Against the Flow ~

  Fair warning.   I like to give fair warning. If  a post might seem long, or  scatter-brained, or even if some of the topics or wording might seem offensive to some.  I had no idea until just a few years ago that even the very discussion of illness is considered offensive to some.  There […]

Self-Soothing, Sweaters and Socks ~

Day Three ~ Comfort ~ Hello! So far in our series 26 Days, 26 Ways (to feel better with lupus) , we’ve learned to A: Acknowledge and Accept, and B: Breathe. So in that same vein, today’s word is Comfort.   Firstly, I feel like something HAS to be said, before we discuss today’s topic. […]

Thirty Eight and Counting

  Thirty-eight. That’s the age I’ve turned this year, and 13 years longer than the doctors gave me to make it without a heart transplant. They told me , “MS. Woods , if you don’t get one , by 30 you’ll surely be dead. And that’s WITH pumping your body full of ungodly amounts of […]

Discarded Treasures ~

I approached quietly , and left a small piece of my heart, on the  park  bench. As if somehow leaving it there, meant I was waiting for the day , no , not even the day, my life! to start, for some permission. Would he see it? Would he care? Or would it simply be […]

One for Our Column~

  Yesterday was such a lovely day . I woke early and the world woke  with me , with  all the hints  that everything good might happen. My body even tempted me with promises of less joint pain, and energy enough to take a small walk down our lane into the sun-tinged air. The wee […]

BACK TO THE CAVES WE GO~

I would like to start this post by saying, that ANYONE who knows me, knows I don’t get offended easily.  Pretty much anything , anybody says, just rolls right off my back. However, I just recently read an article , with MEMES to go along with it, that just totally rubbed my fur the wrong […]