During the past decade I’ve tried dozens of traditional and alternative treatments for rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia. I’ve appreciated pain complexity and adjusted remedies to fit, backed off harsh medications or added steroids, adjusted my diet almost daily along with activity levels (completing a project may take 5X as long as it used to). Consistency vanished along with my life outside disease management until I joined an online support group, but not JUST any online support group. This group is fiercely devoted to humor (you may get ousted for complaining), support served on the side (in heaping portions, if needed). … Continue reading My Online Friends = Good Medicine
Scrolling through my mind this week were women who have inspired me, paved the way for me, or just made me a better person by being themselves unapologetically, or sometimes apologetically. The writers, artists, and humanitarians. The scientists, teachers, and … Continue reading Women I Know
“Don’t cry. Stop crying,” she commanded, as I trapped my sobs and focused on her words. “Don’t cry. You have one heart, one body, one life. YOU have to fight for it. Stop crying.” The Infectious Disease Doctor seemed exasperated … Continue reading Not Today, Death
*Warning: If discussions about menstruation and lady parts make you queasy, this post is not for you. Since perimenopause set in eight years ago, I developed penis envy, not so much because I’d like one, but simply to eradicate several unpredictable … Continue reading Endometrial Ablation, An End to the Bloodbath
Throughout the world cheese is the most popular food item to shoplift, but in the states steak rules the hearts and minds of one in eleven who walk out of a store without paying for an item. To deal with that pesky conscience, Jameson whiskey comes in second as the most stolen item this holiday season. I know, I know. Everything gets blamed on the Irish, but keep in mind that there are a ton of wannabes in the U.S. that think drinking Jameson makes them Irish. That is simply how Jameson operates. Daniall Ashley, a Florida man caught this week while attempting … Continue reading Deck the jail cell with filet and whiskey
The majority of the 99% watched from our couches and computer desks as the Occupy Everywhere protesters had a very busy and contentious week. About 50% of the 99% do not agree with or simply do not understand what the Occupy Wall Street movement is all about. Although we live in an age of information overload, I believe that much of what we are fed is bullshit. If I care about something I have to go to several sources to collect different views and then do background searches on the veracity of stated “facts”. This is how I know that they feed … Continue reading Occupy Wall Street “News”
And ad for Dakota Fanning’s Oh Lola! perfume has been banned in the U.K. by the Advertising Standards Authority because they say it sexualizes a child. The ASA stated that the following helped form their ruling, “We considered that the length of her dress, her leg and position of the perfume bottle drew attention to her sexuality.” While I would not sport her ultra-girly dress at my age, feminine lace dresses on younger women are a stylish trend created by several designers for the 2011 Fall and Winter collections. I see them in every fashion magazine I pick up, typically on … Continue reading Dakota Fanning is deemed provocative in the U.K.