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Tornado Warnings – Why you MUST Take Them Seriously, and How to Prepare for Them

Tornado Warnings – Why you MUST Take Them Seriously, and How to Prepare for Them

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Having lived through 2 tornados as of yesterday, and losing 2/3rds of the roof on one house, and everything in the back yard during another tornado, I’ve learned to take the warnings seriously. People laugh at me, but I literally watched as the tornado touched down, and made its way straight to my house, hurling our sheds, trampoline, and our huge Costco play structure through the air, over the fence into the neighbor’s yard in…

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Work Out With Me Wednesday #1

Work Out With Me Wednesday #1

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I’m delighted to get started on Work Out With Me Wednesdays! Please always check with your doctor before starting any exercise, and find out whether it’s safe to work out, as well as identify any limitations you may have. I’ve designed this to be for those who are suffering from Chronic Illness and Chronic Pain, so we are starting out very slowly. This is not meant to replace hands-on personal training by a certified trainer, however, I…

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A Letter to my Family & Friends About my Chronic Pain

A Letter to my Family & Friends About my Chronic Pain

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I have to thank Lifeinslowmotion for this writing promt, which was only meant to be personal journalling, but that I just needed to share here. Hopefully, it will help others with Chronic Pain to communicate their struggles to family members & friends. To my dear loved ones; You may have heard snippets about some of the medical issues I have, or you may have heard me complaining about various ailments that don’t seem typical of…

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How to ACTUALLY Get Rid of Toenail Fungus!

How to ACTUALLY Get Rid of Toenail Fungus!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Yeah. I know. EWWWW. I mean, really – EWWWWW. Right? But, it does happen. Some people get infections from unsanitary nail salons who don’t sterilize their tools or foot baths; some happen as a result of a case of athlete’s foot gone rogue. Some folks are more susceptible to nail fungus because of diabetes and other immunosuppressing disorders. There are a plethora of videos on YouTube suggesting remedies, some of which may work, and some…

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Form Letter to the Health Minister re: Epinephrine Injectors in Canada

Form Letter to the Health Minister re: Epinephrine Injectors in Canada

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Below, please find a form letter that can be sent to the Health Minister, Ginnette Petitpas Taylor, to address the ongoing shortages of Epipens in Canada, and to ask for a permanent solution that offers alternate Epinephrine auto injectors to Canadians. Change can only happen if everyone makes some noise about this issue, and it’s high time that Pfizer, King, and CEO Heather Bresch get put in their place. I urge you to take just…

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Response from Service Ontario re: Epipens and a CALL TO ACTION!

Response from Service Ontario re: Epipens and a CALL TO ACTION!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin As many of you are already aware, there has been a long-term shortage of Epipens because of the manufacturing shortfall at King, which is a subsidiary of Pfizer. Nobody has answered the question of how such a long-term shortage has come about, and nobody knows when they will be readily available again to Canadians. In the United States, there are alternative auto-injectors that have been approved by the FDA in response to the outcry at…

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Fibromyalgia and You – Why Doctors Don’t Take New Pains Seriously

Fibromyalgia and You – Why Doctors Don’t Take New Pains Seriously

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Fibromyalgia is poorly understood by the doctors, much less the average layperson. Because chronic pain with no identifiable cause is one of the symptoms of this disorder, it makes it especially difficult for patients, and, if we’re being fair, doctors, to suss out the difference between Fibromyalgia pain and pain with another origin. This can be a very dangerous situation, and causes confusion when it comes to figuring out when it’s important to seek help…

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Fibromyalgia and Brain Fog

Fibromyalgia and Brain Fog

Follow my blog with Bloglovin After all the posts this month getting into the nitty-gritty details of Fibromyalgia, I thought I would get a little more personal this time, and share my experiences today with a flare-up and some really horrible brain fog. If you don’t have FM, but are trying to understand what a loved one or friend with the disorder is really going through, here is what a day in the life of an FM patient may look…

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Fibromyalgia: Pain Management, Medications, and their Effectiveness

Fibromyalgia: Pain Management, Medications, and their Effectiveness

Follow my blog with Bloglovin If you have Fibromyalgia, you’ve probably tried a lot of different treatments and medications that are supposed to help, and you’ve probably found that they either didn’t work or stopped working over a period of time. The truth of the matter is that most medications used for Fibromyalgia don’t work for some people at all, and for others, your brain gets ‘used to’ the medication, and makes adjustments in its pain receptors and serotonin center….

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Fibromyalgia: How to Build a Basic Exercise Program to Help Battle Symptoms

Fibromyalgia: How to Build a Basic Exercise Program to Help Battle Symptoms

Follow my blog with Bloglovin It has long been known that exercise is a great way to tone down the frequency and severity of symptoms for patients with Fibromyalgia. It is not understood why, by one reason may be that exercise can increase serotonin production/release in an area of the brain, where Fibromyalgia is now known to originate. Here’s a very basic range of exercises to help you on your way. Choose those exercises that you feel you’re capable of,…

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