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Part two of my post on chronic illness frustration

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Last month, I shared how GPs (Generally Pathetics) can delay your treatment.  This month, I'd like to share how red tape and mix ups can frustrate the begeebers outta you when on a mission to experience less pain. I began seeing a chiropractor a few months ago in a quest to rid myself of some of the pain.  I can't always tell what the source of the pain is as almost all of my diagnoses (and the list is long and distinguised) all have the same symptoms.  Is it Fibro pain?  Arthritis pain?  TMJ pain?  Headache pain?  Aches due to...

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Grape News-June 20, 2016: Summer Fun and Baking!

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Summer is a grape time for family fun!   On the menu this month: I have a grape recipe on tap for you via a YouTube video I found, Tips for summer fun from our brand new Family Fun on a Budget, and some links with further information and fun.   ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Recipe of the Month ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ An easy recipe for one of most family's favorites, the fruit roll up.  This video is for applesauce, but you could substitute other pureed fruit. If  you don't have a silpat mat, you can use the Grape Grill Buddy which is also a...

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Anyone in your family have brain fog?

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If so, you'll want to read this funny story over on my personal blog where I shared about some of the frustrations you have with chronic illness... ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ Frustration is one of the key components of chronic illness.  We are frustrated because we are tired and in pain. We are frustrated with doctors who don’t help. We are frustrated that our friends and family don’t understand.  And we are frustrated with the red tape of our health insurance. So it’s bad enough to have to feel varying degrees of pain all over your body that NEVER goes away, but to...

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Free: Family Fun On a Budget!

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We had a newsletter a while back, but it was in its infancy and I was called to other activities so I have suspended our newsletter indefinitely.  However, we had a few really grape newsletters that, when put together, provided a large list of free and nearly free activities you can do with your family. Summer is a grape time to be with family and a good time to begin finding activities you and your family love to do together.  The weather is good enough to do inside and outside activities. However, this special gift for your family also gives...

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The Mom Song

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This week's a video funny I brought from my YouTube favorites. As Spring has sprung and families are beginning to thaw out, our attention turns to the time of year when we can enjoy outdoor things more.  That usually brings some relief for children who have been cooped up in the house too long...and mom too who has uttered certain phrases ad nausium by this time. Here is one of my very favorite YouTube videos of all time.  It's The Mom Song which the comic says has all of the things a mom says in a day condensed into a...

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