Eliminating Hurry

Posted by on Sep 17, 2012 in Blog, Healthy Living & Chronic Pain | 4 comments

    We are a busy, hurried, got-to-have-it-yesterday kind of society. Fast food. Fast internet. Fast expressways. Instant photos. Instant potatoes. The list goes on and on. When visiting with some friends recently, one woman mentioned she was trying to incorporate a new spiritual discipline into her life: not hurrying. Honestly, I was too hurried thinking about how I was going to cleverly respond to her comment that what she said...

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Olympic Humor

Posted by on Jul 24, 2012 in Blog, Healthy Living & Chronic Pain | 2 comments

In the locker room and ready for the pool. Where can you find people with aching bodies having fun and laughing?  Warm water aerobics, that’s where! My pain doctor sent me to warm water therapy this year. It has been wonderful… the warm water soothes my body yet invigorates me as I exercise gravity-free. It’s also good for the soul. At 51-years of age, I’m “the baby” of the group. My fellow...

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Caring Bridge: Possibly the Most Valuable Site on the Web

Posted by on May 16, 2012 in Blog, Healthy Living & Chronic Pain | 3 comments

  In the waiting room for hours, I entertained myself by taking photos of whatever was nearby Your Challenge: In the next sentence you’ll read the name of a website, memorize the name and pray you never need it. “Caring Bridge” Our Story: It was a typical mid-April Saturday until the phone call.  After I hung up the phone, I called my husband who was at a meeting, told him leave and to meet me at the hospital....

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Too Sore to Soar

Posted by on Mar 27, 2012 in Blog, Healthy Living & Chronic Pain | 12 comments

As the rest of the congregation stood to sing, I stayed seated. God would just have to understand. After all, He didn’t suspend the Laws of Physics when that big ol’ truck rear ended me. And this morning – over a decade later – I was hurting. Bad. Too sore to stand. Too tired to use all that energy. I sat in my “oh-so-casual-pose.”  Really it’s “my-pain-is-getting-to-me” pose. If I sit...

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Preparing For A Colonoscopy (The True Valentine Experience)

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Blog, Healthy Living & Chronic Pain | 6 comments

Valentines’ Day: Candied hearts. Chocolate. Flowers. Dinner at a restaurant. *Yawn*  Though perhaps enjoyable, these things hardly prove enduring love. If you really want to prove your love for others have a colonoscopy! That is exactly how my dear husband and I celebrated  this year. It was time for my regularly scheduled colonoscopy. You might groan and roll your eyes, but me, I’m grateful! My father died of colon...

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Small Changes, Big Payoffs

Posted by on Feb 7, 2012 in Blog, Healthy Living & Chronic Pain | 6 comments

My Beloved Chair When my hubby and I married, I moved only a few large items into our little condo. A few of the items might have been negotiable, but not my recliner. After my auto accident my recliner was my refuge, my soft, safe place during years of horrible pain. It is still where I go when I hurt most. It matches nothing in our home,  but it is here to stay. For almost a year after the accident, the majority of my life...

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