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Fear

Fear by Jeannette Guest Writer

I had an incredible dream early this morning. My dreams are typically interesting; vivid and in color, but on a rare occasion I’ll experience a dream that I know I’ll carry with me for the rest of my life. This particular dream was about fear. I wasn’t running from monsters, …

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Dealing With Naysayers

dealing with naysayers

Today my feelings were hurt as a result of another person’s actions towards my illnesses.  This is fairly common in my world, much to my dismay. You see…a large portion of the common public still view fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome as forms of mental distress. Some have been known …

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Dealing with the Holiday Season

dealing with the holiday season

Feeling a little ‘bah humbug’ about the holidays this year? The expectation to deck the halls and be jolly is overwhelming, especially when you’re going through cancer treatment, just finished treatment, battling a chronic illness, or struggling with mental health. The last thing you feel like doing is being jolly, …

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Invisible Scars

invisible scars

I have many visible scars from various diagnostic procedures over time. I have a scar on my ribcage from my chest drain, a scar slightly under my arm pit, and a scar just underneath my right breast, from my Hodgkin’s biopsy. I also have scars on my arms from cannulas; …

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Trouble Sleeping? Try These Tips

trouble sleeping

The average adult needs 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. However, many women are not getting a good night’s rest. Some sleep problems affect women more or differently from men including: Insomnia – More than 1 in 4 women in the United States experience insomnia, the inability to …

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Where Does It Hurt?

Many people who suffer from not only ankylosing spondylitis, but also other autoimmune disorders are familiar with these four words. The problem with the question is that there is no simple answer. For me, my symptoms can change daily. For example, yesterday I couldn’t turn my neck, but today my …

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