Epilepsy, The System Shocker

What is the first thing you think of when you hear the word “Epilepsy?” What about “Seizure?” Normally, people think of someone on the floor convulsing. What they do not realize is that there are over 40 different types of seizures; some of these you will never know the person is having that seizure unless you know exactly what to look for. Unfortunately, that person will know and feel the after affects for sometimes and hour or days to comeRead More

Let’s Talk About……DIAMOND HEADACHE CLINIC

As you know migraines and the research for migraine treatment are two things that are very close to my heart. As many of you know I suffer with horrible, debilitating migraines. And just like many, I have suffered with migraines since I was 13 years old. That being said, I was very excited when a representative from Diamond Headache Clinic contacted me. They sent an email explaining a little about the clinic itself and included an attached presentation on childhoodRead More

Let’s Talk………Leggings

It’s not big news to you if you know me or others who struggle with chronic pain or Fibromyalgia. Or that when we dress, most days it’s purely for comfort. The general rule is that the more tight and uncomfortable the clothes are, the more uncomfortable we will be throughout the day. So yes many times we choose to dress for comfort over fashion. And yes, sometimes that means we look a bit slob like or dare I say lazy.Read More

How I Really Feel…….About Chronic Illness & Friendship

December 11, 2017 Friendship, Spoonies

So you’ve made plans and were genuinely excited to do whatever it was you planned. But the day comes and you feel like CRAP. You are hurting and battling whatever ailment is most current. And you know there is no way you can make it to said plans. But how do you get out of it without the other person hating you or dealing with the other person judging you? This is a constant battle I think all spoonies fight.Read More

Let Me Tell You How I Really Feel!!!

December 8, 2017 Pain

Disclaimer: These are my opinions and it’s okay if yours don’t agree! As I lay here feeling as tho I can feel every….single…. part of my body and it all hurts. I decided to look for some inspiration. Something to get me through this trial. I decided why not? None of my other tricks are working. Not even my Gold Standard Go-To’s. Like sitting in a hot bath, I think I’ve used all the hot water in the house! ProbablyRead More

The Things We Should Never Take For Granted

December 6, 2017 Anxiety, Awareness, depression

Have you ever really stopped to think about all the things you do, places you go, activities you participate in on any given day or week?!? Okay so now you are thinking. Now make a list, list everything you do that takes physical ability, everything you do that, which allows you to have freedom (leaving the house on your own, whether it be on foot, on a bicycle or by car). And everything that requires mental capabilities! Now you thinkRead More

Tips on Treatments for Migraines.

I by no means am an Expert on Migraines. But I do feel that I know quite a bit about treatment options for migraines as I have tried just about EVERY treatment known to man to get rid of mine. So today I will talk about possible treatment modalities for migraines, oddly enough while suffering from one of the worst migraines I have had in the last few weeks. But our world goes on right? From having so many IRead More

Working as an RN with a Chronic Illness

November 29, 2017 "Me" time, holidays, Uncategorized

Working as a nurse is HARD. While TV shows and movies make it look very glamorous and fun, most of the time it’s not that at all. It’s VERY demanding; physically demanding, and mentally demanding your entire 12 hour shift!! You have to be running on all cylinders at all times to keeping the patients safety and well-being above yours.  You may not use the bathroom for an entire shift because you “just never got there.” And lunch, is oftenRead More

The Power of Perpetual Thanksgiving

It is always an interesting thing to me when November rolls around and I start seeing the inevitable “no-shave November”, National Adoption month,  and Lung Cancer Awareness month memes all over my social media. Did you also happen to know that November holds the illustrious marker as Adopt a Senior Pet Awareness Month, National Pepper Month, and (definitely not in order of importance…) Sweet Potato Awareness month? Who knew? Among all these awareness titles, most often I come across theRead More

My Favorite Black Friday Deals!!

November 26, 2017 "Me" time, holidays

Black Friday Shopping has been a favorite thing of mine for many years. This year however it was done all on the computer. Being sick this year really put a damper on my Thanksgiving dinner with my family and my shopping. But that is just part of living the life I live. I do have to share some of the deals that I found that I am super excited about. I did a little shopping for myself as well asRead More

Product Review- Jennifer Lynn Naturals

UPDATE: Jennifer has graciously given me a coupon Code for all of you!! Enter Amber20 and receive 20% off your purchase!! This past week I was given the awesome opportunity to receive some amazing beauty products to review. It’s no hidden truth that I’m a Senegence girl through and through. But sometimes I like to try other makeup. And I’ll be real honest sometimes I just want to grab a tube of lipstick just to wear around the house orRead More

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