Monthly archives: April, 2012

A True Story of Living with Fibromyalgia

Before Fibromyalgia, Carol enjoyed working and was a true social butterfly. She loved to cook, host dinner parties, enjoyed long walks and hiking with her husband; active was an understatement. She was the typical work-a-holic who always had goals and met them in record pace. She worked her way up the ranks; always taking on …

How to Cope with the Fear and Anxiety of a Health Diagnosis

The news of a personal chronic illness diagnosis is often met with anxiety and fear.   A chronic illness has no cure and the thoughts surrounding declining health and mortality can cause heightened anxiety and fear.  Any disease or psychological condition that requires constant care can negatively affect the patient and those who care for a …

Kidney Disease, Cancer, You & Libre Clothing

In January of 2008 I learned of kidney disease, and inconsequently, dialysis for the first time. By February, I knew it all too well. My mom had been put into the hospital, and ultimately, put on dialysis because of sudden loss of kidney function for unknown reasons. It was scary and sad, and ultimately I …

Kidney Disease, Cancer, You & Libre Clothing

In January of 2008 I learned of kidney disease, and inconsequently, dialysis for the first time. By February, I knew it all too well. My mom had been put into the hospital, and ultimately, put on dialysis because of sudden loss of kidney function for unknown reasons. It was scary and sad, and ultimately I …

The Experience of Caregiving from the Heart!

The role of caregiving was bestowed upon me both instantly and gradually over the winter of 2007. Our beloved father’s shocking diagnosis of multiple myeloma blatantly hurled our family into organized chaos with a single phone call from his doctor one chilly December morning.  The following four months of our caregiving journey – only to …

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