REBLOG: When Delivery Is Not A Luxury

I think Esme has an excellent point with this blog post.

I am extremely fortunate in that I have lived with friends for several years & when I’ve been sick or not feeling well they’ve always been the first to pitch in to help.

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REBLOG: Dear Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf, Can We Talk Medical Marijuana From A Chronically Ill Person’s Perspective?

This is still a hot topic. I know I discussed this awhile ago in a past post. I discussed it then more in the context of how I also have some friends here in the PA area that worked diligently for a few years to get the PA Bill passed.

That said, I think Brittney’s post (Brittany is one of my fellow bloggers from the Chronic Illness Blogger Network) is great & brings up additional food for thought.

I think she makes some excellent points.

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REBLOG From Counting My Spoons: Why Don’t We Ask For Help?

This reblog comes someone I deeply respect & admire.

She runs our Chronic Illness Blogger Network & sometimes gets us some things to review or a little something in return for a sponsored post.

She also has gotten us into an organized group of our own to toss around ideas.   I really enjoy the people I’ve met as a part of it.

On top of this, she cares deeply about the other bloggers she knows & can relate to the struggles of chronic illness.

Julie Ryan, thank you for reaching out to me & asking me to join the Chronic Illness Blogger Network.  I have learned so much & have had my creativity challenged which is always a good thing.

Julie’s blog is really excellent.  It’s called Counting my Spoons.   This month I’ll be featuring some of Julie’s content & posts I’ve found extremely insightful & helpful.

I hope you will too.

Here’s the first:

Why Don’t We Ask For Help?

This was especially applicable for me to read because I’ve always struggled with this.  I’m almost too stubborn & self sufficient at times, when I really shouldn’t be.    But I really love what Julie explored in this post.   So much of it resonated with me.

I bet it will with you, too.

(Photo credit: Photo taken from Julie’s “About Me” page.)

Review: A Love Worth Giving

I’ve watched a good number of transplant documentaries by now.  In fact, I’ve become a little obsessed with documentaries as whole at points.

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Reblog: Everybody Has Something Wrong With Them

I first stumbled across this blogger’s wonderful blog when I saw a review post of the Quell pain relief device.  You can find her review in my device review archive page.

Recently, I came across another gem of hers from her “Wear, Tear, & Care” blog that I felt was worth a share.

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REBLOG: But You Don’t Look Sick?! – A Letter On Why I Hide My Illness

I came across this post & had to add it to my list of great content to share.  It mimics how I’ve felt for several years, even prior to the transplant journey entering my life.

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REBLOG: #Spoonie Yoga Crew

I love this idea,  & have often felt the same way.   As my lung disease has progressed, certain positions have become harder to do & others send me spiking or cause intense pain.

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