I Am A Nominee In The WEGOHealth Awards 2020

I am so honored to share that I am a nominee in the WEGOHealth Awards for Best In Show – Community and Patient Leader Hero #WEGOHealthChat #WEGOHealthAwards #PatientLeader #Osteoarthritis #Osteonecrosis #Grateful www,ChronicallyGratefulDebla.com and  https://avascularnecrosiseducation.com   My WEGOHealth Profile Link    Deborah Andio WEGOHealth Profile Link Voting will begin in July and link will be posted thenContinue reading “I Am A Nominee In The WEGOHealth Awards 2020”

Face mask awareness

Many asked to get them for awareness so here they are  Osteonecrosis Avascular Necrosis Awareness  Masks and where to find them. Afterburner FX  Hubbard Ohio  Ribbon AVN mask  Or Skull AVN Mask Afterburner FX  I make nothing off of their sale just want to do my part to get awareness masks out there. They areContinue reading “Face mask awareness”

How I Use Meditation and Palming To Help My Pain

So I have been meditating for over 18 months. It has helped me learn to quiet my mind. Focus on my breathing and start taking back some control of my pain. It sure did pay off last week. I fell after another bowman lost her balance her cane went sliding and she also grabbed ontoContinue reading “How I Use Meditation and Palming To Help My Pain”

Official Proclamation Avascular Necrosis -Osteonecrosis Awareness Day is November 29,2019 and every year after.

Finally Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis has an official awareness date. The date is November 29 I have been working on proclamations for several months and I am in the process of getting the awareness day Nationally recognized as well. I have been advocating for over 5 years on Avascular Necrosis -Osteonecrosis and I am proud and gratefulContinue reading “Official Proclamation Avascular Necrosis -Osteonecrosis Awareness Day is November 29,2019 and every year after.”

Joint Pain and Our Government

It’s that damn pain that may creep up slowly on you with a dull, discomfort in one or several of your joints. Or it might be like a raging inferno it like a thief in the night, to steal your joy or try to…. the pain comes on suddenly without any warning, bringing on thatContinue reading “Joint Pain and Our Government”

Having A Rare Condition Stinks: But Being A Patient Advocate Is An Honor

Here’s what really stinks about having something that is called a rare disease/disorder First you probably won’t find it in any regular medical textbook or learn about it in detail in any medical school. Really ? Trust me I have looked I stumble on a paragraph here and there, but even it stinks as itContinue reading “Having A Rare Condition Stinks: But Being A Patient Advocate Is An Honor”

Could use your assistance

I need you to help me get to my goal Link For Petition2Congress To Make October Osteonecrosis Awareness Month I have started a petition to get the rare disease Osteonecrosis recognized by asking for an awareness month week or day. If they won’t allow a month. I could use as many supporters as possible toContinue reading “Could use your assistance”

Understanding Bone Marrow Edema-Linked To Osteonecrosis

Good Morning Pain Warriors Around The World It is time to educate on the various causes of Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis So twice a week we will post some educational info on a cause with links Today Its Bone Marrow Edema What is Bone Marrow Edema? Bone marrow edema is a condition when excess fluids in the… Continue Reading →

Osteonecrosis of the Knee

Osteonecrosis of the Knee I have Avascular Necrosis “AVN” or Osteonecrosis “ON” are the terms used to describe parts of your bones that die. Most commonly this occurs in the knee shoulder and hip, but also can occur in the ankle and other bones and joints including the jaw. I was diagnosed with Osteonecrosis inContinue reading “Osteonecrosis of the Knee”

High Heels When You Have Bone Problems

Not the best idea I had, but let’s be real I’m 5’3 and I needed to wear heels 👠 or my pants would be dragging all over the floor. Also I can fudge my way through hemming pants but I’d do much better if I owned a sewing machine. But I since I wore theseContinue reading “High Heels When You Have Bone Problems”

Joint Pain

 Congratulations !  If you’re like me you are one of the 30 million adults in the United States who suffer with joint pain, you know the pain often is debilitating. It can keep you from staying active and limits your mobility and it even makes daily chores seem impossible. What you might not know isContinue reading “Joint Pain”

Steinberg Stages

Many who suffer with Avascular Necrosis-Osteonecrosis are unaware of the many stages the disease progresses to This will be helpful so the patient and doctor can have a better idea if what form of treatment or surgical procedure would be best for the patient. As a patient myself with Osteonecrosis in my knee I makeContinue reading “Steinberg Stages”

WEGOHealth Awards and How to Nominate Others

I’m honored to say I’ve been nominated for the #WEGOHealthAwards! These awards seek to recognize Patient Leaders who are making an impact with their advocacy. Learn more – nominate today. Here’s how you can also nominate others who educate, advocate and make a difference! Click link below WEGOHealth Awards and Nomination Info WEGOHealth Awards LinkContinue reading “WEGOHealth Awards and How to Nominate Others”

The Cost Of Knee Replacements

If you’re having trouble with your knees, you’re not alone. I also have knee issues. I have Osteonecrosis and osteoarthritis and a torn meniscus all in the same knee. And doctors are basically waiting for my knee to collapse to replace it. Me I’m looking to avoid a collapse but at the 10k out ofContinue reading “The Cost Of Knee Replacements”