Category Archives: Pain

Finding Joy While Living with a Chronic Condition

For those of us suffering with a chronic medical condition or illness, the following post from The Mighty is a must read. The post discusses the challenges of living a ‘normal’ life when sick or in pain and trying to … Continue reading

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Turning back time

“It has been said, ‘time heals all wounds.’ I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.” ~Rose Kennedy The lingering … Continue reading

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What the HECK is GP?

I began writing My Unplanned Life with the quote “Life is what’s happening when you are busy making other plans.” For my life, there is probably no other quote more appropriate. While I was celebrating losing 100 pounds through diet … Continue reading

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My Seventh Anniversary…with Gratitude

Seven years ago today Dr. Liar changed the course of my life in a matter of seconds when he hit my spinal cord during what should have been a routine surgery to repair a herniated disc. And while I have … Continue reading

Posted in Being Thankful, Dolphin Tale, Don't Give Up, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff, Dr. Liar, Faith, Forgiveness, God, Gratitude, Happiness, Hurt but not Broken, Living with no Regrets, Pain, Richard Carlson, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

‘I Know We’re Gonna Make It!’

A very dear friend sent me a beautiful song on You Tube following my Gloom, Despair and Misery post a few weeks ago. I thought it was the kindest gesture since I needed to hear this particular song. She is … Continue reading

Posted in Being Thankful, Don't Give Up, Dr. Liar, Faith, Finding the joy, God, Happiness, Hurt but not Broken, Pain, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Injury Cure | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Living with Love Every Day

I have mentioned before about how ‘us’ bloggers connect. The writer of ‘fixing jason’ is a very special individual who blogs about her husband’s spinal cord tumor. She is a caretaker, much like my husband is for me — watching … Continue reading

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Gloom, Despair and Agony

I believe there are two types of people in the world. There are good luck people and bad luck people. Good luck people walk around with an aura of bright colors surrounding them and a spring in their step. Visual … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Disability, Dr. Liar, Employer and disability, Faith, Finding the joy, Pain, Pain Management, physical therapy, Self Discovery, Social Security Disability, Spinal Cord Injury, Surgery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments

The Telephone Call

It’s all a bit overwhelming I must admit Being the one who is always sick The big decisions in my life Are when or if to go under the knife   I smile, joke, not let others know I keep … Continue reading

Posted in Depression, Disability, Disappointment, Don't Give Up, Dr. Liar, Finding the joy, Happiness, Joy, Medical Malpractice, Pain, Pain Management, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury, Surgery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

The Men in My Life…Searching for Spinal Cord Injury Cure

I have a new man in my life. To be honest I haven’t met him, but I am following every move he makes. His name is Dr. Wise Young and he is a neuroscientist at Rutgers University in New Jersey. You … Continue reading

Posted in Christopher Reeve, Disability, Dr. Liar, Dr. Wise Young, Pain, Pain Management, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Cord Injury Cure, Spinal Cord Stimulator | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Putting Romance Into Perspective

On Valentine’s Day my husband and I celebrated our ninth wedding anniversary. We were unable to celebrate in the usual fashion since once again I am on a new medication and having some difficulties with the side effects. That evening … Continue reading

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