Monthly Archives: March 2010

Persevering through chronic illness means having an open mind

Living with a chronic condition is like carrying around a giant weight on your shoulders on daily basis. Furthermore, regardless of the type of condition you have, you will have to slow down and make lifestyle changes in order to … Continue reading

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I really can find things to do

I know I promised I would not blog but I just wanted to check in and say that I have had an interesting few days. I have been spending a lot of time with my kids and just taking advantage … Continue reading

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I am not allowed to blog for the next two weeks

Last night, I finished up my final paper in my master’s Jurisprudence and Legal History course which means I am free for the next two weeks until my new course starts. Therefore, at the request of my ten year old, … Continue reading

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I am hurting

The last couple of days have been grueling for me dealing with a suicidal toddler in addition to pain that has hit new realms. My wrists, my hand and fingers, knees, ankles and feet are very swollen and it is … Continue reading

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We went to see the orthopedic doctor to see whether Elliott would need a cast for his elbow fracture. I am still walking around with the invisible “crabby parent” label taped to my forehead because well, I put it there. … Continue reading

Posted in Motherhood, toddlers | 5 Comments

Sometimes, parenting sucks . . .

I love being a mother. In fact, of all the roles I play my life, it is my most favorite and I would not trade it for anything in the world. With that said, it is also the hardest job … Continue reading

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I have been thinking . . .

Yesterday as I drove home from work, I started to think about this coldness and numbness that I have developed on an emotional level. I often question how I became this way and I know it is not just because … Continue reading

Posted in Fibromyaloga, Motherhood, rheumatoid arthritis | 7 Comments