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— Melissa , Brain Tumor Caregiver
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— Jenny suffers from chronic pain and fatigue
Category Archives: Health and wellness
Guillain Barre and Havoc in the Body For now, I’ve written enough about Memorial Day, American Legion and donations to paper poppies. It’s all on my Facebook page and on my Author page at Ann K Brandt. So … Continue reading
Upkeep of Your Body After Illness I had planned a totally different subject for this post, something like odd expressions used by the Millenials, or understanding teenagers. (Yeah right) But this idea came to me with a comment from one … Continue reading
Seniors Look Better When They Smile A saying among seniors goes “Old age is not for the weak in heart.” To grow older successfully one must have a sense of humor, a willingness to accept change, and a deep … Continue reading
It’s A Matter of Balance Balance: Not just for circus artists walking a tightrope, balance is a skill we all take for granted. You see it in toddlers just learning to walk as they test out various forms of … Continue reading
I am the queen of falling. One day last winter my husband slipped on the ice and I had to help him up “You don’t fall down right. I need to show you how.” Well, I didn’t exactly fall down … Continue reading
If you are age 50 or older, consider that getting a shingles vaccine is an investment in a healthy old age. I have observed several friends struggle with shingles and its nasty aftermath—post herpetic neuralgia. PHN is a fancy word … Continue reading
Someone recently said, “I’ll be glad when I retire and will have lots of spare time.” My unsaid thought: Don’t bet on having a lot of extra time. In the first place retirement means different things for different people. There … Continue reading
On a more serious note than my usual posts, today is the first day of Invisible Illness Awareness Week September 13-19 2010. Lisa Copen, living and coping with one of the most painful of chronic illnesses–Rhematoid Arthritis–founded Rest Ministries in 1996 … Continue reading
Guillain Barre is an unpredictable disease. It strikes suddenly, damages the body in various ways and parts, and after rampaging through the peripheral nerves, leaves its victim weak and paralyzed, many times in pain, and facing an uncertain future. Many … Continue reading