Laugh To Keep From Crying

We have all heard that saying “Laugh To Keep From Crying”, right? Well friends, I can say without hesitation that this saying is the motto by which I live my life. Thanks to Blogger DearLillyJune, I laugh on a daily basis.  Battling chronic illness and pain can be overwhelming. No matter how little chronic pain …

A Control Freak’s Nightmare

Ever since I was about 7 years old, I’ve had the same recurring nightmare. I am running down a dimly lit empty hallway. On my face there is a look of sheer horror, and my breathing is fast and heavy. I am frantically looking around the hallway, as if I am searching for something. I …

Sandy…who not why!

Three years ago today, at 5:37pm, my heart was shattered into a million pieces when I lost my hero…my Auntie Sandy. My Auntie Sandy died from complications from Scleroderma…after doctors refused to listen to her pleas for help…and failed to act once they finally listened. Many of you have remarked on how strongly I advocate …

The Night Before

Twas the night before my upper endoscopy.  All through my house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. Well, let me stop right here. I vowed that if I started a blog, I would only type the truth…and can proudly say that has been the case except for the first three sentences of …

Raynaud…Foe Not Friend

Dear Raynaud,  I know its a bit startling to hear me call you by your full name. My apologies, but I am a bit annoyed with you and wanted to make sure I got your attention. Also, I wanted to let you know that I am now fully informed on what you are. Now that …

You Owe Me Dinner

Listen, we are all adults here. Some of us are happily married, others are in serious committed relationships/partnerships, and some are single and ready to mingle. Regardless of our relationship status at this very moment, we have all dated at some point.  Now, I will confess, it has been quite a while since I was …

FACT: 1+0=1

If you had to look a loved one square in the eyes and lie, could you do it? Do you think you would hesitate a bit, or would the lie roll right off your tongue? You’re probably thinking, “it depends on the type of lie we are talking about”, or “it depends on the reason …

Mental Health Friday #5

Originally posted on Randoms by a Random:
Imagine receiving a surprise invite to an amazing dinner at the most exclusive restaurant in your city. You know, one of those invite only establishments. The dinner is for the “who’s who” of the world…but somehow you received an invite. Excited about this unbelievable opportunity, you arrive to…

Rules of Survival

It’s Wednesday morning and you are at the office on your PC diligently catching up on e-mails from the holiday weekend. Suddenly, you hear that all too familiar “bing”, signaling you that you have a new email. Frustrated that your morning rhythm has been interrupted, you go to your inbox to see the all important …