How Have You Used Social Media to Find Support?

Have you, or someone you know, actively searched for online communities and support through social media after you were newly diagnosed with a medical or health condition?Join us TOMORROW, Wednesday, September 16th at 12pm ET, for a very special #C2PCHAT Twitter Chat to celebrate Care To The People​'s recent web hub launch. We'll be discussing how to use social media to find support after being newly diagnosed. ...more

Forget the Spoons: Powering Through Chronic Illness

I know. This sounds like one of those posts that tells people that their chronic illness is “all in their head”, or can be pushed through, or other nonsense. I promise, though, it’s not....more

My Son Is an Addict. And He Has Sickle Cell Disease.

As I think back, I remember as a teenage girl asking God for a child who would love me unconditionally, because I wanted someone to love and someone to love me back....more
Thank you Rita....I have to remember, to tell my story....may help another or they may help me. ...more

Because of Chronic Illness

Now that we're past the middle of the month I feel I can safely say February 2014 will probably go down in history as one of the cruddiest and most stressful for Mark and I.Technically, I suppose everything is really happening to my husband. Seems like everything that isn't a major medical crisis is afflicting him. But see, when you're married, the things that happen to your spouse, happen to you too....more

It Was Just a Blip

I was really enjoying not spending time at the hospital. I have loved not feeling completely freaked out. But I knew something was coming. I don't know how I knew, but I did. I was starting to feel overly anxious out of the blue. Unsettling thoughts kept rearing their ugly little heads in my mind. Always, though, we think of ways to try not to worry needlessly. When my husband didn't feel well on one day it was easy to explain it away as, "Oh, he just needs his dialysis on tomorrow."...more

The Rabbi and her Green Stamps

Anyone who spends much time with me hears about Green Stamps. Once upon a time, the Sperry & Hutchinson Company printed these stamps.  Back in the 1960's we received them as a premium at the grocery store and various retailers, and if we saved enough (usually by pasting them in special saver books) then we could trade the Green Stamps for all sorts of goodies: toys, housewares and other loot....more

Chronic illness - It doesn't just affect the patient

 I thought of writing this post a few weeks ago but I've had a pretty busy month and haven't had the energy to do so. Now that my wedding and honeymoon are over I can get back to my blog. I have so much to write about! :)...more