Wednesday, August 3, 2011

She does not represent me..

In the fibromyalgia, chronic pain, lupus, me/cfs community we have had MANY hurdles to overcome. We have had to prove to our doctors, to our friends, to our families, that we are indeed ill, and we do indeed need treatment for our pain. That our chronic, disabling pain is REAL. That all of 'this' is 'not in our heads'.

Having to overcome these hurdles has only made us stronger, as one, as well as a community whole. Then to have one person so publicly tear down what we have all worked so diligently to over come, is tragic, is heartbreaking.

It is not beneficial to teach those of us in our chronic pain community(as a whole, all inclusive, too many illnesses to name one by one) to snort, cut in half, use rectally, or crush our pain meds or other 'tricks you have learned in rehab'. To teach this, it tragically undermines all the hard work we have ALL AS A COMMUNITY have had to overcome from our own doctors and medical community as a whole. We are not drug seekers. We do not need to be taught such 'tricks'.

These types of people who use such 'tricks' is what causes the medical community to see the chronic pain community, as a whole, as drug seekers. I know for a fact there are other ways to get your pain under control. I have successfully been treated WITHOUT using the drug seeker methods. These should NOT be condoned by anyone, much less taught.

Please be aware of who you are getting your chronic pain support from. While it all may seem in fun, and we can all get caught up in fun! I just want it to be known...

She does not represent me.
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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What's wrong with my earring?

It seems as if I've always had bad hearing in my left ear. It dates back to constant ear infections as a kid and again as an adult. Just one more dr I didn't want to go to.

I've never thought of it as a hindrance but more of a useful tool at night when husband snores. I mean, really, a built in earplug, right? It didn't hurt, so I never saw a dr for it.

Besides, I have another ear to hear with, right? You all have to see the humor in this. Because, really, I do. My family, notsomuch!

So now, BOTH ears are blocked and I can hear only bits and pieces. Of course, my kids like to talk to me at the lunch or dinner table. Nothing like having a peaceful(for once) or so I'd thought, meal, and I notice the whole table is staring at me. Apparently, they'd asked me a question! Quick. I better act like I knew what was going on!! Nope. Total fail on my part.

I looked at my daughter and touched my ear, and said,"what's wrong with my earring?" To which she replied with laughter. I didn't see what was so funny with such a mundane sentence. My husband just shook and hung his head.

She said,"No, what's wrong with your hearing?". Loudly. Ya know, so I could hear.

I'm off to the dr. I'm driving everyone, I mean, everyone, nuts.

It's only taken me two days to write what would be normally a simple piece, but it isn't since I now have to look up to see if anyone is talking to me, and look at their mouth moving. Sounds fun, right? /sarcasm

What did the dr say? I have swimmer's ear and he prescribed me two weeks of antibiotics. After this time, he will do a hearing test.

There's going to be big trouble if I start to hear my husband snore after 13 years!
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Monday, August 1, 2011

Congrats Marie Noelle!

Congrats Marie Noelle! You are #9, the number picked for our Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Email me jennybucket @ gmail the email you want the gift certificate emailed to within 3 days!

PS. Please forgive my screenshot- tech wasn't working with me very well today!
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Sunday, July 24, 2011

Ready, Set, GIVEAWAY!

Here it is, our July giveaway!!
To celebrate my newly designed and VERY PINK blog, I have partnered with @somethinspecial to give you a VERY special and girly giveaway this month: a $30 gift certificate to !
Here's what ya do: follow me (@jennybucket) and Sue (@somethinspecial) and leave me a comment here on my blog. That's it!
Oh! I can now be reached by going to as well!
RT, forward to your friends, get the word out!

giveaway ends august 1! winner will be drawn by :0)

Peace, love & smell pretties, Jen xo

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Saturday, July 23, 2011

A HUGE Thanks!

A HUGE thanks goes to @Sjipygirl (Daphny) for helping me revamp my blog! She made the background as well as the banner- she knows I love tokidoki as well as PINK!!

Another change to my blog is it is now viewable via mobile device. I'm really excited about that since I'm almost a strictly mobile viewer, myself!

Don't forget- follow my blog, giveaway coming soon!

Thanks again, Daphny! You are a true gem!
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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

A couple things...

Hi everyone!

I promise I haven't forgotten all my hotties out there in blogland and tweeterville! I've been busy soaking up vitamin D and *gasps* swimming! Yes, I have color to show for it,too!

I have @somethinspecial cooking up for this months giveaway, never fear, so stay tuned! Keep an eye on Sue's (@somethinspecial) twitter!

I have also been organizing like crazy. I think the swimming has been good for me and my fibro, although this bronchitis is making me SO tired from all the coughing!

I'd love to hear from you all: what have you been doing? Have you taken time for you? Leave me some comments guys and dolls!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


Why didn't I think of this sooner?

In the comments below add the following info: name, twitter username, affliction (fibro,lupus,RA, family, supporter, etc..), website or blog (if you have one). This way we can all come together and UNITE and help each other like we are so awesome at doing!

Pass this on! Let's support each other! :)