Another Sleepless night, but my headache is better so I will introduce myself, but first I want to Welcome you! Feel free to introduce yourself too!
I write this blog for a number of reasons; 1) the venting is therapy. 2) Because I am not going to stay invisible. 3) Awareness not pity. 4) maybe something I write can help someone who relates. 5) To show the real raw daily life of chronic illnesses.
I am hoping that if you see me being real with my chronic-ness that you will be encouraged to be real too. No more suffering silently, no more suffering alone.
- Secondary Addison’s Disease (I refer to it as AI- adrenal insufficiency)
- Chronic fatigue
- Ocular Migraines
- Raynauds Phenomena
There are tons of other diagnosis’ in there like depression, anxiety, dry eye, dry mouth, plantar fasciitis, Insomnia, brain fog, cognitive issues, hair loss— the list goes on and on but are basically “symptoms” of the top 7. These are the illnesses I write about, warrior through, and am medicated for.
The Serious 7 keep me pretty isolated, except on social media, this is my life here. I post, unedited and without sugar coating. I have multiple Facebook pages for a variety of passions; astrology, makeup, women’s circles, book clubs. Laying in bed most of the time gives me a lot of time (although sometimes incoherently) to write! And I love new ideas.
Anyway, who I AM; I am a spoiled wife to an amazing husband, the proud mother of two sons and a bonus daughter. I am a warrior through life. I am an astrologer, dabbler of tarot cards, and Spiritual in the Mysteries of the Goddess. I love to read and craft when I can. Sunsets and dark nights under a beautiful moon are relaxing.
I miss dancing, hiking, being social, and so much more. But I am making the best of what I have.
Illness Pet peeves~ “Be more positive.” “It could be worse.” “Learn to control your stress.” “Must be nice to just lay in bed all day.” And comparing me to someone who has 1 or even 3 of my Serious 7. Wow, okay I have to many peeves to list. Oh and “Is it really that bad?”
So I guess this works as an Intro, right?
My brain is getting fuzzy.