Tag Archives: Chronic Illness

As my Uncle Georg would say, …

When he found himself in a conversation lull, he would simply throw out a “So-o-o-o-o...” (with a melodic lilt) to get things going again. I have been a little busy in the last month......

Celebrate International Women’s Day today

  Today is about honoring the amazing things women bring to the table of change.    

Blog Carnival at Partnership for Palliative Care: Why is sharing our health experiences necessary?

In the late 90’s, I began my graduate program at the same time I received my diagnosis of lupus nephritis. As both of these events collided, I discovered how my life and my health experience wer......

There once was a woman who made a collage…

I was SO eager to get my old, beat up x-country skis on this year and tour the neighborhood this snowy weekend, but I chose to wait Thursday AND Friday for a phone call with my latest test resul......

Five-Minute Check In: T-Day

  The holidays are quickly approaching and I’m getting my “To-Do” list started. I anticipate the sheer size and level of expectations will, once again overwhelm me. Beginning with my meal ......

Do you want the long or short version?

Life has a funny way of keeping us humble…or at least well-versed in apologizing for dropping the ball yet again.   I knew that my September was going to go from relaxing after a full summ......

Finish Line

Ouch. Last summer, I nearly killed myself trying to keep my pond and goldfish alive. While enjoying a visit from gal pals for a Wine Tour in October, I realized just how much I had put my body t......

Home Again

Ah, finished. Last summer, something was very wrong with my pond and I lost ten prized-size fish. I purged the pond all summer long last year. Then I housed the survivors in the garage in a kidd......

Losing my bzzzzy-ness

I thought for sure that when the temperature would drop a little, I would become amazingly industrious. In actuality, I became lazier. Why?   For starters, I am exhausted from the one-after-the......

One small step for me, one giant step for my girls

I am in the process of setting free my youngest to college this fall. Although I will still have my mom living with me, I am beginning to feel a sense of unease. The thing about my relationships......