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Spoon Theory

So, I’m headed to a concert tomorrow, and I will be using up spoons that I have been saving up all weekend. But not many people actually know what that […]

My Interstitial Cystitis Story

My IC Story is much less interesting and much less complicated than my other medical stories. After a few nasty Urinary Tract Infections (one involving blood) all occurred in one […]

Eye Mask or Ice Pack?

Like many people with Migraines, I often become over-sensitive to temperature and light. I use an eye mask for naps and every night, but I also need to use ice packs […]

My Chronic Migraine Story

I honestly do not remember my first migraine. As far as I can tell, I have always had migraines, but I was diagnosed around the age of 7. I would […]

Religion and Faith

Religion and faith are complicated – they can be a source of comfort, a safety net. When life gives you lemons, God opens a window, right? But sometimes things get so bad […]

How To Have “The Talk”

The other day I went to temple for the first time in months (or maybe longer). After the service, everyone gathered for snacks, and a fellow congregant came up to […]

My TMJ Story

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, so technically what I struggle with is TMJD.   For those unaware what that may include, the symptoms are off to the side. My story […]

My Asthma Story

I have always had allergy and sinus issues, since early childhood (as it is with most of my illnesses.) These were usually confined to throat, ear, and sinus infections, plus […]

Hair Care for Weak Hair

So one of the curses of being a medical mess is the constant feeling of having no control. It often feels like my body hates me, and I can take […]

Myths, Misinformation, & Messages about ADHD

So, on January 1st, I switched insurance companies. I discovered – January 2nd – that my new insurance needed to provide “Prior Authorization” before I could receive the Adderall that […]

My Anxiety Story

My earliest memory of anxiety dates back to my childhood – I must have been less than 10. I had been invited to a sleepover, along with the rest of […]

My ADHD Story

According to my parents, I have always had concentration problems, even from a young age. Home videos show me bouncing around, incapable of sitting still; I started Grade School a […]

The Journey Begins

Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton I didn’t find this quote – WordPress did – but it seems very fitting. Working through health […]

Spoon Theory

So, I’m headed to a concert tomorrow, and I will be using up spoons that I have been saving up all weekend. But not many people actually know what that […]

My Interstitial Cystitis Story

My IC Story is much less interesting and much less complicated than my other medical stories. After a few nasty Urinary Tract Infections (one involving blood) all occurred in one […]

Eye Mask or Ice Pack?

Like many people with Migraines, I often become over-sensitive to temperature and light. I use an eye mask for naps and every night, but I also need to use ice packs […]

My Chronic Migraine Story

I honestly do not remember my first migraine. As far as I can tell, I have always had migraines, but I was diagnosed around the age of 7. I would […]

Religion and Faith

Religion and faith are complicated – they can be a source of comfort, a safety net. When life gives you lemons, God opens a window, right? But sometimes things get so bad […]

How To Have “The Talk”

The other day I went to temple for the first time in months (or maybe longer). After the service, everyone gathered for snacks, and a fellow congregant came up to […]

My TMJ Story

TMJ stands for Temporomandibular Joint, so technically what I struggle with is TMJD.   For those unaware what that may include, the symptoms are off to the side. My story […]

My Asthma Story

I have always had allergy and sinus issues, since early childhood (as it is with most of my illnesses.) These were usually confined to throat, ear, and sinus infections, plus […]