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Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

March 18, 2017 INFORMATIONAL POSTS, Spoonies

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness month.  So I thought I would do my part and bring awareness to another awful autoimmune disease. I decided I wanted to cover the following topics in the blog.   What is MS? Who gets it? What are the symptoms? How is it treated? And what can we do to raise awareness? So let’s jump right in.  Per the Mayo Clinic no one is really sure of the cause of MS. But it is consideredRead More

Have You Laughed Lately?

Maintaining a sense of humor when you have a chronic illness is vital.

PRODUCT REVIEW 

February 19, 2017 "Me" time, Product Reviews, Spoonies

So last week I received a TON of product from Tracy Wood and the Spoonique Boutique on Etsy and Instagram. She sent me everything from bath bombs to lip gloss. It will take me a LONG Time to use everything but I thought I would give a quick review of what I have used so far.  This stuff is totally amazing. Put it on your lips and rub it in for a few seconds and then wipe it off andRead More

Alternative Therapy to Treat Fibromyalgia 

Fibromyalgia……..Is defined as a widespread musculoskeletal pain disorder accompanied by fatigue, sleep disturbances and memory issues. At this time there is no cure and no definite treatment. The standard treatments right now are pain killers, antidepressants and anti-seizure medications. These help reduce the symptoms but don’t really treat the condition as a whole. So many people will turn to alternative therapies to help control the symptoms of their fibromyalgia! Let’s take a look at some of the most popular alternativeRead More

You Might Be A Spoonie If…….

February 12, 2017 Spoonies

First, what is a spoonie? Basically, it is a person who lives with life altering fatigue of a chronic illness. The idea originated from Christine Miserandino, of But You Don’t Look Sick, when she wrote the “Spoon Theory,” that explains how we #spoonies allot Time and energy throughout our day by using a series of spoons. Since then thousands of people have been using “spoonie” to describe themselves. So……You may be a spoonie if: 1. You wake up tired afterRead More

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