When you first get hit with Fibromyalgia and/or ME/CFS, it seems like your entire life is being brutally robbed. Sometimes a vast amount of it is stolen. I mean, I’ve managed to lose the ability to work, the ability to smell, the ability to drive, and the ability to stay …Read More »
Monthly Archives: June 2011
Alicia’s Story (Brain Tumor, Epilepsy)
In December 2002, I was diagnosis with epilepsy. After doing an EEG, the epilepsy was determined as Begin Rolandic epilepsy. My seizures were under control through medication and chiropractic treatments. After a change in neurologists, another MRI was requested in February 2005. At this time, they found an abnormality (no size was defined), …Read More »
Jeannette’s Story (Ankylosing Spondylitis)
The Kaleidoscope of Life As many others with ankylosing spondylitis, I’ve become passionate about helping raise awareness. It’s my hope (our hope) that future generations will receive early diagnosis and treatment before permanent damage is done to the body, less pain, and better yet … a cure. Four years ago my stress levels …Read More »
Can Sitting Too Much Kill You?
Does sitting too much increase the risk of dying prematurely? According to a new study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, time spent sitting is even more important in determining mortality rate than the amount of structured exercise a person gets. Time Spent Sitting and the Risk of Death …Read More »
Choose to End Our Abuse
There are many different types of abuse in our world. Sadly, the list is long. Each with their own trace of horrible scars that must be hurdled over. When it comes to having a disease like Ankylosing Spondylitis I have noticed, not only for me, but for many others with …Read More »
Jasimine’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Hodgkin’s Lymphoma)
Hi my name is Jasimine and I am 16. I am a Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor. I found out I had cancer in Feb of 08. I went through 9 rounds of chemo in 9 months on 3 different regiments. After the chemo they told me and my mom that the …Read More »
Can Women Taking Tamoxifen for Breast Cancer Benefit From Fish Oils?
Women who have breast cancer and those who are at high risk for the disease sometimes take the anti-estrogen drug tamoxifen. Tamoxifen is a medication that binds to estrogen receptors and blocks the action of estrogen on breast cancer cells. When estrogen is blocked, the breast tumor doesn’t grow as …Read More »
Uproot those thoughts and plant anew!
I’m sitting on my front porch, enjoying the quiet sounds of summer and clicking away on my laptop. In the last few months I lost sight of who and what are important to me and it took a recent very difficult situation to cause me to step back, evaluate, and adjust …Read More »
Justine’s Story (Cervical Cancer, Breast Cancer)
My story is not so much different to the millions of other stories out there. I used to think I just ‘got lucky’ in my battle. Until a wonderful friend pointed out the words of a rather larger than life character, Margaret Thatcher. “I wasn’t lucky. I deserved it.” – …Read More »
One Who Should Not…
A soft beanie slips over the small head of one who should not be hairless A needle plunges into the hip bone of one who should not know that kind of pain A single word scares one who should not yet know true fear Thoughts beyond this world float in …Read More »