JoJoisms

Chronic Illness Secret: Unexplained Bumps and Bruises, Cuts and Scratches

There are so many things nobody tells you when you are diagnosed with a chronic illness.  Doctors certainly don’t tell you these things. These are chronic illness secrets: things you only discover by talking to others who have chronic illness.  After 35yrs of dealing with this, you’d think nothing would surprise me anymore, but you’d be […]

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I Have Chronic Illness: What’s a Comfort Zone?

I had to look that up because I wasn’t familiar with the concept.  I might have misplaced my comfort zone.  I’m not sure I ever had one.  This is something I often see online or mentioned in high-powered, self-help books and seminars: “Ya gotta step out of your comfort zone or nothing will ever change in […]

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Chronic Illness New Years Resolutions

We’ve all heard of the new years resolutions nobody keeps.  Mostly people seem to lose interest or resolve long about January third.  But those of us with chronic illness have our own new years resolutions we never keep–but it’s usually because we can’t.  Here are some of the ones I’ve had over the years. Please […]

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Countdown to Christmas: More Inspirational Videos

This is the last week of the JoJoisms Countdown to CHRISTmas.  Here are even more inspirational videos for you.  I hope you have enjoyed the countdown to CHRISTmas this year. My prayer for you is that each time you view or listen to these this week, you will be uplifted, feel a strength, light hearted, […]

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Countdown to CHRISTmas: Inspirational Videos

Continuing with the JoJoisms Countdown to CHRISTmas I have a week of inspirational videos to bless you this CHRISTmas season.  I pray you have been inspired, uplifted and blessed by these posts each week and especially these fun and inspirational YouTube CHRISTmas videos! My heart is to bring you giggles and inspiration at a time […]

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Ten most frustrating things about holidays with chronic illness

We interrupt our Video Countdown to CHRISTmas to bring you this countdown of another kind: The holidays are a time of fun and family, a celebration of Jesus and a time to reflect on the blessings we each have been given.  Unfortunately, the holidays are also a time of stress, frustration, fatigue, guilt and anxiety […]

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An update on JoJo’s Journey

Many of you have asked me to write an update on my chronic illness journey after starting with my new dr.   I just saw him again on the 17th so I thought I’d post it here in the middle of the month of thankfulness.  I do this partly because I do have things to be thankful for […]

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The blessings of pain

Okay. JoJo’s gone off the deep end!  Brain fog has taken over and she’s completely out of her mind!  I hear ya out there.  You’ve stuck with me through some of my other unusual posts, but this one’s gone too far.  Stick a fork in ‘er, she’s done!  As someone who is in a fair amount of physical pain as […]

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Why you shouldn’t wait til your story ends before you tell it

“For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me.  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take […]

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What DO you say to someone who is hurting?

Last week, I shared what not to say to someone who is hurting.  I’ve posted things like this many times as articles or in answer to a question online.  People have sometimes ask, “Then what should I say to someone who is hurting or struggling with something?”  So, this week, I’d like to share what […]

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