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We Are Not Invisible!

National Chronic Invisible Illness Awareness Week was observed earlier this month. Over the years my illness has become more obvious to a casual observer, but from the early days of my chronic battle I poignantly remember the challenges posed by the mere fact that my illness was largely invisible. And because of those painful memories, I feel compelled to speak up for myself, for my friends, and for the many silent sufferers of invisible illness.

My very first diagnosis in my journey was Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy/Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (RSD/CRPS), a chronic neurological pain condition. At age 13 I still looked like the same happy, peppy, sassy Sarah Kate in my darling little Abercrombie skirt; but on the inside, I was fighting to deal with this new sensation of an ever-present burning flame that threatened to bring me to tears if only I would give into it.

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May I Have a Drumroll Please?

It Is My Privilege to Present to You Alice Eloise, OFFICIAL Service Dog!!! Through my frequent stories starring my favorite furry friend, many are already acquainted with my Alice Eloise. But today we have some very exciting news to share. … Continue reading

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Down the Rabbit Hole: A (Somewhat) Comprehensive Account of my Curiouser and Curiouser Adventures

“Now, what exactly is it that is wrong with you?” Ah yes. Every so often I am asked this very succinct question. But golly, it’s nearly impossible for me to spit out a succinct answer. I usually say something like … Continue reading

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God’s Silver Linings

As much as it would please me to tell you that I was a delightful 12-year-old girl, I cannot truthfully say it. Now don’t misunderstand, I was no delinquent. I simply had a bit of that oh-so-charming adolescent attitude. At … Continue reading

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