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I’m not worried about death…

I’ve seen a lot of social media posts telling believers with chronic health issues to just think positive and remember that we’re going to heaven one day.  I’m sure they mean well, but I’m also sure those that write these haven’t experienced chronic health trails.  They tell me to ignore the present and look to […]

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I’m Not Weird; My Doctor Had Me Tested!

So the other day, I had to go back to my surgeon for a follow up five months after my ankle surgery.  They took my blood pressure and heart rate and found my resting heart rate was abnormally high. That prompted the nurse to tell me that he was required by law to tell me […]

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It could only happen to nontechie me!

So I needed to update the theme of our newest website, MugXpressions.  It’s the newest member of the Grape Stuff Network of Family Sites.  So I went into the themes and began looking around.  Unfortunately, I didn’t find anything that I liked.  As I previewed this and that, I found something that looked like it […]

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Sanity Isn’t All It’s Cracked Up to Be!

This is MY mug! I wrote this saying from out of all the times I’ve wandered into the family room looking for a sandwich.  I’ve had insomnia since before my son was born–18 years ago.  I’ve tried just about everything, but the only thing that works for me is a muscle relaxer.  It’s used for […]

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How’d it get to February so soon?

Does anyone else have the sinking feeling that life is just running by them at 120 MPH and the world is a blur or is it just me? It’s February 2018 already!  Does anyone else still feel like it’s 2017?  Or maybe even 2010? LOL In the last few years, I’ve had five surgeries, lived […]

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Evolution of an Injury

As many of you know, I recently had my fifth surgery in a few years.  It started because I walked on the treadmill.  Yes, you read that right. I simply walked on the treadmill…and tore three tendons, damaged an already loose ligament-requiring a total of six surgical procedures.  After more than four months of recovery, […]

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JoJoisms in 2018

The last several years brought some interesting opportunities and challenges into my life and, as I usually do, I dealt with them as any Sit Down Comedian would. I made fun with it, joked about it, and wrote about it…all here on JoJoisms.com. You got to read the good, the bad, and the utterly ridiculous.  […]

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Merry Christmas!

    Merry Christmas! No article this week!  Just wanted to wish all my readers a blessed and joyous Merry Christmas! My wish for you this Christmas: May your trails be few and your health in abundance! I wish you a joyous time with your family and friends. Check back next week for the conclusion […]

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Step 17:

This series is quickly coming to a close.  This week’s step is all about listening to your body. If your issues are health related (or even if they aren’t), trials can bring with them overwhelm and that means getting fatigued.  It’s important to keep your energy up when you’re in trial so you can better […]

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Step 16

Just three more steps to talk about in my series called 18 Steps to Getting Out of Survival Mode and this week’s is reminders.  Here’s what I wrote in my original article: 16. Reminders on computer or iphone I used to use paper lists, but brain fogged minds often lose the list.  So I began […]

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