The Finite Difference Between Acute and Chronic

Being Lydia!

I still remember the first thing said at my two-month pain clinic. This could be partly due to the fact I took it twice (due to my father’s passing); however, it is mostly because of the impact that it made on all of us.

“You are not here for us to help you get rid of your pain. If that was possible, you wouldn’t be here. We are here to help you manage that pain and have a better life in spite of it.”

Acute pain is what you get when you break a leg, have a headache or need your appendix removed. It is there to warn you of some danger or issue that needs to be looked after. When you put your hand on something hot you feel burning pain and usually remove it pretty quickly so you do not get severely burned. This is your brain receiving…

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Today’s Featured Blog…Scott’s Blog!!

Scott's Blog

baloons Picture from https://www.plovdivflowers.com/Plovdiv-Mylar_Balloons.html

My daughter and I celebrated our birthdays yesterday. I’m not big on celebrating my own but I was glad to celebrate hers. She turned 21.

Some of the decorations were mylar baloons filled with helium. I was in charge of their disposal. My first thought was to dispose of them into the dumpster. That is the correct and proper way to do it.

While I was thinking about how it might be difficult to keep them covered so they don’t fly out when I put them in the dumpster, this idea came in my head:

“Let them fly.”

As I watched them float up into the sky I felt a little guilty like I might be in trouble for littering but I also thought that it was the perfect end of my time with them. They floated away majestically and all I knew was they were free.

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Divine – Human Relationships – Kingdom Living (Sean Mungin Ministries)

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Growth in our understanding of God and our relationships with God results from our personal experiences. Therefore, to apply certain analogies to our approach to understanding our relationships with God is legitimate. How would God be able to

via Divine – Human Relationships – Kingdom Living (Sean Mungin Ministries)

This weeks MS symptoms

These aren’t new symptoms they come and go. I just wish I knew why. I guess I wish I knew why with a lot of MS related things. Spasticity has been bad this week. I woke up Monday morning, or I should say didn’t sleep well Sunday night from pain. I always describe the

Source: This weeks MS symptoms

My blog is starting to slide away into the ether.

Tessa Can Do It! Positivity is Catching!

At one point I was in a much better place and my blog was growing. I wrote many posts a day as well as a devotional every day. I wrote thankfulness posts, etc. There were numerous stories and poems on my other blog. I still have 2 and the addresses are at the bottom in my signature.

Now my blog is slowing dying. I have some regulars still and I appreciate you guys hanging around even though I find it difficult at times to follow many blogs. I still get new followers, but I feel as if I am letting them down as well. I have to change things if I want to save it. It is so easy to just give up and I don’t want to do that. I worked hard for these 2 blogs only to let them die.

I am sure I have turned people away…

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Today’s Featured Blog…Moji Speaks!!

Moji Speaks

Remember how my last post opined to ‘never say never’?

Lessons to learn here:

You won’t discover life’s awesomeness, the best, the good, bad or ugly if you sit pretty still in your comfort zone saying NEVER

  1. Don’t make it an habit to categorically make statements on events/affairs/issues/situations you have never experienced, no matter how much you think you can imagine what goes on in that particular instance
  2. I’m telling you categorically now for a fact, No 1 is a bad habit, don’t do it!
  3. Remember Ciara’s ‘So What’ song? Yes so what, you have heard all sorts about that person, food, issue, place, thing, etc, have you tried it out yet? But you believe what they say a 100% right? I’m not asking you to do anything dangerous or harmful here, just pleading with you to always ask questions, do your own research and experience what you can.

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What Finding Out My Dog Is Sick Has Taught Me

Being Lydia!

First of all, I apologize for not posting sooner. Life kind of got away from me. I have been down with a cold turned bronchitis and spending time with Violet. Also, this has been a very difficult and emotional piece to write.

Last Saturday we took Violet to the vet. She had a lump in her throat that seemed to be growing, was not eating and had other symptoms that concerned us.

We were quite worried on the half hour drive to the vet. Violet is 13 years old and has several health conditions. We know she won’t live forever, but we also want to make sure she isn’t suffering.

The appointment showed that all of her lymph nodes are swollen and sore. The vet alluded to the fact this is not good and may very well be cancer. He took some samples and on Monday called to say that…

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Today’s Featured Blog…It’s Good To Be Crazy Sometimes!

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I always find that after the weekends I exhausted. I love my son but he is like a minature whirlwind.

He does not stop from the time he wakes up to the time he goes to sleep. I am also fairly sure he talks in his sleep, so he probably doesn’t even stop then.

We made the decision (I say we, I mean my son) that he would like to dictate his own bedtime at the weekends. Myself and my partner decided that we would like evenings to ourselves.

We came to a compromise. He goes to bed at 8pm, however he can play with his lego till he wants to go to bed. First night he eventually fell asleep at 10pm, Saturday it was 9pm.

This also means I get a lie in at the weekends, well till about 7.30am. Sunday evening came and I readied myself for a…

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Abducted: He said he was our uncle (a true story)

Runaway Nuns and Leprechauns

When we were old enough to attend school, our parents sent us to what I can only describe as “the little schoolhouse on the hill”. Seriously, it was a big white building that sat on top of a hill. Thinking back, it truly looked like something from “Little House on the Prairie”. Lunch was the same thing every day… English peas, with an orange slice and a piece of cornbread. I can vividly recall the teacher constantly saying “Ro- Shellllll, don’t fork your bread”. As if spending your day in a hauntingly scary looking house wasn’t enough, we had to look at and listen to “Mrs. Congeniality” all day, too. Luckily, my brother and I were in the same classroom since she was the only teacher.

I’ve mentioned before that I followed my brother everywhere. One day, just before dismissal, the sky turned dark and a torrential rainstorm pummeled the…

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Should you fear the cleaners in your home?

Essential Living with Dakota

I’ve made it my mission to make people aware of the toxins surrounding us. What they choose to do with that information is entirely their choice! But – are you aware of the toxins lurking in your home?

What’s your favorite cleaner? Below is a list of the cleaners I used to keep on hand in my home. I’m a bit mortified at the information I found on the Environmental Working Group website.

Pine Sol – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2852-PineSolAllPurposeCleanerOriginal#.WbqWNsiGOM8

Murphy Oil Soap Original Formula- http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/349-MurphyOilSoapOriginalFormula#.WbqWcMiGOM8

Murphy Oil Soap All Purpose Cleaner – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/3328-MurphyOilSoapMurphyAllPurposeMultiSurfaceCleaner#.WbqWg8iGOM8

Clorox Bleach – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2576-CloroxBleachRegular#.WbqW2ciGOM8

Windex – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/1418-WindexAdvancedGlassMultiSurfaceCleaner#.WbqXFMiGOM8

Lysol Disinfectant Wipes – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/1216-LYSOLICDisinfectantWipes#.WbqXSMiGOM8

Comet Powder – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2228-CometDisinfectantCleanserPowderwithBleach#.WbqYBsiGOM8

Kaboom Toilet Cleaner – http://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/2285-KaboomFoamTasticToiletCleaner#.WbqYSsiGOM8

All of the above listed cleaners are linked to a health concern of some kind. Endocrine (hormone) disruptions, reproductive disruptions, respiratory disruptions, cancer, etc.

Most, if not all, of the above listed cleaners have poor ingredient disclosures. It…

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