Independent motion – can you help?

Help Nick live his dream!

Sue Vincent's Daily Echo

What would you give to make a dream come true if you woke to find yourself living a nightmare?

What would you feel if you could never again walk on a beach? Or go out alone in the snow…feel the stillness of a wood or cross a field?

And then, you found a way…

In 2009, my son was a successful young man with a bright future… until he was stabbed through the brain in an unprovoked attack and left for dead in an alley.

He was found almost immediately by passers-by who saved his life. By the time we arrived at the hospital, Nick was being prepared for emergency brain surgery. We were allowed to see him, for a few minutes, to say goodbye. He was not expected to survive…


Over the past couple of years, many in the blogging community have come to know my son and know…

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5 reasons why you need to stop pushing your sick self 

This is important information for everyone who lives with a chronic illness.

the life you gave me

I know,I know, we want to push ourselves no matter what the consequences may be. We want to prove that we can be okay even when our bodies are attempting to kill themselves.and besides,if we always give in the flares,when will we get anything done. 

But letting your body heal is super important.here are five things I tell myself to keep me in bed-even when its the place I want to be.I’m sharing them with you in the hope it will help you too.so what are waiting for?lets go!!!!

First off,lets talk about spoons and spoonies. I actually learned this term pretty late in the game,when I started social media networking with others with chronic illness.

So what are spoonies?

Spoonies are people that live with chronic illness; theoretically measuring personal daily abilities much as one would measure the proper amount of spoons needed for an event or occasion… sometimes…

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Why I’m Dumping The Numeric Pain Scale As A Chronic Illness Patient

Good post about chronic illness and chronic pain

This Little Lyme of Mine

We’ve all been there, sitting on the exam table as the nurse goes through the usual list of questions. Then there it is, the question I despise more than anything: On a scale of 0-10, how would you rate your current pain level? Many of us worry about giving the wrong answer, or at least the wrong impression. We don’t want to be perceived as whiners, hypochondriacs, and especially not drug seekers. We want our pain taken seriously and taken care of. While I do share these concerns, I find another concern to be of more importance.

The traditional numeric pain scale is really only meant for measuring acute pain. It is useless when it comes to the realm of chronic pain. When we battle pain for a long period of time, our perception of that pain changes, so what may have previously been a 7, we now consider to be…

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