"We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.” ~ Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia ~ The young girl in this grainy image from the past is me. It pains me to look at her/me because I know she is hiding… Continue reading We Turn Skeletons Into Goddesses
Today I'm reblogging this article from the Caring for Carcinoid Foundation. I thought of this often in January because January marks one of two very similar anniversaries for me. In Jan. 1982 I had my first surgery for non-smoking lung cancer in my right lung. My 31st cancer free anniversary in my right lung just… Continue reading Marking an Anniversary – Carcinoid Cancer
Could Caffeine Help Dry Eye?. A new article from WebMD suggests there could be some relief for dry eyes in the future from caffeine. This is a promising possibility for those of us that suffer from this chronic condition. As someone who as battled Sjorgren's syndrome for over 20 years now, dry eyes is a… Continue reading Could Caffeine Help Dry Eye?
Hair Problems in Fibromyalgia. Here's yet another interesting article from the About.com people and their Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome department. This particular article deals with our hair! Gals you know what I'm talking about...days and days and days of bad hair days. Actually, it goes a little further than that. This article goes on… Continue reading Hair Problems in Fibromyalgia, by Beverly Hicks Burch
Autoimmune Disease Overlap Syndromes | Suite101.com. This is a great article to read for all of you who are dealing with autoimmune disorders. I have known for years these diseases/disorders "cluster" or overlap. My body is a prime example of that. If I were to enumerate my laundry list of chronic and disabling health issues,… Continue reading Autoimmune Disease Overlap Syndromes | Suite101.com
How true...how true... Another great article concerning fibromyalgia and dealing with the Neanderthals around us who don't believe in fibromyalgia or know nothing about it. Educating Your Doctor (& Others) About Fibromyalgia.
Panic Disorder in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. If you have FMS or CFS you need to read this article...especially if you NEVER let yourself get dragged into the crazy madness called "Black Friday". I use to feel bad about not attending this annual madness ritual. After all I must really be missing something great...something… Continue reading Panic Disorder in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Sjogren's Syndrome in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Yet another article about Venus Williams and Sjogren's syndrome and how it can overlap with fibromyalgia. It has amazed me at the ignorance of people concerning these two diseases...especially with people who deal with the disabled. Read this and become educated...yeah you, you know who you are...
Mental vs. Emotional Decisions in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Interesting article especially concerning the sleep disorders that plague those of us with FMS...something those "all knowing disability evaluators" seem to have little knowledge and awareness about. Personally, it was after 4 AM when I got to sleep this morning and that was even after… Continue reading Mental vs. Emotional Decisions in Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
As Venus Williams Bows Out of U.S. Open, Little-Known Disease Takes Center Court - Yahoo! News. I hate that Venus Williams has been diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome. The illness has caused Venus to pull out of the US Open and I'm afraid it will end her tennis career. I hope Venus will put a face… Continue reading As Venus Williams Bows Out of U.S. Open, Little-Known Disease Takes Center Court – Sjogren’s Syndrome