Giving Tuesday

Today is GIVING TUESDAY and I want everyone to research a charity before just giving to one. Some charities no longer seem to be running. Example The NONF – which I used to donate and be a member of Since 2017 they haven’t filed a tax return so they are no longer active So IContinue reading “Giving Tuesday”

Stress-Anxiety & How To Cope

Holidays seem to cause people more stress. Maybe they are missing a loved one. Maybe they are working and going to school. Maybe they are trying to stretch their dollar to pay bills and find a way to buy gifts. Maybe they already suffer from depression and holidays just add to that depression. Maybe theyContinue reading “Stress-Anxiety & How To Cope”

God Never Forgets Us ,Even When We Forget About Him

It’s important to remember that even when we forget God, He never forgets us! He knows what’s happening to us every moment of the day, and He also watches over us. The reason is because He loves us with a love that never fades. Isn’t that fabulous! His unconditional love is always there for us.Continue reading “God Never Forgets Us ,Even When We Forget About Him”

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”

People With Chronic Pain Are Suffering While Addicts & Junkies Are Being Coddled.

What does it say when heroin and opioid addicts are given better treatment than a person living with chronic pain?! Now please don’t go thinking I lack compassion and am being cruel honestly it’s not my intention. But I am sick of hearing about the opioid crisis every day, especially when they throw chronic painContinue reading “People With Chronic Pain Are Suffering While Addicts & Junkies Are Being Coddled.”

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/

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”

Arthritis

Arthritis and related diseases can cause debilitating, life-changing pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of the adults who have arthritis report that it limits their leisure activities and work. And 25 percent of them say it causes severe pain (seven or higher on a zero to 10 pointContinue reading “Arthritis”

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”

Various Relaxation Techniques

See full Disclaimer at bottom of the post Here is a partial DisclaimerUsage Policy•The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. By using the website you are participating at your own risk. With so much stress that comes with having a chronic condition and the world we live in is full ofContinue reading “Various Relaxation Techniques”

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”

~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 “

The Importance Of A Support Group

Living with chronic illness is incredibly challenging at times (understatement of the year!) You wake up with no pain then sudden pain,or you wake up in pain deal with all day pain. You can’t do this , you can’t do that. Because your body just won’t allow it. You have to be strong even whenContinue reading “The Importance Of A Support Group”