Category Archives: Self-Care

10 Things on My Illnesses

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Here are some random bits about my experience with chronic invisible illnesses. 1. I am living with fibromyalgia and complex PTSD. I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2005. The diagnosis of complex-PTSD came in 2018. 2. I’ve had symptoms since childhood; the fibro-flare that really sent me looking for answers came in 2002. 3. The biggest adjustment I’ve had… Read more »

Road Trip?

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When I have the energy, I love to get in the car and take a country drive. When I was younger, we would pack up a picnic and drive to a lake or just wander around. Daddy was in the US Army, so moving around so frequently, we saw a lot of different places. Most of these trips were just… Read more »

Pain Dictates

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El dolor dicta – the pain dictates Sadly, it has become my mantra over the years. I spent so many years fighting with my body. I pushed through desperately, trying to ignore the pain. The doctor that diagnosed my Fibromyalgia gave me some advice. “This isn’t a death sentence. It will not kill you, but some days you may wish… Read more »

Tele-Health

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If ever there was a time to take a good look at telehealth options. I have been using telehealth for my therapy and the usual urgent care needs for about two years. Since we travel full-time, it just made sense. Wherever I am, I have access to my medical professionals. I don’t have to go over my whole history every… Read more »

New Beginnings

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I turned 47 a few days ago. After 18 months of intense therapy and struggle to find my lost self, I am discovering the person that I knew when I was younger. Fearless, determined, and confident. I don’t know where I lost her along the way, but I am glad she is back. In 2004, after a lifetime of physical… Read more »

Self-Care Sunday

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Self-Care Sunday find a safe space get naked gently run your hands over your body all of your body even the parts that bother you realize that other people have those parts too they feel the urge to shame themselves take a breath and know that you are not alone then take a moment to appreciate your body and all… Read more »

Self- Care

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I thought I had been taking care of my self. I thought wrong. I realize now that so many little things we do to ourselves add up to big things. One day I decided to try to pay attention to my inner dialogue. I stopped counting the negative shit I was thinking about MYSELF. Me, the one person I have…. Read more »