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”

1 year ago I decided to take my health back

Happy Anniversary To My Health…. I was always pretty healthy ….until I wasn’t. I gained weight , injured my knee gained more weight was diagnosed with one thing after another and it was really exhausting. First osteoarthritis and hypothyroidism at age 45 They torn meniscus age 51 Then thanks to the meniscus tear Osteonecrosis setContinue reading “1 year ago I decided to take my health back”

Pain Chronic Pain

Once we accept the reality of the current moment (no matter how unpleasant it may be) for what it is, and not what we wish it were, we can turn our attention to ways to improve it. This I find true in any situation. Living with chronic pain can throw your life upside down. It’sContinue reading “Pain Chronic Pain”

Bone & Joint Action Week October 12-20

Bone and Joint Action Week is held annually October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, Osteonecrosis,Osteoarthritis trauma, pediatric conditions, and osteoporosis. The themes and their related activities are designed to raise awareness worldwide about prevention, disease management and treatment. Statistics on Avascular Necrosis (AVN, Osteonecrosis, Aseptic Necrosis, Ischaemic Necrosis, Femoral HeadContinue reading “Bone & Joint Action Week October 12-20”

The Beauty And Pain Of Autumn

Autumn (British English) or fall (American English) is one of the four temperate seasons. Autumn marks the transition from summer to winter, in September (Northern Hemisphere) or March (Southern Hemisphere), when the duration of daylight becomes noticeably shorter and the temperature cools down considerably. Fall is a season for balancing light and dark, letting go,Continue reading “The Beauty And Pain Of Autumn”

Would appreciate your vote.

Just 2 days left to cast your vote , you can vote for each category I was nominated for. I would appreciate it very much. Please take a moment to vote for me. Link to vote. WEGOHealthAwards Blog https://chronicallygratefuldebla.com/2017/08/20/2002/

Walk To Be Spontaneously Happy

Walking is an ideal daily exercise for a wide variety of reasons – including its beneficial impact on body, mind and spirit! Walking as a way to get daily exercise, it can help strengthen major organs in the body, promote bone density , boost the immune system, lead to a more positive outlook and more. IfContinue reading “Walk To Be Spontaneously Happy”

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”

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.”

~Health  Awards ~ Advocate Nominee 

I was notified about a month ago I was nominated for a few awards in a few categories for awareness I vowed when diagnosed with avn /on I would never want anyone to feel as alone and scared as I did in 2014.  https://awards.wegohealth.com/nominees/12801 My Ortho who diagnosed me really never took the time to evenContinue reading “~Health  Awards ~ Advocate Nominee “

Nothing Is Useless

When the body is falling apart. And you feel like you have nothing of value to offer God or anyone else.  Think again.  Below is a post from Our Daily Bread Nothing Is Useless June 12, 2017   from Our Daily Bread Read: 1 Corinthians 15:42–58  “Nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.” Continue reading “Nothing Is Useless”

If you like my logo I’d appreciate a vote 

I just entered a  contest; help me get to the top of the leaderboard!  I have Avascular Necrosis/ Osteonecrosis and the condition/disease is rare, so rare there was no cause ribbon for anyone to identify with.  I created a few varieties and now the AVN community finally has a ribbon.  My goal is to educateContinue reading “If you like my logo I’d appreciate a vote “

Natural Blood Thinners 

Bloodclots are very serious, even life threatening,because they may stop the flow of blood to the lungs, the heart, and the brain.  And having a hereditary condition like Factor V Leiden like I do, I have learned to not just help my Osteonecrosis but also my inherited clot disorder.  My husband who is on a bloodContinue reading “Natural Blood Thinners “