Health & ME/CFS, Migraines

The Song In My Bones (Dealing With Pain)

There is a Wisdom, Buried deep in my bones, A Gift, Passed down to me, From Ancestors of Old. Today we call it a curse, And fight and rail, We give it names, Arthritis and Migraine, And call the wild Wisdom, By another name: Pain. But, is it, really, Just the song my bones knows?… Continue reading The Song In My Bones (Dealing With Pain)

Furry Family, Health & ME/CFS, This Crazy Life

15 Years: Time, Memory, Remembering, Forgetting, and Stupidity

It's funny, what I forget, even now, after so long being sick. Sometimes, in my mind, I am still strong & healthy, as if time simply stopped passing when I became ill. Sometimes, it really feels that way, as if time did stop, and there is only The Before Times and a giant blur that… Continue reading 15 Years: Time, Memory, Remembering, Forgetting, and Stupidity

Health & ME/CFS, This Crazy Life

I Will NOT Go Quietly Into The Dark

In my last post, I said I wanted the fire, the passion, back in my life. Over the last few weeks, I've done a lot of deep thinking and reflecting, while struggling every day just to keep my ship from sinking. Well, I've come to some harsh realizations and conclusions, and I'm feeling pretty damn… Continue reading I Will NOT Go Quietly Into The Dark

Health & ME/CFS, This Crazy Life

Walking Through The Fire (Quitting Opioids)

Frank Talk On Pain and Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions Part 3: My Personal Journey Part 4: Stormy Seas and Taking On Water (Quitting Opioids) Part 5: Walking Through The Fire (Quitting Opioids) (you… Continue reading Walking Through The Fire (Quitting Opioids)

Health & ME/CFS

Quitting Opioids: Stormy Seas and Taking On Water

It's been stormy sailing... Image Credit: Pirate In The Storm by Peter Concept Frank Talk On Pain and Pain Meds: Introduction – Jumping Off Into The Vast Unknown Part 1: Pain, Pain Meds, Opioids, Addiction and Dependance Part 2: Pain Management Myths and Misconceptions Part 3: My Personal Journey Part 4: Stormy Seas and Taking… Continue reading Quitting Opioids: Stormy Seas and Taking On Water

Health & ME/CFS

2 Hours With ME, and Dysautonomia: May 12th, International ME/CFS Awareness Day

I called Rhiannon, a touch of panic in my tone of voice. I have screwed up. She made me a power smoothie before she left for shopping, and I drank it too fast. "I didn't even drink the whole thing, only half!" I explained. Now, the icy drink sits in my stomach, and its chill… Continue reading 2 Hours With ME, and Dysautonomia: May 12th, International ME/CFS Awareness Day