JoJoisms

Cha Cha Changes…

It’s been a good long while since I was writing weekly here on JoJoisms! I just couldn’t keep up with all my blogs with the overwhelming fatigue I had so I took a long hiatus. I was still creating new JoJoisms on all my favorite topics but I was only posting monthly recaps of all […]

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Why doesn’t God heal me?

Sometimes it’s hard to understand why some people are allowed to remain in their struggle while others are delivered from their suffering.  We ask God and sometimes even demand that God tell us why He keeps us this way.  To some, this may sound like sin and maybe it is, but it is human nature […]

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When Your Symptoms Argue with Each Other Over Treatment

Remember how your kids used to argue over a toy? Mine! Mine!  Well, as you gather more and more chronic conditions, your symptoms don’t work and play well with others.  Just to list a few examples… Years ago, my Hashimoto’s Disease and adrenal issues had my doctor put me on the Everything Diet.  That’s where […]

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When you feel alone…God

I’ve talked to so many women with chronic illness in the past several years that I’ve been writing my blog and there is one thing that we all have in common: we all feel alone at times.  We may each have a different set of issues, symptoms.  We may be different ages, have a different life […]

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God is NOT a Genie!

I’m going to go into this a lot more in detail in the coming months, but I just have to put this out there.  God is NOT a genie! When you are chronically ill, you often run into devotionals and gurus who tell you to pray and God will take away all your issues.  The […]

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Don’t Judge Me by YOUR Yardstick!

I’m not “arguing for my limitations” or determined to “remain in” my chronic illness. I’m trying to explain to you why your Amazing Cure All didn’t work for me!  I understand it worked for you. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but I’m not you. Do you have my chronic illness or something else? Do you […]

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Finding the Humor

After my last surgery, my brain came home to roost.  I’m able to do things now like remember my last name and why I walked into a room…more than I used to.  It’s also afforded me the opportunity to write some new JoJoisms.  Here’s one.   Since so many of my readers are in the […]

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Invisible Illness Scars

One of the biggest complaints I hear from those with chronic illness is that it is an Invisible Disease.  Whatever it is for you: Lupus, thyroid disease, chronic pain, migraines, or peri menopause, the fact that people are only concerned with what they see can leave us with the feeling that others either don’t believe […]

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Sometimes You Need a Pity Party

This month’s blast from the past: Sometimes You Need a Pity Party:  I don’t think you’d be human if you were sunshine and roses every day, especially in the face of chronic struggles and hardships.  However, some will tell you you’re not a good Christian if you share that you are depressed or upset or […]

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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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