Top 10 Comments of the Chronically Ill
The life of a chronically ill person (a spoonie) is one with many daily obstacles. It is tiring, tough, and often many have a hard time expressing their difficult journey. If you suspect this is the case for a loved one, please read on below to learn more about their life, and some tips on how to help. These are the things we wish we could say but often do not.
The Lupron Chronicles
After almost ten years of painful menstruation, constant UTI symptoms, and no answers, I started on my Endometriosis journey. On Thanksgiving 2016, I started experiencing new sharp and twisting pain. I went back to the surgeon I had chosen for exploratory surgery a few years before and told him now is the time. I have Stage 4 Endometriosis with Chocolate Cysts (Stage Three) causing Deep Infiltrating Endometriosis lesions. Along with these DIE lesions, I have spots of endometriosis all over my pelvic cavity ranging from Stage 1 severity to Stage 4 severity. These multitudes of lesions and stages had started to severely impact my mobility and daily life. The FDA approved drug Depo-Lupron or "Lupron," is my last choice and I am starting it soon.
Intro to Training Your Service Dog
Here are tips for training your dog. Pack Leader The single utmost item of importance is asserting your dominance. You are the pack leader. It is not a give and take relationship, and your word is law. You are a leader! But what makes a good leader, and do you have what it takes to make a good PACK LEADER?
Top 10 Things to Know BEFORE Obtaining a Service Animal
Here's what I wish I knew before I began the process. 1). Be prepared for the unexpected. The milestones of learning basic commands and obedience training to commands and tasks, are heart warming and sometimes frustrating. If you do not have a lot of patience or time, a program service dog where the training is already done and you just need to match up to the right dog and pay up, may be in yours, and your new K-9 pal's, best interest.