Category: Life

Health Update | Feb 2018

Last we spoke, I’d been newly diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, in and out of the ER, and coping with the intense flare that stress brought me. Since that time I’ve made it through the holidays, stayed out of the ER, and weaned off my fibromyalgia medication due to terrible side effects. I’m not really doing any …

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Health Update | Nov, 2017

What’s going on with Rachel? If you follow my social media accounts you likely know that I’ve had a rough couple of months filled with ER trips and doctors appointments. Now that we’ve talked to my doctors fairly thoroughly I thought it was time for a health update. Stress, Stress, Stress… Right now my doctors …

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3 Effects Of Having Your Illness Continually Questioned

Sometimes I wonder if doctors have a list of “illnesses” that they diagnose difficult people with just to pacify them; just to quiet those people that insist they don’t feel well even though their tests come back fine. Sometimes I wonder if there are illnesses that all doctors recognize as “fake,” but are given like …

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Accepting Your Limitations With Chronic Illness

The limitations of chronic illness are many and are unique to each person. The realities of “I can’t” are much of what makes depression so common in those who are chronically ill. For me those I can’t’s feel like a weight tied to me, holding me back from things that everyone else takes for granted. …

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The Chronically Ill Housewife’s Guide To Adequate Housekeeping

My husband and I have been married just under two years now and all I can say is that I’m so glad he didn’t marry me for my housekeeping abilities. It’s not that I don’t know how to clean, my mother made sure that wasn’t the case. It’s not even that I hate to clean, …

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