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Have a good night sleep

Having a good night sleep is much more important than one thinks. Having a disturbed sleep has consequences on physical, mental and cognitive health. What is the consequences of not having a good night sleep? Chronic insomnia is potentially a disease that puts you at greater risk of developing physical, mental and cognitive illnesses. The... Continue Reading →

I took a nap

I am still on progressive return to work after taking a disability leave for a month or so. I am now working 4 days a week. On my day off, I took a nap in the afternoon. I was so exhausted both physically and mentally. I needed to sleep. I put on my breathing mask,... Continue Reading →

Working with Chronic Illness

I  work in a 9-5 or office environment. Working full time can take a lot out of you and that's regardless of your health status. Many of us who have chronic illnesses are still working full time, whether we can afford to or not. I used to be an overachiever. I used to take pride... Continue Reading →

Sleep Apnea

I started snoring 4 years ago. At first, it was a very soft, barely audible snore. As time past, the snoring got worst. By spring this year, I was snoring so loud, it was keeping everyone in the house awake. My general doctor sent me for a sleep apnea test. The first step was to... Continue Reading →

What you don’t see

There is no true way to ever be fully prepared for hard times. Finding out that you have a chronic illness and that there is no cure is enough to send anyone into hard times. I didn’t realize these hard times would shake me up and change who I was and the way I saw... Continue Reading →

I’m fatigued not tired

I'm fatigued not tired. There is a difference. When you are tired, you can get sleep and feel better. Fatigue is still there when you wake up. Fatigue is when you wake up more tired than when you went to sleep. It stays with you all day. It's lack of energy, a feeling of mental,... Continue Reading →

Migraines is more than having a headache

Migraines is more than having a headache. A migraine is characterized by headaches that can be very intense and last from four hours to several days. Headaches are often accompanied by nausea, dizziness, visual disturbances and hypersensitivity to noise or light. During a migraine your head throbs, and you may feel sick to your stomach... Continue Reading →

Dealing with a judgmental pharmacist

Last year I was diagnosed with Graves Disease, Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid Cancer. My doctors also suspect I have another auto-immune illness that they have yet to identify. Since then there has a lot of prescriptions changes and adjustment and I'm still getting tested every month and my prescriptions are revised every time. I was shocked... Continue Reading →

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