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    Autoimmune Disease

    Approximately 50 million Americans, 20% of the population or one in five people, suffer from autoimmune diseases. Some estimates say that 75% of those affected–some 30 million people–are women. I am one of them.

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Meet Jamie

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This set Jamie on the trek of her life ; Jamie’s Journey toward Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Health with Vasculitis.

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Many things inspire me to be better than I am now. Contact me with any great suggestions. I am willing to listen.

Living Well with Chronic Illness

Learning to live positively, healthfully and lovingly. We are all worth fighting for!

  • When I was in high school I remember going to the gym with my older sister and her boyfriend. Her boyfriend was a body builder. The vision I have of him working out is lifting these metal barbells with weights on them that weighed a ton, him bending down lifting them to his middle and […]

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  •     Since starting my living with Chronic Illness Journey in 2008 I have been doing a lot of different types of reading and researching about how to live well. Living well is one of my major goals for my life. Living well to me means balancing my mind, my body, and my spirit. With […]

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  •   This month, August, I started pool therapy. I have gone three times so far. I am loving going. Yes, I do wake up most mornings not feeling like I want to go, but I go anyway. I have not regretted not going. Pool therapy has gotten me to thinking about this option for exercise […]

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  •     I’m not a fan of football, so why did I read Ben Utecht’s book “Counting the Days While My Mind Slips Away”. I will tell you why. I love stories of individuals who struggle, trust God, and continue to live life despite the challenges. Ben Utecht sure has lived a life full of […]

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  • Tuesday, I got some disappointing news. The scar tissue in my trachea is growing back. That means more surgery. This will be my 112th throat surgery since 2009 when I had my first one. I love how my ENT Dr. Anderson works with and listens to what I have to say. I have made the […]

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  •   I was excited when I saw Heather Christo’s book “Pure Delicious” was in my mailbox. I have been following her blog for a while. I have to admit that I haven’t tried any of her recipes from her blog. I did when I got the recipe book. The recipes I decided to try were […]

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  •     Since I have watched the movie War Room I have been on a quest to learn all I can to pray deeply. God lead me to Dutch Sheets book Intercessory Prayer. I love how God works in my life. He brings something that I need to learn and know into my sight. I’ve […]

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  •   Confession time, although, I have diabetes, Rheumatoid arthritis, Limited Wegener’s, I do not track my food, blood sugars, exercise, or anything else. Yes, I am well aware of the reasons why I should. I just haven’t. There are several reasons why I haven’t tracked anything. My reasons: Testing my blood sugar hurts. It is […]

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  •   If you have been reading my blog for any length of time. You know some things about me. I love food, I love reading, I have breathing issues, and I have not been able to exercise for years due to my condition. The last two items frustrated me the most. You also know that […]

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  •   Pain in the last few years has been a part of life. I do not talk about it that much because of the negative views people have on those suffering from pain. In David Nagel’s book “Needless Suffering” he takes us on a journey of the history of pain, what it means to be […]

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