Be careful of black ice – it’s icy

This morning started off as a great day. I felt good when I got up again at 7:49 am on the dot. My inner alarm clock is dead set on me getting up at this time. Got off to the church okay for my bi-weekly gig to play some music and see some family friends….

The reality of it all: advanced stages of osteoporosis

This afternoon I finally felt well enough to do some laundry and change the bedsheets. With my old bed, I just had a metal frame and even though my back hurt, I never had problems with the sheets. Somehow in the last year, the pain in my back has become so severe that I can…

Self-care – practicing what I preach

Today’s been a lousy day to quote my mother as she used to say. I slept the entire day. I’ve had a migraine pretty much non stop since early December. The insomnia has been bad and I guess I needed to sleep to catch up. I had several articles saved in draft for the week…

Fitness Goals 2021

Well, here we are with just a few days left of 2020. Looking back at previous fitness challenges I’ve set throughout the last year, I’m disappointed in the lack of progress I’ve made. Although some things changed – I’m more mindful of the foods I put into my body and how much I eat –…

Thursday mood: wallowing in self pity, care to join me?

It’s Thursday. The last few days have flown by. I’ve had nothing but phone calls, emails to send, letters to write – and not even for good stuff. When you have chronic medical conditions, this has a huge impact on your overall quality of life. A lot of time is spent writing medical reports, sending…

Living Well: how to cope with chronic insomnia

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that I suffer from a few chronic conditions – one of those conditions is chronic insomnia. Insomnia is something I’ve lived with for more than thirty years. There’s nothing worse than feeling tired and wanting to sleep – but not being able to sleep at all once…

Living Well: Living with chronic migraine and migraine care

Yesterday, I woke up with a brutal migraine – first bad migraine in several months. I wound up sleeping most of the day and am still feeling that post-migraine “hangover” – which feels like a hangover from drinking too much booze. Living with chronic migraines can be brutal – but what worked for me in…

Fitness: Exercises & recovery tips for bad knees or chronic pain (repost)

Exercise is imperative for those who suffer from ailments like arthritis. Like me. I’m a forty-something female with arthritis in the knees from repeated injuries due to hyper-mobility. Mobility at the best of times can be challenging. When you’re in pain, sometimes the last thing you want to think of is exercise. But trust me…