The Sunshine Blogger Award

The Sunshine Blogger Award

It was a pleasant surprise to be nominated for The Sunshine Blogger Award by beardedigor.wordpress.com. His blog is filled with a song of the day and great posts that will give you a chuckle and make you think. So, don’t forget to check out his blog! 1. How did you decide in what topic, you wanted you blog to be about? There was never really a question about that. I had a hard time deciding whether to start vlogging or to…

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2018 Mid-year Review-Lessons Learned

2018 Mid-year Review-Lessons Learned

I think June is a great time to take an inventory of lessons I have learned in the year so far. Although cannot take credit for this revelation because I saw a post like this at ashleighwrites.co.uk. So, go ahead and give her blog post some love, HERE and come back! I liked her idea so much that I decided to do my own mid-year review. Lessons Learned: Loosing people you love is hard and grief doesn’t have a timeline….

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Eliminating Migraine Trigger Food

Eliminating Migraine Trigger Food

Having Chronic Hemiplegic Migraine has taken a lot of things from me but none has been more frustrating than some of the food I can no longer eat. Figuring out food triggers is especially difficult because it is not easy to track. A migraine triggered by food may not happen for up to 48 hours after the food is consumed. Because of this, I made a decision to stop eating some of the major food that is known to trigger…

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13 Reasons Why Coping with Chronic Illness is Hard

13 Reasons Why Coping with Chronic Illness is Hard

When you are sick with an illness like the flu, you recognize that you will get well within a short period of time. If you are diagnosed with a chronic illness, on the other hand, the reality is quite different. A chronic illness may never go away and the symptoms can make coping very difficult. Here are 13 reasons why coping with chronic illness is hard: A lot of the symptoms are invisible to others. Because of this many people…

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Mystery Blogger Award

Mystery Blogger Award

I am humbled to receive this nomination from Wendi at simplychronicallyill.com. I love how positive her blog is. She shares her story with chronic illness but she also shares money saving tips, Inspirational quotes and more! There is something for everyone! Please go take a look at her blog. Here are her questions for me: If you could cure one disease, what would it be and why? Most would expect it to be Migraine but I would actually choose cancer….

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The Reason I Had to Stop Driving

The Reason I Had to Stop Driving

Simply put, I love to drive and at one time I considered myself adventurous. Not bungee jumping or mountain climbing adventurous but if I wanted to go somewhere there wasn’t much that could stop me. I had no fear about going somewhere by myself and was ready for a road trip any time. To me, driving equals freedom. The freedom to go to the store when I want, make appointments without feeling like a bother…the freedom to go places. Things are…

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Strange Migraine “CURE” Suggestions

Strange Migraine “CURE” Suggestions

If you struggle with migraine then you know that everyone likes to bombard you with treatment ideas. Most of them are pretty basic and are not the migraine cure but offer no consequences either. Like “drink more water”…I hear this one a lot! The internet is a great resource for all kinds of migraine “cures”. And then there are those “cures” that go above and beyond your BS meter. A few of these deserve some recognition as the strangest of…

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Book Review: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

Book Review: Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate

In an effort to try and mix things up a little, I have decided to post a book review as my first post of every month. I am an avid listener of books. My Hemiplegic Migraines sometimes makes reading a chore and, on my bad days, it is nice to let the soothing voice of a narrator whisk you away. Because of this, i will be including my review of the narrator as well. Before We Were Yours By: Lisa…

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My Journey of Faith and Chronic Illness

My Journey of Faith and Chronic Illness

When my health started to deteriorate two years ago, I was active in the pursuit of finding God within my struggle. I prayed through the worst of my pain, I read my Bible daily and I used Worship music to help strengthen my faith.  My relationship to God saw me through the days when my life was being shattered. As the journey of sickness continued, I lost my ability to be active within my church. I could no longer sing…

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