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Selena

Los Angeles, California
Born in the 60s. West L.A. is home. Wife, sister, friend, homeowner, neighbor, cat and dog lover. UCLA Alumna x2 ... go Bruins! Good sense of humor!  Likes:  80s music, books, writing, gardening, arts and crafts.  Dislikes:  Red tape, rude people, bad drivers and bad hair... Full Bio
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"Chronic illness is ___________ ." by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Let's play a game! Do you remember Mad Libs from when you were a kid? Mad Libs For those of you who have never played, let me explain this "world's greatest word g ... Read on »
(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Fly Anyway by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness When you understand why something hurts, it stops hurting. When you understand you have options, you take action. And when you understand you have wings, you ... Read on »
(Almost) Wordless Wednesday: Persistence by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Persistence is not about knocking on one door... until the dang thing finally opens. It's about knocking on all of them. Knock, knock - The Universe ... Read on »
...and Save My Sanity by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image by wadem via Flickr So yesterday I talked about my fear of death and the "death realization" episodes that seem to occur as I fall asleep. I shared that I had ... Read on »
10 New Words to Describe My Fatigue by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image via Wikipedia Did you know that the Eskimos have 100 words for snow ? Seems if you live with snow day in, day out, for your entire life, just one word isn't enoug ... Read on »
100 Words: I Wonder What Would Happen.... by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image via Wikipedia When something "good" happens, we rarely question our favorable circumstances. We revel in the moment and praise our good luck, hard work or a good an ... Read on »
100 Words: I'm Discombobulated by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image via Wikipedia Discombobulated: I don't know why I love this word, but I always have and it seems I always will. Maybe it's because saying, 'My life is discomb ... Read on »
100 Words: On Bad News by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image via Wikipedia Two of my friends received bad news: a death and a troubling diagnosis. And everything I want to say to comfort them sounds so overused. In ... Read on »
15 Ways Hepatitis C Treatment is Kicking My Butt by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness In eight weeks, I've moved from the hard part of Hepatitis C treatment into the uphill climb portion of the journey.   So today I am going to share some very p ... Read on »
2013: The Year I Really, Really Needed Distractions by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome 2014! I know I didn't spend much time here last year and I really missed blogging.  But I am happy to report I am ready to dive back in. As for m ... Read on »
25 Adjectives I Would Use to Describe Myself by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image via Wikipedia I'm a little late to the party, but I still want to play this game! Fragile Annie at It's Time to Get Over How Fragile You Are first played back in ... Read on »
A Diabetes Meme by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image via Wikipedia I know I write more about my chronic pain, chronic fatigue and fibromyalgia. While they have taken the spotlight over the past six years, they aren't ... Read on »
A Friend Asks: So, Why Do You Write? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness The loneliest people in the world we writers are. Except that, while we are conversing and laughing with ourselves, we manage to shed our loneliness . . . to scatter ... Read on »
A Hepatitis C Treatment Prayer by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I got inspired and tried my hand at a remix of The Hepper's Prayer.  My version is called A Hepatitis C Treatment Prayer.  Like it? ... Read on »
A Letter to My Dearest Companion and Friend #NHBPM by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness My dearest companion and friend, I don't say this often enough...thank you for always doing your best for me. You and me, we both have our faults and fai ... Read on »
A Plan to Save the Day by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image via Wikipedia I probably should mention that the monthly blogging theme for July for NaBloPoMo is SAVE. It's been a while since I blogged on a theme, but judg ... Read on »
A Pretty Pink Holiday Surprise at the Mall by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Pretty girls dressed in pink at the mall. Oh, to go shopping at the mall!  I don't have to tell you it's that time of year again...or what a workout it ... Read on »
A Question: Why Should It Trouble Us? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image via Wikipedia A friend on Facebook asked There was a time when we were not: this gives us no concern. Why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we s ... Read on »
A Reader Asks: Sweet Poison Revisited by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image via Wikipedia A reader asksDo you really believe Snopes when they tell you Aspartame is harmless when studies by a myriad of doctors have shown health problems such ... Read on »
A Reader asks: What medication do you find works for you? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Image via Wikipedia A reader asks what medication do you find works for you? i hav bn to see my rumotologist today, last time i saw her was 2004! i was told that they now ... Read on »