JoJoisms

The Mammogram Blues News

I went to get my yearly mammogram today. It was an interesting experience.  I mean, it’s always an “interesting” experience, but this one was due to an observation that the lovely woman who did my mammogram made to me.   The lovely, sweet woman who performed my mammogram was charming.  She was so cute as […]

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Giving God More of Me

I wasn’t going to write a post this week…or any other week for the foreseeable future.  I’d had enough and I didn’t know what to say anymore.  In fact, I wasn’t on social media either.  For the last week, I’ve been too busy trying to run three business and in too much pain from arthritis, […]

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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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It’s not vainity; it’s part of chronic illness

So, apparently, I’m an OLD, middle-aged person. I had my dr appointment the other day. First thing he said was that, based on my skin, I haven’t been taking my hormone replacement therapy. I reminded him that he didn’t prescribe it yet because he wanted me to have some tests. That explains it, he said.  […]

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Being female is often not very big on dignity

Have you noticed that so much of being female is often not very big on dignity?  At my age (and with the additional symptoms of Hashimoto’s Disease, Fibro and adrenal issues), I’ve found that my dignity has taken a bigger hit. From the time you’re a young female, you learn to be discrete each month […]

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JoJo’s Journey: 35 Years with Chronic Illness

Sorry I haven’t posted in several weeks, but a lightning strike took out 15 electrical items in our new home last month and one of them was my computer.  It took me a few weeks to figure out that I could record a YouTube video from my iPhone and another to figure out how to […]

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Living with Brain Fog: What it’s Like on My Cloud

I wrote this a while back as a Facebook Note. I copy and paste it here this week for those of you dealing with brain fog. It can be frustrating, embarrassing and…let’s face it…FUNNY! ———————————- You are making your breakfast, toast and butter, and you realize you need a knife so you go to the […]

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Six reasons why chronic issues are different and so devastating

  This week my blog post is in video form. Sorry the sound quality is poor and the video is off track with the audio, but I recorded it about five times and it wasn’t getting any better so I just posted it. It helps to turn up the volume and don’t worry about getting […]

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A new beginning

I’ve been writing and speaking about communication skills for the last 12 years with Art of Eloquence.  I treasure my experiences and I pray I’ve made a difference both inside and outside the homeschooling community.  That being said, I feel it’s time to move on to a new adventure. I can be a bit dense […]

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Brain Fog: What it’s like on my cloud

I wrote this a while back, but thought I’d post it here.  Most people can relate to this, but those of us with Fibro, Menopause and Hashimoto’s have a special place in our brains for it: You are making your breakfast, toast and butter, and you realize you need a knife so you go to […]

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