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Same dragon, different day.

There is no breakfast more utterly delicious in the world than warm Quiche Lorraine. The perfectly baked, flaky-golden, buttery crust and the egg, Swiss cheese, bits of savory bacon and sweet diced onion filling are, simply, sublime. Sip a glass of dry, bubbly Champagne with it and you might reach nirvana. That’s in my own …

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I’ve finally some good news in regards to my mother’s health! The steroid injection for her sciatica finally started working on Tuesday last week, dropping her pain level by about half. All of you, as people who cope with chronic pain, know what a huge relief it is when the pain level decreases, even when …

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GUILT. You feel it, though you know you shouldn’t. In what ways, if any, does guilt come into play in regards to your illness and the way you must live your life? How do you try to overcome feelings of guilt? I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis for about 23 years. The only time I haven’t felt …

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I’ve got to admit I’ve been feeling kind of low lately. There are some decent reasons—I’ve been away from home (my nest and comfort zone) taking care of my mother 24/7 for a couple of months, now; my Mom’s condition hasn’t improved; I miss my family and my wee beasties, PIB and Finny; my bursitis …

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Hi, friends. Here’s another update on the current situation: Mom’s sciatica pain increased so much that I took her back to her doctor again, right before New Year’s eve. The doc kindly increased her narcotic pain medicine dose to every four hours (rather than every six). Then he prescribed a walker for her, since walking …

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