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Living Differently ?>

Living Differently

Honestly I don’t feel comfortable writing from the perspective of a person with a chronic illness because I am trying to keep my focus on not having an illness at all. I know to some that might sound crazy and it is not an easy thing to do. In fact, it is probably the greatest challenge I have been presented with in my life. At this point, 4 years into having this condition, I feel like I have not been…

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Me First ?>

Me First

I know for us helper people the concept of me first is an unknown experience. In fact we almost equal it to the greatest sin, the absolute wrong way to be. Well, I’m hear to tell you we have it all wrong and if we don’t fix or change this belief or perception then it could become too late. Too late to repair the damage that we have done to ourselves by living under this umbrella of disbelief.   I think…

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Acceptance vs Resistance ?>

Acceptance vs Resistance

I have really begin to have a better understanding of learning to accept where I am in life, this can be especially difficult when you are in pain all the time. I am thankful that my pain decreased over the last almost 4 years of being in pain and sometimes now after lying down for a couple hours I can reach a state of almost no pain, yay! So that’s an improvement over constant pain. I still can’t stay upright…

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Disappointment and Change ?>

Disappointment and Change

On June 23, I had a digital subtraction myelogram, at Toronto Western with Dr. Farb. What an awesome man he is. He is really trying to help people with Cerebrospinal fluid leaks, but imaging just doesn’t show it, as in my case. He talked about hopeful new advances in CSF imaging. He was truly great and understands the struggle of not finding it, because he has seen so many of us that don’t show in pictures. I have to explore…

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