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A little laugh goes a long way

I mean that literally on days like today. A bit of humor is a momentary distraction from the pain. Too much and well it causes a REAL laugh and that means my body moves, my head moves and the searing migraine pain gets temporarily even worse. On days like today Mr. Mango generally starts up our usual…… Continue reading A little laugh goes a long way

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8 ways your words HURT when you offer me ‘advice’ about my illness

Let me start off by saying I LOATHE talking on the phone when I feel shitty. This includes doctor’s offices, bank accountants, the school or even Mr. Mango calling to check in but most of all includes long “chats” with either one of my parents. I have felt absolutely horrid the last couple days so…… Continue reading 8 ways your words HURT when you offer me ‘advice’ about my illness

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Spring break isn’t going so great for the Mango clan

It’s not like we made some big, epic plans or anything. Little Dude isn’t even 3 yet so any long (as in more than the 3 1/2 hours to the MIL’s or our camp spot) road trip is out. As well, the older two have been at each others throats the last couple weeks so the…… Continue reading Spring break isn’t going so great for the Mango clan

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March 23rd to 27th

PP:Both feet, both calves (left is much, much worse), both wrists, right lower back/hip, right abdomen, IBS-C, anxiety, panic attack, tension headache, insomnia, dry and irritated eyes, vasculitis pain and numbness (worse than normal especially when active or when anxiety hits at night). DPR: It has been a tough few days. Not only because it’s been…… Continue reading March 23rd to 27th

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An accurate before and after of Easter weekend

.After such a busy, hectic and at times utterly horrid weekend, I think these two pictures sum up perfectly how I have felt (and looked) over the course of the weekend. Before: Feeling a little fluffy and bloated but also primped and proper, cute and ready to chirp away. At the very least, presentable and…… Continue reading An accurate before and after of Easter weekend

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No no no I’ll do it myself… I have my pride you know

The mother in law has landed. She ended up being here an hour early and although I was covered in dust head to toe (from trying to finish some last minute cleaning that turned into a whole re-organization of our storage/laundry room) and probably had turkey gizzards in my hair, it didn’t matter. If there’s…… Continue reading No no no I’ll do it myself… I have my pride you know

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Light Speed Home…. at 40 km/h

As we headed out of the city late this evening Mr. Mango looked over at me and says “Hey look hun, LIGHT SPEED!” “I’ve got a bad feeling about this.” “What are the chances we end up right in the middle of an asteroid field?” The fact that he grasps not only my morbid sense…… Continue reading Light Speed Home…. at 40 km/h