Clinical Trials Help & Save Lives

Clinical trials are an important step in discovering new treatments for so many diseases as well as new ways to detect, diagnose , and reduce the risk of getting a disease. Clinical trials show researchers what helps and doesn’t help in people. Clinical trials also help researchers and doctors decide if the side effects ofContinue reading “Clinical Trials Help & Save Lives”

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”

Body Image & Self Esteem With Chronic Pain

Somedays it's really hard to feel good about yourself when your body keeps betraying you. Before your diagnosis, you felt pretty good about your body. Or maybe you’ve always struggled with body acceptance and tended to focus on your self-perceived flaws rather than your beauty. Now your AVN is forcing you to deal with aContinue reading “Body Image & Self Esteem With Chronic Pain”

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 “

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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”

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”

The Disconnection to Those suffering

The Disconnection to Those suffering So many  are disconnected from the pain, suffering that other chronically ill people feel If more humans were able to open their heart and feel the pain of other people,not question it, but learn from it I believe the world would be a better, happier, more loving place. We maybeContinue reading “The Disconnection to Those suffering”