight: Part II

    Sunday morning, we arrived at 5:30 am to have surgery. We followed the directions I had been given over the phone. But, when we arrived the nurses looked at us funny and told us to go register downstairs. When we got to the registration center, the lady could find nothing about me in the system. So, the poor girl called everyone she could, We finally left about 7 am. I was bewildered. What had been the problem? My husband was frustrated. We decided to focus on a positive reason for the mishap. God was certainly in control of my circumstances and He must have a reason. Today, I met with…

  • Chronic Illness

    No Liquids After Midnight

    I just received a phone call that gave me good news. My surgery will be tomorrow morning, I feel so relieved that the first step to recovery will finally happen. After reading about it, I know that this type of surgery (Open Reduction and Internal Fixation) is usually done on 65 year olds and older. My bones are probably already there, even though I’m a young 56 year old, Gotta go with some humor here. Before the surgery, I’ll need to discuss my conditions and make sure the doctors are up to speed on any adjustments that need to be made, Ehlers Danlos is important to discuss with the surgeon…

  • Chronic Illness

    Praise Him

    6 In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 7 These have come so that the proven genuineness of your faith—of greater worth than gold, which perishes even though refined by fire—may result in praise, glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed. I Peter 1 :6-7