Category Archives: Auto-immune

I have an auto-immune disease. I don’t have the name of it yet, but I am learning to live with the unknowns. I do take the medications that help and they are working for me. I share my experiences with fighting this unnamed monster head on.

Rebuild

My focus word for 2018 is rebuild. I chose this word carefully. I have been dreaming for months of rebuilding things including a kitchen, my bathroom, and living room so I need God was speaking to my heart about reconstructing my life. Many times in the Bible God rebuilds Israel, and I love that even […]

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The Ketogenic Bible

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  The Keto Diet is something I have been interested in and since my friend at Wellness Works NW has started selling Ketones Supplements from Pruvit I became even more intrigued. I checked out at my library a great book called The Ketogenic Bible: The Authoritative Guide to Ketosis by Dr. Jacob Wilson and Dr. […]

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Prayers for Hope and Healing

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    As someone who is a chronic illness warrior I love reading inspirational and comforting books by authors who struggle and thrive with their chronic illness. In Sarah Forgrave’s comforting book Prayers for Hope and Healing that is exactly what I am getting. Although, this book is not a devotional type book, I choose […]

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Sacred Rest

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  Rest and sleep are not the same thing. Did you know that? I didn’t. Not until I read Saundra Dalton-Smith’s book Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity. How many of us have gotten the proper amount of sleep and still felt tired, unenergetic, and not rested? Many of us […]

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Keep Breathing

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I haven’t written anything for awhile I needed to take a break. Life started throwing punches at me and it took all my energy to duck and weave. As I am writing, Nicholas my guard cat is watching over me as I write. He has been a great comfort to me as I face my […]

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Degenerative Joint Disease,osteoarthritis

Degenerative Joint Disease

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Osteoarthritis On August 2nd, I had my 120th tracheal stenosis surgery. My trachea was only 1 CM wide for me to breathe through. I apologize for taking so long to write for Wellness Works NW, my life has been chaotic. I digress. I am here to write about osteoarthritis and what it is and how […]

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Beloved Hope

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    In exchange for my review I was given a free copy of “Beloved Hope” by Tracie Peterson by Bethany House. The opinions I express are my own and were in no way influenced.   In Tracie Peterson’s book Beloved Hope she writes about my neck of the woods, Clark County Washington, Fort Vancouver, […]

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Keep Moving Forward

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      I am writing this post on my tablet. My lap top finally ran out of memory. Although I am frustrated by this, I am thankful that I have a tablet so I can still write, research, and email. I can still use my voice. The tablet is different than a computer, so […]

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The Different Types of Arthritis

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One day last month Karen sent me a text asking me to research the different types of arthritis. I was like okay, vague, but how many types can there be? Both Karen and I were deeply shocked when later I called her and told her what I discovered. There are 150 different types of arthritis. […]

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Still Moving Forward

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Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet? Lucy Maud Montgomery   These last couple of weeks I have been recuperating from my vacation. With my chronic condition it takes me a long time to get back to my normal routine and health. On top of […]

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