When Hope is Gone

When Hope is Gone

“May the God of HOPE fill you with all JOY and PEACE as you TRUST in Him so that you may overflow with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NIV Busy times…Crazy times…Sad times…Confusing times…What do we need the most during these times? HOPE! There are times when you feel alone…But…

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What Does A Bowel Blockage Feel Like?

What Does A Bowel Blockage Feel Like?

Could I Have a Blockage or is This Normal? Many times having chronic illness means you don’t only have just one condition but you may have several conditions. This makes it very difficult to separate symptoms to decide if it’s your “normal” with your diagnosed conditions or if it is a new problem and possibly…

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A Look in the Mirror…What Do I See Staring Back at Me?

A Look in the Mirror…What Do I See Staring Back at Me?

Emerald eyes once bright Now dimmed with fatigue Fibromyalgia is staring at me But…I see a warrior in me   A flushed face and rosy cheeks Is a reminder of the heart beating too fast in me Neurocardiogenic syncope is staring at me But…I see a warrior in me   Swollen stiff hands with tender…

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When Doctors Are Unprofessional

When Doctors Are Unprofessional

Simply put, not all professionals are professional. It was a crazy day at my small public library that I managed and where I did children’s programming. I had not sat down nearly all day but kept my smile in place while working with the area children and families. The thought, “maybe I’m getting too old…

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What’s Wrong With Me – Our Health is A Puzzle

What’s Wrong With Me – Our Health is A Puzzle

“Our health is a puzzle and sometimes it takes a long time to put the pieces together.” Selina Huffman My journey with chronic illness began in 2000 with an excruciating headache, visual problems, including complete vision loss for a brief time and neurological symptoms. To read more about that beginning see Shocking News – Chronic Illness.…

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Prioritizing Your Day – Tasks – Quote

Prioritizing Your Day – Tasks – Quote

“Life is made up of have-tos and want-tos. Choose to complete some of each every day.” Marcia Ramsland There are many things out of our control especially for those with illness, but on those good days when we can prioritize our time we should be reminded of the benefit to including those pesky tasks we…

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Laughter is Good Medicine

Laughter is Good Medicine

How Many Times A Day Do You Laugh? When was the last time you saw a group of teenage girls? How were they acting? Did you notice any differences between them and most adults? Many teenagers have lot’s of energy and can be seen talking and laughing…just enjoying life. They don’t have to be told…

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Reprieve from Illness – Hope in the Middle of the Storm

Reprieve from Illness – Hope in the Middle of the Storm

“…Weeping may endure for a night, But joy comes in the morning.” Psalm 30:5b NKJV I’ve been given a reprieve from the worse of my illness. I can’t say that the same will be given to you, nor will I say how long I will have this gift. For now, I will just say… I…

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3 Tips When Chronic Illness Disrupts Relationships – Daily Post Prompt

3 Tips When Chronic Illness Disrupts Relationships – Daily Post Prompt

Daily Post Prompt “Disrupt” Communication 1. Don’t assume they know how you feel. No matter how long you have known a person, you can’t assume they know your thoughts or how you feel about situations. Phillip Huffman at Sanity Notes says, “Communication is not just a one-way street, it is a two-way highway.” Practice good communication…

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Gluten Free Dairy Free Roasted Garlic Bread Recipe – Soy Free

Gluten Free Dairy Free Roasted Garlic Bread Recipe – Soy Free

Ingredients: Kinnikinnick gluten free multi-grain bread Batch of dairy free roasted garlic butter spread Coconut oil 1. If frozen, toast bread lightly to firm it up. 2. Preheat oven to 475 degrees. 3. Grease baking sheet with coconut oil. 4. Spread roasted garlic butter spread on gluten free bread generously on one side. See here for…

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