What's more painful than severe chronic pain? Health insurance companies. It's hard for me to say whether my current insurance company is especially cruel, or if it's that my treatment needs have escalated to a point that I am getting uncommon treatments, which require more hoop jumping. It's like a bad combo of their special... Continue Reading →

I wanted to post some advice to cancer survivors who are still working. Once you have had cancer or any serious illness, opt in for any and all extra insurance options that your work offers. If your job doesn’t offer short and long-term disability, look into changing companies. I know that might seem drastic, but...we... Continue Reading →

Nine years ago - to the day - I finished chemo treatments for stage 3 tongue cancer. I still had a week of radiation treatments left. It saved my life but also completely changed my path many times over. Grateful the treatments worked for me, but I struggle still with the trauma of that experience.... Continue Reading →

Who needs your support?

My mom posted this and I have to share because it’s relevant to everyone. Cancer effects everyone, whether directly or as a friend or family member of someone with cancer. After treatment of radiation and chemo, it takes years to feel somewhat normal. And some people never feel like their old self again. The side... Continue Reading →

No sleep till….

When you have chronic pain or illness, sleeping can be inconsistent and difficult. The occipital nerve pain in my head flared up last week and by Saturday night I was in terrible pain. I slept all day and night Sunday and Monday because the pain tires me out, but it wasn't restful sleep. I'm sort... Continue Reading →

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