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Getting Help: It’s not as easy as you might think

As many of my readers (who also have chronic illness) know, it’s not easy to find a dr who believes you AND knows how to HELP you.  Once you find one, you want to stick with them no matter what.  Getting help isn’t as easy as you might think…even if: 1. You have to wait […]

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JoJoisms Revisited

With all the packing and moving we did this past weekend, I knew I wouldn’t have time to write a post for you, but I didn’t want you to be left with nothing…so I prepared this in advance! My motto is if you can’t beat it, have fun with it!  In that vein, I have […]

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Moving Day’s a Comin’!

This week the Tabares Clan is packing and readying itself for Moving Day!  We say goodbye to the rural NW Indiana with its charm (though filled with potholes, road kill and confusing street names) to head for the larger city feel that is the Indianapolis area.  We will miss our church terribly and our son […]

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Peri Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Exercise!

Didja ever wonder why it is we GAIN weight, Peri People? This is the stuff that keeps me up at night.  Peri don’t need no stinkin’ exercise! Or we shouldn’t!  Does this sound familiar? You’re running downstairs to take care of something important, something urgent, something…you can no longer remember.  So you slowly walk back […]

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There are at least 14 people in here!

Ever feel like “There are at least 14 people in here” and each one of them wants something different from you? So last Thursday, we drove down to Indy to find a house since our lease is up the end of this month.  On the way down I was thinking about all the other things […]

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Life’s been an adventure, but I’d like to get off the roller coaster now!

I remember watching a movie (don’t ask me which one, my fibro fogged brain can’t remember what I had for lunch) in which a man asked a woman to marry him saying, “Marry me and life will never be boring.”  Well, my life has never been boring.  In fact, it’s been quite an eventful adventure. Even before […]

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The Great Pantyhose Crisis of 2015

The past few weeks have been a whirl wind of activity. My dd graduated from grad school and came home to say with us for a couple of weeks to finish preparations for her wedding. While attending to that, we were also running three businesses and my dh was simultaneously looking for work. All the while, my […]

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Chronic Illness Rules

Everything has rules. School, work, even science has rules.  There are laws of physics at work on earth every day.  There are also rules for those of us who have to deal with chronic illness.  And as is the usual case, there are penalties for not following the rules.  Unfortunately, the waters are muddied by cross […]

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What I can and can’t do thru chronic issues

Okay, so during my “Woe is Me” phase of dealing with the stress of my chronic issues (my husband’s job loss, my chronic illnesses and running a few businesses to try to bring an income into the household), I found my way out of my crying funk and was able to push forward a bit.  I […]

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Our day off–oh the irony!

This will be a short post, but I thought you’d all get a kick out of the irony. We’d been working an overwhelming and stressful 24/7 at our new business and were in desperate need of a break.  We needed some time to just relax, rest and regroup as a family.  So we headed out […]

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