Upon receiving a diagnosis of Rheumatoid Arthritis, I got a crash course in medication management as my body either rejected or didn’t respond to multiple pharmaceuticals. From steroids, pain medications, and chemotherapeutic doses of drugs used to treat cancer, to pills that made me lose control of my bowels, weekly injections into my abdomen, and the anti-malarial medicine, Hydroxychloroquine, we hear about nearly every day now.[Read more…] about “What Could It Hurt?” he asks, Obviously Unaware of the Damage to Our Hearts and Souls Both False Hope and Hydroxychloroquine Can Cause
My mind was spinning with content I wanted to get written, yet I’d been staring at my computer for more than an hour. I couldn’t figure out what to type next no matter how hard I tried to push the words onto the screen.Continue Reading
When you’re finally able to get away from it all and have a vacation, the last thing you want is to have your partner regret traveling with a chronically ill spouse. Cruises are meant to be relaxing and enjoyable, which is why communication with your spouse or travel companion is vital, before and during your cruise.[Read more…] about 5 Tips for Cruising with a Chronically Ill Spouse
Receiving a diagnosis of a chronic, incurable disease can be both a relief and a nightmare, depending on how long you’ve been living with unexplained symptoms.Continue Reading
There is a big difference between embracing life and merely going through the motions. One month after my first book came out, I could no longer hide what was happening to my body.Continue Reading
Long before my six-time award-winning book, Smiling on the Outside: Secrets, Sex, Shame and the Search for Self-Love came out in June 2017, I was using #MeToo, talking about Me, too! Moments and sharing my Me, too! Moments Manifesto.[Read more…] about Me, too – Now what?