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Dear God…Can’t You Choose Someone Else?

There’s a line from Fiddler on the Roof that keeps running through my head these days.  It’s something I think we all feel from time to time when things go wrong.  It’s how we feel when too many things go wrong for too long a time.  That kind of struggle, that kind of suffering can […]

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Chronic Illness Frustration Factor Part 2

Last month, I shared how GPs  can delay your treatment.  This month, I’d like to share how red tape and mix ups can frustrate the begeebers outta you when on a mission to experience less pain. I began seeing a chiropractor a few months ago in a quest to rid myself of some of the […]

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The Chronic Illness Frustration Factor

Frustration is one of the key components of chronic illness.  We are frustrated because we are tired and in pain. We are frustrated with doctors who don’t help. We are frustrated that our friends and family don’t understand.  And we are frustrated with the red tape of our health insurance. The past few months, I […]

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Here’s what I’ve been up to!

We’ve had a tough couple of years while here in Indiana and my time here has suffered in the transition.  This included the year we inadvertently subscribed to the Catastrophe of the Month Club and this past year and a half where my husband was a casualty of the “Over Qualified” job hunting variety. Due […]

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Fun with Insomnia

For those of you new to JoJoisms.com and ArtofEloquence.com, you may not have seen my videos yet.  Fun With Insomnia is a video I created a while back from several of my Visual JoJoisms. JoJoisms are my funny and sometimes profound one liners about life, many of which I turned into visual representations, a few […]

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Dr Me

After moving down to the Indy area, it has become far too long a trip to see my old dr up in NW Indiana.  I don’t miss the 3-4hr wait time, but I do miss having a dr who listens and actually tries to help me using natural remedies. My new dr apparently only has […]

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Tips for the Memory Impaired

Many chronic illnesses or even other chronic issues can cause brain fog.  If you’re like me, you’ve had a time or two (THOUSAND) when you couldn’t remember what you call something.    “Hand me that…THING over there.” “What thing?” “That BLUE thing.” “Which blue thing?” “That light blue thingie that you use when your hair’s […]

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What you wouldn’t know if you hadn’t struggled

There are more ways in heaven and earth, Heratio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy…to skin a cat! If you haven’t had the benefit of struggling with health and financial issues for years, you don’t know what you’re missing!  OK, you’re probably happy about that, but really, you’re missing out on some important lessons […]

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When Dreams Collide

We interrupt this chronic illness blog for a word from our sponsor: humor.  Something happened recently that I thought you all would get a kick out of because it’s both weird and funny. So the other night I dreamed that my dh, children and I drove to some huge mall I didn’t recognize in an […]

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Doctor Protocol 3.0

Apparently, there is a new Dr protocol for appointments I was somehow blissfully unaware of until recently.  As this is the 21st Century, I’ll put it in terms our kids would understand.  It’s Doctor Protocol 3.0.  It’s the operating system for doctors of the information age…or should I say non information age.  It’s where you […]

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