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September 2, 2014 Sharing the Pledge #USPainPAM

Take the US Pain Foundation Pain Awareness Pledge and recognize that there are many who live with some sort of chronic pain on a daily basis.   103 more words

Ultimate Weight Loss Plan, discover Crohn's in yourself and drop 13lb!!!

In July, I weighed just under 55kg. This is quite a lot for me, as I’ve always averaged between 56-58 kilos since my mid-teens. It was a great improvement from my surgery, which at my lowest I dropped to 50.5 kilos. 433 more words

Living With Crohn's Disease.

5 ways to help a sick friend or loved one

1. Soothe
If a friend or loved one has endometriosis, or any chronic illness, they can use something soothing. Tea is great, especially mint teas. My boyfriend got me this cute mug, I think from TJ Maxx, it helps bring some humor into rough days. 277 more words

New Video on M.E. (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) Research by Prof. Jason of DePaul University

Tom Kindlon, based in Ireland, has been providing updates on various aspects of the study of M.E. (myalgic encephalomyelitis).  I follow him on Twitter. 205 more words

Health Issues

My beloved parents...

His now withered hand hardly moved
and yet I still knew what he meant
but it hurt me so to see my Dad
once a man so powerfully strong… 107 more words


Learning To Ask For Help

It has been a rough week and a half here at Centering Down.  I have been slowly recovering from a whiplash injury.   The pain and weakness in my neck has been pretty debilitating. 226 more words

Is sharing caring? Or not worth the hassle?

I’m never sure if I should share my diagnosis with people, I have obviously told family and close friends. Work now know as I’m going back from maternity leave soon, but how much do people share? 335 more words