Tag: strength

Dear Pain…

A sort of love letter to pain — my gratitude to learning strength, grace, and humility.

Real Talk: The Coron-Anxiety

Getting real around here to talk about mental health and coronavirus anxiety.

No Spring Chicken

I’m no spring chicken. The same arthritis that ate up my left hip that finally got replaced hasn’t stopped there… And touring is a lot of work. I’m impressed when I see people like Eric Clapton out there. Gee whiz, Eric, give me a… Continue Reading “No Spring Chicken”

An Open Letter To: ____ (The World Around Me)

I have talked a lot about this in the past. When you have chronic illnesses, the difference between visible and invisible illnesses becomes a large part of your interactions with the world around you. It’s a conundrum because you want people to understand what you’re going through, yet you also don’t want it to be the first thing people notice about you.

A Health Update: Off Meds

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a true health update here. However, while a great deal has happened, there are still no answers or conclusions to share with everyone. Maybe that’s why I’ve been avoiding writing about this–I still have so many unanswered questions. But for my own benefit of recording my health status accurately, and to catch us all up to at least where we stand today, it’s important that I share what I know thus far.

I Patient, You Patient, ePatient. 

I was introduced to the term “ePatient” by Stanford School of Medicine’s MedX program. Among many other things, they hold a yearly conference in September that brings together physicians, scientists, researchers, students, patients, and more. The conference is a leading showcase of technology and… Continue Reading “I Patient, You Patient, ePatient. “

Naysayers and Misunderstandings

Yikes! I apologize for my big gap in posts here; I’ve been caught up in working a lot lately and my little blog has fallen by the wayside in the past month. I vow to be much better moving forward! Anyway! You can have… Continue Reading “Naysayers and Misunderstandings”

When the Unexpected Lingers

Hello, hello! It’s been just a hot second, but I have been swamped with work and utterly exhausted any other moment. But here I am! Another reason I haven’t written a large amount lately is because I’ve been in pain. I’ve had about 8-10… Continue Reading “When the Unexpected Lingers”

Facing Your Chronic Fears

This is a topic I don’t talk about often. In fact, I’m not sure that I’ve talked about this with much of anyone. Living with more than one chronic illness is a roller coaster. It’s like hearing a tornado on the weather report and… Continue Reading “Facing Your Chronic Fears”

Trials Towards Strength

The past two months of my life have been such a wide range of emotions, while being some of the hardest times I’ve had in a very long time. While working to sustain the person and character I have worked a lifetime to build,… Continue Reading “Trials Towards Strength”

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