Tag Archives: pain

Hope

It has been almost two weeks since my bilateral mastectomy, and I’m surprised to admit this even to myself, but I feel blessed. Don’t get me wrong, my muscles ache as though there’s a vice grip around my chest, severed … Continue reading

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Cancer

Well, as you can tell from the title of my latest post, I got some bad news. It started with an abnormality spotted on my 3D mammogram in July. (I got the call the first day of my vacation…naturally.) This … Continue reading

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Straight Paths

Recently, my mom’s Dementia took a pretty bad turn. Two Fridays ago, I came home to discover that my mom was in a foul mood and was accusing the neighbor kid from next door of lying to her. Really, it … Continue reading

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My New Experiment

Last week was a real wake up call for me. Not only have I been really tired, achy, and itchy as well as having more chest pain, I got my latest lab test┬áresults back. My C-Reactive Protein, which is a … Continue reading

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Playing the Guinea Pig

I went to the rheumatologist yesterday for my regularly scheduled three month visit. I didn’t increase my steroids above 5 mg. this week even though my joints, muscle, and skin were inflamed. The doctor was surprised to see how inflamed … Continue reading

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Looking for Answers

So what’s new? I wrote 12 whole pages during National Novel Writing Month and am currently taking a break to catch up on reading, my first love. Hopefully, I’ll be able to do some more writing over Christmas vacation. My … Continue reading

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Perfection in Weakness

Has your skin ever hurt? I’m not talking about getting stung or having an allergic reaction. I’m talking about your skin hurting when something touches it or presses against it. I have┬áthis some days with Dermatomyositis, and I believe this … Continue reading

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