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Getting Closer to Myself · 3d ago

Product Review: Spoonie Essentials Box

** I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network.  Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own an...
Getting Closer to Myself · 1M ago

Are We All Just Paying To Die?

I wrote a post in September, Doctors Are Part Of the Problem, But They Can Also Be Part Of The Solution, about a terrible appointment I had with my (previous) primary care physician (PCP), i...
Getting Closer to Myself · 1M ago

2016: Year In Review

2016 began with my moving back home to Michigan.  It ended with dealing with the loss of my grandmother.  There was a fair amount that happened in between, some of which I haven’t even gotte...
Getting Closer to Myself · 2M ago

Failing As A Patient Advocate (And A Granddaughter)

I’ve been absent from my blog for awhile now.  It’s not because I haven’t had anything to say or write about, but more so because I wasn’t sure how to write about the things I was dealing wi...
Getting Closer to Myself · 4M ago

Product Review: Axon Optics Migraine Glasses

** I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network.  Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own an...
Getting Closer to Myself · 5M ago

Doctors Are Part Of The Problem, But They Can Also Be Part Of The Solution

“Are you a good witch or a bad witch? Who, me?  Why I’m not a witch at all.” There are good doctors and there are bad doctors.  I’m not a doctor – well not that kind, anyway – but recent ...
Getting Closer to Myself · 5M ago

Product Review: SunGrubbies Sun Protective Accessories*

If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know a lot about me, including the fact that I hate sunscreen.  Yes, I have lupus.  Yes, I have fair skin.  And yes, I hate sunscreen.  ...
Getting Closer to Myself · 6M ago

Body Shaming and Chronic Illness

One of the first things I heard when I started this illness journey was that my body was attacking itself.  And that rather than fighting off foreign invaders, my body was mistaking my own o...
Getting Closer to Myself · 6M ago

That Time I Got Manhandled By A Phlebotomist

The scene of the crime... Having dealt with chronic illness for over eight years, you would think by now that I wouldn’t get phased by blood draws.  But I recently had a particularly ba...
Getting Closer to Myself · 6M ago

Self Care = Must Care

I have never been the poster child for self-care.  I say “yes” to too many things, I don’t say “no” often enough, and I must confess, I haven’t been to a rheumatologist since before I moved ...