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pre-existing…

pre-existing…

Hello. My name is Lindsay, and I’m a former Republican. (Hi, Lindsay!) It may not surprise you to hear that, as someone who holds an undergraduate degree in political science and a law degree, I’m slightly turned on by a good political debate. However, I have a longstanding rule: I don’t discuss politics on the internet. I’m about to break that rule. My reasons for registering as a Republican when I first turned 18 were actually very non-political and no longer…

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sick on top of sick…

sick on top of sick…

Don’t get your hopes up – this post is not about sick people…you know, getting “on top” of sick people. Sorry if you were kind of excited about that. I must be allergic to New Years’. You may remember from last year that I spent the first few days of 2013 with a migraine and vomiting. Unfortunately, this year isn’t off to a much better start.  I woke up on New Year’s Eve with whatever cold/flu/plague that’s currently going around….

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chronically ill holiday guide 2013…

chronically ill holiday guide 2013…

I posted this guide for people with chronic illnesses and their loved ones last year. I wanted to share it again this year, as I have made a few updates. I realize Hanukkah ended last week, so I apologize to my Jewish friends for not getting this up sooner. The holidays are a wonderful time of togetherness, but can also be a time of stress and frustration as well. If you’re already dealing with the stress and frustration of a…

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chronically beautiful…

chronically beautiful…

A few weeks ago my fellow blogger, Kathryn, posted about participating in the annual Beauty of a Woman (BoaW) BlogFest. I thought it sounded interesting, so I committed to participating. One of my goals this year is to commit to trying new things and challenge myself. So, participating in the BoaW Blogfest seemed like the perfect opportunity. But then I woke up this morning feeling less than beautiful and wondered how on earth I was qualified to write a post…

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chronically ill holiday guide…

chronically ill holiday guide…

Can you believe the holidays are upon us already?? Where does the time go? The holidays are a wonderful time of family and togetherness, but can also be a time of stress and frustration as well. If you’re already dealing with the stress and frustration of a chronic illness, holidays have the potential to be miserable. This is my second holiday season since my dysautonomia diagnosis, so I’m not a rookie, but this is only my sophomore attempt. Last year…

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on voting and meditation…

on voting and meditation…

Voting is one of those activities I did not expect my POTS to affect. It only takes a few moments and I am still capable of filling in little bubbles with black or blue ink. In fact, after going to school for 20 years, I could win the Olympics in filling in little bubbles. However, voting can also involve long lines at polling places and serious, complex issues that don’t mix well with brain fog or fatigue. Yet I still…

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