Pleasant Living Through Chronic Illness

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Month: July 2017 (page 1 of 2)

A Sense of Humor During Chronic Illness

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I want to announce to everybody that my first guest post, the Importance of Keeping a Sense of Humor, has been posted on Julie Ryan’s lovely blog Counting My Spoons.

Go ahead and check it out, and while you’re there, check out Julie’s blog. She has a lot of wonderful ideas, and I believe that you can learn a lot from here.

Without further ado, here’s the link:

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Chronic Illness Makes You Broke Part 2

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Chronic Illness Makes You Broke Part 2

If you haven’t already read part one, I suggest you read it. We cover material in there that is needful to understanding part two.

So by now you see that expenses can easily add up (I’m assuming that you’ve read part one). And that’s not everything that may need to be spent. Often times you don’t get your needs met. Continue reading


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Chronic Illness Makes You Broke Part One

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Chronic Illness Makes You Broke Part One

 

There is a lot to say when it comes to the world. But when it comes to the world, I think that there’s one thing that everyone can agree on: most everything is money driven. Continue reading


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What To Do When You’re Ill

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What to Do When You’re Ill

 

Hobbies are a gift to us.

They help to lighten our mood.

Hobbies help us learn talents,

And talents help us grow. Continue reading


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Why Hobbies Are Important With Chronic Illness

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Why Hobbies Are Important With Chronic Illness

Life is difficult enough as it is when you’re chronically ill. So, you need something, like a hobby, to uplift it. You need something to bring you joy.

I’ve got a bit of history for you folks. I come partly from pioneer descent from those who crossed the plains due to persecution wherever they lived. Life was difficult for them. But what’s interesting, is that even though things were difficult, they found time to dance.

You may ask, what’s the point of dancing when you’ve already traveled a long way? Well, it’s to keep the moral and spirits up of the people. Continue reading


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Preparing a Lovely Sourdough Starter For Baking

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Preparing Sourdough for Baking

 

Sourdough, or wild yeast, is an ancient fermented food that can be used to make bread, muffins, really anything. I’ve even used it to make pancakes before. I’ve made cake with it even. When you use sourdough, it takes longer for the bread to rise than using commercial yeast. And if you want a faster rise, you should use a lot more. Continue reading


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You Have Every Right To Be Sad

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Sadness

 

When you’re going through so much pain,

When you’re going through so much grief,

When everyone is saying you’re making it up,

You have every right to be sad. Continue reading


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It’s Okay To Be Sad

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It’s Okay to Be Sad

We all go through difficult times in life. We experience positive emotions of happiness, joy, and negative emotions of sadness, grief, and loss. But for some reason, sometimes we experience times of intense trial.

I don’t know why, but for some reason it seems like there are those people who go through worse than others. But then again, none of us can judge, because we’re not that person. Continue reading


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Doctors and Health

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Doctors and Health

 

They say that not all treatments are created equal.

Not all doctors are created equal.

Some listen, others don’t.

Some have more knowledge, others don’t.

Some have good bedside manners. Continue reading


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When Doctors Don’t Listen

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When Your Doctor Doesn’t Listen

The life of a chronically ill patient is full of a lot of frustrations. We go from doctor to doctor, it seems, and there seems to be a never-ending list of appointments. But, no fear! Continue reading


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