Tag Archives: chronic illness

OT: A ‘Do-Not’ List for the Chronically Ill & Things NOT to say to us


I think this is an excellent read for any of us dealing with a chronic illness, be it FMS, MS, CFS, lupus or otherwise.  I can tell you I am really bad about beating up on myself for all my shortcomings, to the point of despair. And I have been there recently.  I don’t wish the illnesses or diseases on you that any of you out there experience, but I am grateful there are people out there who share some of the same interests and passions and who also understand something of my journey and what it’s like to walk in my shoes.  We all look out for one another in our own ways, and we also have to look out after ourselves.



Be kind to yourself . . .


And some things we never want to hear . . .

Attack of the Crazy Head-Jaw-Neck-Shoulder Ache–and Sweet Richard


The latest flare-up of this started yesterday. I slept a couple of hours last night and woke up hurting. So I have been playing with Photoshop, as you can see from recent posts. Off to get some ice packs, meds and breakfast. Cranberry Almond Crunch is delicious with chopped-up Gala apple and a few extra dried cranberries tossed in, by the way. 😀  I will catch up with the comments later, guys. Have fun and enjoy all these lovely RA smiles and grins.

Just a spoonful of Alec . . . is good for what ails you.


Dr. Track, has anyone ever told you that you look like a tall, sexy elf? Well, there you go.

No need to hit the vending machine, Dr. T! Come and share this rich, gooey homemade brownie. It reminds me of your voice . . .

Oh, yes, Dr. Track. Please get comfy in your snug little white T. Please.

Dr, Track is checking my chart. "Hmmm. A serious case of Armitageitis."

I am not feeling well. I have a massive sinus headache, sniffly nose, a dicky tummy and glands swelling in my neck. I think I seriously need more Dr. Track. Maybe you do, too.