How to separate the physical from the emotional???

How to separate the physical from the emotional???

I pose the title as a question because I really don’t yet know the answer. Maybe it just comes in time? Maybe there is some kind of exercise, counseling session, mindfulness meditation (medication?) . . . whatever I can do or level of acceptance I can achieve that...
Transitioning from Crisis Management to the Long Haul

Transitioning from Crisis Management to the Long Haul

Well, since I’m on this forced rest time and unable to resume my normal activities or exercise, I have more time to post here. I’ve actually had this blog title in my drafts for the last two months. When I first pondered the subject, it was far more of a question that...
Already in the After

Already in the After

“Every patient’s story starts the same way . . . It starts with them being fine. It starts in the before. They cling to this moment, this memory of being fine, this before as though talking about it might somehow bring it back. But what they don’t realize is that the...
The Miracle Poison

The Miracle Poison

Oh Prednisone…you save my life and give me back my breath and free me from debilitating pain and then bizarrely mess with my body and threaten me in all sorts of new ways.  Let’s discuss the history of our relationship together. Pre-diagnosis I was put on...
The Spoon Theory

The Spoon Theory

Below is NOT my post, but it is an important one. I think she explains very well what it is like on a day-to-day basis living with a chronic illness. I know, even though many people can’t tell when hanging out with me, this is very much what life is like. Obviously...
Living the Tethered Life

Living the Tethered Life

The last few weeks have been very freeing, and they have provided a new path for my life with some increased hope. All this greatness is due to just a couple simple facts. Fitbit came out with a product that also tracks your heart rate, and I finally realized I need a...

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