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September 29, 2018

There are many things that we lose as a result of chronic illnesses. It is freedom of choice, independence even control over our body at times. The one loss that seems to hurt the most, for many, are the relationships that we once had due to the limitations of our circ...

August 25, 2018

 A little brown girl, about seven years old, stood in front of her mother’s full length mirror and tried to figure out, “what’s wrong with me?” This phrase constantly echoed inside her head because her mother could not understand why she could not stay clean.


August 24, 2018

There probably isn't one person who has a fear that paralyses them with just a mere suggestion of the thing/item/place. I think of my daughter who inherited her arachnophobia from my mom. No, it is not genetic but a learned behavior because my mom with lose it whenever...

August 15, 2018

We are in the midst of a fast food and instant food era and most things come in noisy packages or with a delivery driver on the other end. In spite of this, I love to cook. I really enjoy the taste of fresh hot food that I can alter to my taste. My children appreciate...

August 13, 2018

If you had the opportunity to read my previous blog posts about my journey to my diagnosis, you would have seen that it took seven years to finally get an answer. Any answer. As I visited various internet sites I saw that the long path to diagnosis had a common theme....

August 7, 2018

In my original post I wrote about wanting to try to improve my acne and the spot left behind after a life time of suffering. I decided to try a few items after I stumbled on to The Ordinary for their foundation. In June 2018 I purchased the Glycolic Acid 7% Toning Solu...

July 26, 2018

I get compliments and comments on my makeup  and my outfits often. I put effort in to what I wear now since I have these chronic illnesses because I don't have a choice in how I feel because my body is unpredictable. I know that now, I don't have that many great days s...

July 23, 2018

So you've been vindicated, validated and just plain informed! So now what? This is when you get on with life but armed with information. You don't stop searching but you can now do so with a place to start. People are often misdiagnosed in this roller coaster of chroni...

July 20, 2018

A post about the Ordinary experience will soon follow but Solar Urticaria is not letting me be great!

In Part 1 I left off with finally meeting a doctor that knew about my symptoms and treated people like me. What was even better was that he did Autonomic Testing to tru...

July 5, 2018

In 2017 I realized that I reached a point in my life where I realized that I wasn't getting any better. It had been 8 years and even though I had more information about what was going on, I was steadily getting worse. I knew that I needed help but I was afraid to admit...

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