As the Holidays Approach

As the Holidays Approach

The holidays were approaching, yet another specialty medication wasn’t panning out in the way we had hoped, and I found myself in a full-blown Rheumatoid Arthritis flare, longing for any kind of relief from the pain. I called my Rheumatologist to report on my...
My Journey to Acceptance

My Journey to Acceptance

It’s been about two years since I began to accept my husband’s chronic illness. From the day he was diagnosed five years ago, it’s been a journey of grief and confusion for me. I guess I had expectations of God. I was unaware of the frailty of life. Acceptance...
The Heart of the Matter

The Heart of the Matter

Dear Other People – Even though there’s a lot of hoopla about which chronic ailment titles are best, and worst, I don’t care how you refer to me. And my disease. A person with diabetes. A diabetic. For me, it’s a big ole nothing-burger. Really....
Stand on Truth

Stand on Truth

Weak and frail, illness stole a third of my body weight from my already small frame. Rainbow colored bruises all in different stages of healing tattooed my arms and legs, leaving the telltale signs of the IVs used to keep me hydrated, fed, and in as minimal pain as...