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Sugar Free Banana Oat Cookies

I am currently on a sugar elimination diet and I saw this recipe on Facebook and decided to give it a try. More »

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Walk to Fight Arthritis 2014

I am participating in the walk to fight arthritis 2014 In the years past I have walked to support various charitable needs supporting family and friends. More »

Keep Calm no Kids

Stop asking when I am going to have children

I want to start by saying, I love the children in my life. The nieces and nephews who surround me are amazingly wonderful. This isn’t a vent about how my life is More »

Just outside of the city. Frozen trees and slippery grounds.

Baby its Cold Outside- Tips to stay warm

    It is a whopping -27 here in Toronto. My body doesn’t quite react well to the cold. I thought I would provide a number of tips to try to stay More »

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3D Printed Cast

If Spiderman broke his arm this is what I imagine his cast would look like. More »

Sugar Free Banana Oat Cookies

20140410-204535.jpg

I am currently on a sugar elimination diet and I saw this recipe on Facebook and decided to give it a try.

Walk to Fight Arthritis 2014

walk_logo

I am participating in the walk to fight arthritis 2014

In the years past I have walked to support various charitable needs supporting family and friends.

Stop asking when I am going to have children

Keep Calm no Kids

I want to start by saying, I love the children in my life. The nieces and nephews who surround me are amazingly wonderful.

This isn’t a vent about how my life is better without kids.

However, just because I don’t have them, doesn’t make my life any less fulfilling. If I were to choose not to have children, it would just mean I would have different fulfilling moments in my life.

For some of us, children are a choice and for some it isn’t. Many people don’t seem to be sensitive to that.

Baby its Cold Outside- Tips to stay warm

Just outside of the city. Frozen trees and slippery grounds.

 

 

It is a whopping -27 here in Toronto. My body doesn’t quite react well to the cold. I thought I would provide a number of tips to try to stay warm this winter.

I’m not depressed, I’m just really sad

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When I was going through my tests prior to my diagnoses, I remember filling out a form asking questions like “Do you ever feel depressed?” “Do you ever have moments of anxiety”. Anti-depressents are given out like tic tac’s these days.

The reality is, depression is very real. We are not talking about a slump, where a person is having a bad day. It is an illness that can be chronic that can take over ones life. I am not here to argue whether depression exists or not. What I am here to say is, I think I, along with many other chronic pain sufferers should justifiable be allowed some sad days without judgement. 

Warm Water Aqua Therapy

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The Toronto Rehabilitation Centre offers a Chronic Pain Service for helping those who suffer from various forms of chronic pain. Apart of this program is an after hours warm water pool therapy.

I had the opportunity to try this form of therapy for the first time today. First let me say….I’m incredibly tired. You don’t realize just how much activity you are getting under water.

3D Printed Cast

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If Spiderman broke his arm this is what I imagine his cast would look like.

The Doctors on RSD

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On todays episode of the Doctors, a patient with RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy) or otherwise known as CRPS (Complex Regional Pain Syndrome) describes how she lives with this debilitating disease. 

Trying to Eat Better

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So I am not an expert on nutrition. I do a lot of research though, and am happy to share that research with you.

In an attempt to gain control of my pain, I have decided I need to start eating better.

Ontario Disability Benefits and Employment

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These are my minutes from the Oct 9, 2013 Toronto Fibromyalgia Support Group meeting in regards to Ontario Disability Benefits and Employment.

Guest Speaker: Mr. Allan Kaufman B.A.,L.L.B.,B.C.L (OXON)