I Am A Patient Leader to Help and Empower Others ~ WEGOHealth Awards 2017

 I would really appreciate your vote. Please read my story and why I became a patient leader and advocate. ThankYou. I am so excited to announce that I have been nominated for several of the WEGO Health Awards in the 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards. WEGO Health is a mission driven company connecting healthcare withContinue reading “I Am A Patient Leader to Help and Empower Others ~ WEGOHealth Awards 2017”

From Optometric Tech /Optician To Professional Patient & Patient Leader

If you have a chronic condition or illness you may already know and understand what it feels like to be a professional patient. Between the physical pain and symptoms and emotional symptoms, the constant doctor appointments in search of that one person knowledgeable enough to help vs refer you to yet someone else and the numerousContinue reading “From Optometric Tech /Optician To Professional Patient & Patient Leader”

Get To Know Me

Hi, I'm Debbie and I have Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis, It's a rare disease/disorder where you have a temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone.I developed my avascular necrosis/osteonecrosis after I suffered a meniscal tear. I'm lucky and very grateful because the doctors don't feel it will go to any other joints . OthersContinue reading “Get To Know Me”

My Sleeping Giant Called Chronic Pain.

Not everyone knows what it is like to suddenly one day be told by a doctor you will have chronic pain for probably the rest if your life. I've been blessed with a few painful diagnosis, I say blessed because I know I will help others because of my diagnosis. Osteoarthritis 2010Osteonecrosis 2014Spondylolisthesis 2016Hypothyroidism 2002RoseceaContinue reading “My Sleeping Giant Called Chronic Pain.”

Easy Gluten Free Bread

So I'm trying to ease up on the gluten just to see how I feel and see if my skin improves Because out of literally nowhere I get diagnosed with rosacea 2 weeks ago and I hate it. Also having a bunch of other pains as well from osteoarthritis,osteonecrosis.I don't know if a person canContinue reading “Easy Gluten Free Bread”

Rosacea 1.0 To Newly Diagnosed Like Me

Ah yes age 54 soon to be 55 and suddenly develop skin problems. You would think by age 50 after working all your life and dealing with Osteonecrosis Osteoarthritis Spondylolisthesis Being a former Battered woman from my 1st marriage I could at least remain free and clear from skin problems I mean at age 50Continue reading “Rosacea 1.0 To Newly Diagnosed Like Me”

If You Have Rosacea, You’re Not Alone ….Me To

I am one of the estimated 16 million Americans that have rosacea, yet only a small fraction are being treated. I didn't even know I had it. Sure my cheeks were pink but it's summer,went to Florida and finally summer is also in Ohio warm hot humid steamy tropical 🌴 like and I love it,Continue reading “If You Have Rosacea, You’re Not Alone ….Me To”

Body Betrayal: How to Find Gratitude and Happiness While Coping w/ Chronic Pain or Illness

This disease called Avascular Necrosis is a terrible one especially when your dealing with multifocal avn. I am grateful to only have it in one joint All chronic conditions that change our life and lifestyle suck and if we're not careful depression could easily take over and we lose sight of the beautiful spiritual beingContinue reading “Body Betrayal: How to Find Gratitude and Happiness While Coping w/ Chronic Pain or Illness”