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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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Me & Hep C: Sorting Through My Feelings as Treatment Is About to Begin by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I picked up my Hepatitis C medications from the pharmacy Wednesday night.  When I got home, I inspected them, read the drug monographs enclosed with them and fou ... Read on »
Just Breathe by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to Wordless Wednesday, where the focus is on visual images. The fifth image in my series " Inspiring Words ." Read on »
Does Your Doctor Owe You a Good Break-up? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness On Valentine's Day, this sick chick I can't help but reflect on the number of doctor-patient relationships that I am currently managing.  In fact, I took a moment to j ... Read on »
Pep Talk: Rediscovering That You Are Loved by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Lately I haven't been feeling the love much.  I've been so preoccupied with my health care plans for this year and finding new doctors to replace the other doctors who ... Read on »
I Am So Loved by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to Wordless Wednesday, where the focus is on visual images. Here is the fourth in my series of "Inspiring Words" images. Read on »
Can Money Buy You Good Health? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness They say that money can't buy you love or happiness, but I am beginning to think that it might actually be able to buy you good health, or at least better health if yo ... Read on »
The Health Care Games People Play: What Should I Do? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness It's been a long week.  I attended a plethora of doctors' appointments this week so could be ready to start Hepatitis C treatment.  My week included painful procedures ... Read on »
Do You Know More Than Your Doctor? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to another edition of the Question of the Week. As I am getting ready to start Hepatitis C (HCV) treatment, I've been running across some pretty intere ... Read on »
Hepatitis C: The Facts by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I was so excited when I was recently approached about hosting an infographic on my blog. I asked the designers to create a Hepatitis C awareness infographic and I ... Read on »
Help Stop the Global Crisis of Undertreated Pain by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness I just discovered a new documentary titled Life Before Death which discusses the global crisis of undertreated pain and wanted to share it with you all today.  Pl ... Read on »
Why Don't Infertility and Menopause Count as Forms of Birth Control? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to another edition of the Question of the Week. Let me start by saying that I need to vent because I am feeling really baffled, frustrated and sad . ... Read on »
My Discovery For Getting Fit with Dysautonomia & Fibromyalgia: Seated Exercise Videos by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Discover Exercise from a Seated Position After years of struggling with exercise since becoming a ChronicBabe, suddenly everything clicked when I recently read a ... Read on »
Me and Hep C: How I Became HCV+ by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness The dragon, Hepatitis C To learn more about risk factors for HCV infection, please read the fact sheet  Frequently As ... Read on »
Is Chronic Illness Making It Hard for You to Believe In Yourself? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to another Question of the Week. Several people in my social circles have been writing and talking about self esteem lately.  The conversations have run ... Read on »
Bits and Pieces: Overwhelmed with Health Care at Day 12 by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness This new year is only 12 days old and I am already getting overwhelmed by all the health care tasks on my plate.  Good grief! On Monday I shared about the flare- ... Read on »
Product Suggestions For Your Fibromylagia Flare-Up Kit by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness You can click on any item in this slide show to be taken to  Amazon.com for more information about the product.   Buy any of these products and you'll get  free ... Read on »
Why I've Decided to Treat My Hepatitis C Infection Now by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Hepatitis C is often called the dragon. I guess my new occupation is "dragon slayer." So today is THE big day.  Today I go talk to my hepatologist ... Read on »
Baffled by a Fibromyalgia Flare-up That Came Out of Nowhere? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Welcome to another Question of the Week. Right now, a lot of us living with chronic illness are experiencing symptom flare-ups that seem to have come out of nowhe ... Read on »
A Year In Review: Some of My Best Posts from 2011 by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness This past week I looked at what posts were popular in 2011 here at Oh My Aches and Pains! Since I mostly write from my daily experiences, it is always interesting ... Read on »
Me and Hep C: Am I Getting Cold Feet? by Selena Facebook Posted in: Blog Posts in Chronic Illness Even when you know that you are making the right decision, you can still get cold feet while you are waiting for the consequences of said decision to kick in. Tha ... Read on »