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The Burden of Lupus #BellLetsTalk

Funny thing, mental illness, when dealing with a chronic disease: It’s not very fucking funny at all. Like, ever. In fact, as we arrive at yet another year of fundraising for yet another chronic issue, mental health, there’s a plethora of feedback on my Facebook and social media feeds regarding whether or not “One day isn’t going to make a difference.” It does. It always will. Because, I would like to highlight, Lupus (in my world) has a Walk. That’s “One Day.” Cancer has marathons and pink boobies races/walks. That’s “One Day.” MS has bike rides. Prostate cancer has motorcycle…

Coffee, Cosmos & Cavies on #WorldLupusDay

It’s been real, ya’ll. Trying to manage All The Things in the midst of a STOOPID crazy flare (fibro *and* lupus). And, by “stoopid”…I mean bat-shit crazy levels of “oh my gods I want to run head first into a fucking wall…”  Then, one of my guinea pigs passed away. Y’know when you’ve been bottling shit up for eons, but don’t really know you’ve been bottling shit up, even though you probably sorta-kinda also should know you’ve been bottling shit up and then that ONE thing happens and…SPLOOSH…floodgates open down to the very fibre of your essence? That happened. Legit.…

It wasn’t time to sail…

I didn’t know how to re-start writing again. I tried, then, I stopped. Then, I tried, then, I deleted. THEN, I was like, “Omfg just fucking WRITE! Something, anything…anything at all.” I always seem to pop on to write when things are really snafu’d and weebly-wobbly, timey-wimey levels of bat-shit crazy, or just plain shitty. Like, spring cleaning of a yard of dog-shit, levels of shitty. Now is that time. Just fair warning. But first!! Let’s start with how this little cyclical  writing is gonna throw down: Lupus Fibro Attempted Murder A boat “Wait, what?!” The problem with wrapping oneself…

A Canadian Journey Through Medical Marijuana, Part 1

On March 28th I received my prescription for medical marijuana. I want to document my journey through this process for several reasons, mostly personal, so my automatic **disclaimer** is that this is what’s going on in MY batshit crazy, made-for-tv-movie kind’o’life. I also want to endeavour to share current events regarding the legalization of marijuana use in Canada, as, to date, storefront sellers are illegal, and there are various laws still in effect criminalizing its use and sale. “Canada is Going to Legalize Marijuana in 2018″ This is for recreational use. Medical use is currently governed by Health Canada who approves the…

Shove(l) it, Mother Nature

Yet another dumping of snow on the nation’s capital Tuesday over-evening-into-the-wee-hours. Yet another time to shovel and…dare I say it…brush off the car. I don’t mind shoveling when the snow is that light, icing-sugar type, like it was. What I mind more, right now, is brushing off the car. I can’t explain it, but while there are ergonomic shovels (which I don’t have)…I’ve yet to find an ergonomic car brush. And, I’m certainly paying for it. My thenar eminence muscles in both hands are spazzy worse than ever. It’s the way you have to grip the brush AND co-ordinate your Go, Go…

Product Review: ActiPatch®

How many of you have back pain? Betting dollars to donuts there are oodles of you who, just like me, endure chronic pain. Having Fibromyalgia, I am no newbie at the aching. I was sent the ActiPatch® Back Pain Relief to review for my readers and followers and… friends…you are going to want to read it.   I’m no stranger to back pain. I’ve had disc ruptures. I’ve scar tissue from being kicked in the back by a horse when I was 20 years old. I have Fibromyalgia. I endure prolonged periods of sciatica. I have degenerative disc disease (as do…