Tag Archives: Living with 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

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

Negligent Neurosurgeons

Those of you who have been reading My Unplanned Life know how I feel about negligent doctors. You also know it has taken me a long time to accept my spinal cord injury and forgive the lying neurosurgeon who dramatically … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Liar, Spinal Cord Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

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

Posted in Depression, Disability, Dr. Liar, Pain, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury, Time Heals All Wounds | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Getting REAL about weight loss: how I lost 105 lbs

No matter where I go these days, people ask me how much weight I have lost. I am proud to say I have lost 105 pounds! Many immediately want to know if I had weight loss surgery or if I … Continue reading

Posted in Disability, Dr. Liar, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury, staying motivated while losing weight | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Am I Becoming Jaded?

I like to think of myself as fair-minded. I usually give others the benefit of the doubt. I try not to form opinions and make judgments. However, I am finding that harder to do and I don’t like the person … Continue reading

Posted in Disability, Don't Give Up, Faith, Self Discovery | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Unexplainable Life

I was having difficulty determining a topic for a post for My Unplanned Life until I viewed a photograph that took my breath away. In fact, I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with my latest medical diagnosis and the requirements … Continue reading

Posted in Being Thankful, Caretakers, Disability, Don't Give Up, Faith, God, Hydranencephaly, Self Discovery | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments

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

Posted in Disability, Dr. Liar, Holistic, Pain, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 23 Comments

My Christmas List

On this beautiful night on the eve of Christmas Eve, I am at home enjoying our lovely decorated house and listening to Christmas music. What is it about Christmas music? I find it very magical and only adds to the … Continue reading

Posted in Betrayal, Christmas list, Depression, Disappointment, Dr. Liar, Faith, Finding the joy, Forgiveness, God, Happiness, Spinal Cord Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

To Chonda, with thanks!

I have written many times about where I get my inspiration…music, books, quotes, people, messages; however, my most recent uplifting and encouraging message came from the beautiful Christian Comedian Chonda Pierce on a Friday evening in a lovely church in … Continue reading

Posted in Being Thankful, Depression, Disappointment, Don't Give Up, Dr. Liar, Faith, Finding the joy, God, Gratitude, Spinal Cord Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments

Forgiveness

My dear friend from college recently asked me to participate in her upcoming Bible Study. The topic…Forgiveness. When I read the message I had to scrape myself off the floor from the shock. Me, discuss forgiveness in a Bible Study … Continue reading

Posted in Dr. Liar, Forgiveness, God, Hurt but not Broken, physical therapy, Self Discovery, Spinal Cord Injury | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 8 Comments