What I Learned About The Variety of Illnesses During #iiwk12


By Kathryn Treat Sunday ended National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week.  I first posted Monday on National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week and included a link to this website  .  I have read all the blogs posted (70) as of this writing.  What I have learned is that I am far from being the only person […]

Neurocardiogenic Syncope, The Invisible Illness That Changed My Plans


Jess explains how Neurocardiogenic Syncope, a rarely recognized illness, has changed her plans from what they once were. . . but why she believes there is hope through it all. Jess Meek I used to want to be a ballerina, dancing in the spotlight of a stage. Then I wanted to be a musician, playing […]

Labels of Love


Linda Elmore Teeple “Nana is fragile,” my three-year-old grandson Evan declared. “She’s old, like Panda.” Yes, it’s funny, and I take no offense, but our fourteen-year-old Labrador retriever is, in my opinion, far more fragile than me. Poor girl has lost most of her sight and hearing and her spindled legs spread-eagle when she walks. […]