Living Well: things you should not say to a chronically ill person

It’s Monday morning and I’m nursing another migraine hangover. It’s raining outside, so my condo is a nice and cool temperature. I actually had to close the balcony door this morning and take my new cushions inside. And like many other nights with insomnia, I was wide awake at 5:00 am. That was far too…

Living Well – Skin care for winter’s itch

Yes, you’re reading this right. It’s before 8 am and I’m up with my first cup of coffee for the day. Mostly because I’ve been up all night again. But I made the mistake of having a nap last night. Sometime during the night, I looked down at my feet and marveled at how dirty…

Daily Tracker – Monday Mood

It’s Monday night as I type this out but most of you will read it tomorrow morning. I’m trying to get back into scheduling posts but am having difficulties this week. I’ve lost count of how many hours I’ve slept. I’m using the blog to help track the symptoms and other things I experience while…

Wednesday Miracles

It’s Wednesday already. I think it is. The days all look the same now. It’s a bit of a gloomy day outside but it’s snowing which oddly enough makes everything seem brighter. And pretty. It’s like the snowflakes are taking their time falling to the ground. We haven’t had much snow this winter and the…

Insomnia aftermath: considering a self-lobotomy

Good morning dear readers. It’s 8:00 am on Tuesday morning and I’m wide awake. You might think that I’m turning a new leaf but not really. I haven’t been to bed yet. Actually that’s not true. I have been to bed. But once again, I tossed and turned for two hours before finally crawling out…

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…

Sleep? Who needs sleep?

Here were are again. I’m wide awake at nearly 5:00 am. I don’t get it. I really don’t. I did everything right yesterday. Or today? Is it still today? I’m confused. I’m not even tired. It’s like I got this sudden burst of energy. Maybe it’s creative energy. I’ve been pouring a lot of my…

Monday Mood – change is the one constant thing in life

It’s Monday again but the sun is shining and most of the snow has melted. I’m finally sitting down with my first cup of coffee for the day. It’s instant coffee. I am actually drinking instant coffee and like it. It’s a delicious cappuccino mix. It’s more calories than regular coffee but it’s a delicious…

Living Well: September is PCOS Awareness Month

It’s after ten at night on Monday and I’ve been sitting here most of the evening wondering what to write for my weekly health article when I saw an article trending on Twitter. I know. Twitter. It’s not my favorite place to pick up ideas from – but there it was. An article from Pop…

Living Well: Skin care and treatments for adult acne

For those of you who have followed my blog for a while, you know that I live with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome which is a disease that affects hormones. What also happens with PCOS, is living as an adult in my forties with acne. Sometimes I look like an overgrown teenager with skin problems. And I…