Category Archive: health

Aug 05

Respect the Process – Weight Loss After Prednisone

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                I’m going to stop short of being disrespectful to some of you with this post, but I need you to understand that my health journey is just that…mine. I remember when I got up to a size 9/10. I was so disgusted that I stopped buying new clothes. …

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Jul 04

My Personal Independence: My New Year

“The Law of Order exists when the observing mind can accept what is, regardless of the appearance of chaos.” Reflection: As I embark upon MY new year, my birthday, I can only reflect on how thankful I am to be here. This is the time of year when I typically have my annual exam and …

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May 12

Fear, Denial, and SuperPowers – Lupus Awareness Month

I’m not COMPLETELY transparent about my chronicles with lupus and the minions (the other autoimmune disorders). I share a lot of my experiences, but not the deeply personal ones. It’s difficult explaining the magnitude of this physical and emotional roller coaster, even to the ones I love. It’s difficult to explain, because it’s difficult to …

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Feb 08

If Venus Can Do It, So Can I – AutoImmune Disorders

I was recently doing some late night research to develop a better understanding of these various autoimmune illnesses that I’m so fortunate to have and to find supportive resources, groups, and organizations. I became increasingly annoyed when I saw that the faces of many of these organizations, particularly the Sjogren’s Syndrome Foundation, look nothing like …

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Oct 29

Obamacare Rocks…thank you President Obama!

To anyone who is against the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, kick rocks – huge toe-breaking, ankle twisting rocks! Let me tell you why…   For just about four months of healthcare, my unexpected medical bills without insurance would have nearly reached $20,000. Before you start thinking about who is paying that $20,000 bill, please understand …

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Jun 01

I’m lazy, but let me explain…

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I saw a headline on CNN today, that read something like, “92-year old woman, the oldest to complete a marathon.” I immediately thought, “SO!” Immediately after that, I realized how lazy I’ve become. I’m over here hating on my elders for no reason. I do have a list of reasons, not excuses, on how I’ve …

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