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Sick Beauty Standards

Sick Beauty Standards

“But you don’t look sick.” A statement so many people with chronic illness are tired of hearing. Say that to someone with a chronic illness and what they’ll really want to do is slap you upside the head and say, “That’s because I spent 20 minutes perfecting my face this morning!” Honestly, we all know makeup can turn anyone into a beauty; that’s what it was invented for! A little foundation can hide some blemishes and even out your skin…

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With Water and Fortitude

With Water and Fortitude

Water and fortitude. That’s how you choke down potassium chloride tablets. Seriously, these things are huge. Alas, another medication has been added to my daily arsenal, although hopefully only temporarily. And a different new medication has been added full time for now. I finally got those 15 tubes of blood drawn and, as I knew would happen, my potassium is low, because me. And because it’s a side effect of the Florinef that I was fully expecting, even after only two weeks…

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The “What Cats Do” Book Tag

The “What Cats Do” Book Tag

If there are two things you should know about me by now, it’s that I love cats and I love books! And as a blogger, there’s nothing like a good book tag to have fun with when the rest of my brain isn’t working. A tag that combines cats and books is a rare treat! Thank you to Holly at Nut Free Nerd for this tag! Note: clicking on the book titles will take you to Amazon if you are interested…

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Time for an Upgrade

Time for an Upgrade

If you’re reading this post on my blog website right now, you might notice that this little blog of mine has gotten a facelift! A theme change is something I’ve been wanting to do for awhile, but I never had the guts to pursue it. Depending on the theme, the extent to which changing it can royally mess up most everything on your blog is maddening. But earlier this week, out of the blue, I decided that I’m ready to…

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Share Your World: August 7, 2017

Share Your World: August 7, 2017

This will be a weekly post of the most random of random questions to answer- to share my world! Thanks to Cee’s blog for being the brainchild behind this! What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved? The login page to what will be my new, updated blog! I am transferring to a self-hosted site. It’s time to expand my blog and bring it to a higher level and the good people at WordPress are doing the full transfer…

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Planning Through the Brain Fog

Planning Through the Brain Fog

When you have a medical condition like POTS (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome), which affects the blood flow to your brain, or even conditions like fibromyalgia or Lyme Disease, using your brain to its fullest potential becomes a daunting and often maddeningly frustrating task. As I’ve written in the past, brain fog isn’t the occasional forgetfulness that us sleep-deprived adults have to deal with. And it’s not just “getting old” (I’m 31, for heaven’s sake!) Sometimes I can’t even remember things…

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Nocturnal Musings #24: 4 am Pizza

Nocturnal Musings #24: 4 am Pizza

You do what you have to do. Am I right, POTSies? This has been an exceptionally bad week. So much so that I think I’ve spent most of it in bed. I say I think because I’m having a difficult time remembering right now. I’d like to be lying down in bed, but David is so exhausted from working both his regular job and security for the Pro Football Hall of Fame events over the past several days that he’s…

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The Book Titles Tag

The Book Titles Tag

What a fun tag! I found this one by Eden at Thrice Read. The idea is to answer the question with the title of a book. I decided to include books I’ve read as well as books on my TBR. 1. Title that’s the story of your life  Life Disrupted 2. Title that describes your perfect weekend  The Hiding Place 3. Title of an adventure you’d like to go on

July Book Haul

July Book Haul

All blurbs are from Goodreads. I picked two books from Book of the Month this month. The Child by Fiona Barton (2017). I’m not much into suspense novels, but this one sounds pretty intriguing. “As an old house is demolished in a gentrifying section of London, a workman discovers a tiny skeleton, buried for years. Journalist Kate Waters cobbles together a piece for her newspaper, but at a loss for answers, she can only pose a question: Who is the Building…

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Inside the Mind of a Sick Person

Inside the Mind of a Sick Person

“What do sick people think about? How do you know when you start to be a sick person?” This statement by author Nina Riggs in her memoir, The Bright Hour, was spoken when she woke up one morning shortly after she was diagnosed with breast cancer. When I read it, it gave me pause. I tried to remember if I had ever had a similar thought and couldn’t locate one anywhere in my memory, although that’s not saying much nowadays….

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