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Blessings

My mother’s feet scream with the agony
of her miserable condition,
underlying the disease that eats at her.
My feet, uncallused paddles,
slightly bent and fallen, 223 more words

Healing

Life is messy

I watched the most wonderful drama on TV last night.  It was the true story of Lisa Lynch, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 28.  821 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Weekly roundup

I’m not quite sure where this week has gone – it’s zipped by like a gnat on skates and I don’t seem to have achieved much.  619 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Weekly roundup

This week seems to’ve been a tough cookie.  My mast cells are still having a field day, my butt is covered in itchy hives, I feel nauseous every second of every day, I’m not sleeping well and I’m having reactions to just about everything I put in my mouth.  540 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder

Spiral

It’s been some time since I updated ye faithful readers as to what is going on with me medically.

Some of you may know that I’ve spent more time in Johns Hopkins than I have in my own home since August 2014. 381 more words

Medical

All The Little Pieces

You, old man –
silent onlooker,
career behind you,
motivation stymied
senility lurking –
You are a part of me.

You, grandmother –
chronic caregiver, 146 more words

Healing

If wishes were fishes

A friend of mine posted a link on my Facebook page to this blog post written by a Lyme disease sufferer.  It’s called ‘How to deal with the fact that everyone else gets to have a life’ and outlines wonderfully the pain of living an ill and isolated life while healthy people just go about their business, leaving you behind.  915 more words

Mast Cell Activation Disorder