Posts tagged "Fibromyalgia"

Finding healing in healthier eating

Well.  It’s been one week.  One week nearly free of chemicals in my food.  The question is has it made a difference so far. Have I found any healing in this new diet? Just one week ago, my diet consisted of lemon lime soda, pizza, white bread, processed canned fruits, soups and mac & cheese. ... Read more »

Raising the white flag for my health

I give up. That’s right I give up.  I’m raising the white flag and about to do something I thought I would never do. Like most Americans, my diet up to this point in my life has consisted of over processed, chemically laced boxed, canned, bagged stuff resembling food.  I make no bones about it. ... Read more »

Medical Marijuana and Fibromyalgia

Medical Marijuana and Fibromyalgia
You might be asking yourself what a good Christian girl is doing talking about medical marijuana.  Well, when you have a debilitating decease such as Fibromyalgia, you consider all the options for relief of the symptoms and for me that includes considering medical marijuana. Since Illinois became one of the latest states to legalized medical... Read more »
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I Popped My Cherry

Yes the title is absolutely correct.  I popped my cherry.  I am no longer a virgin.  Over twenty-five years ago I drew a line in the sand that I promised myself I would never cross.   A commitment I have worked hard to keep . . . until now.   The sun was shining.  A cool breeze... Read more »

Fibromyalgia Sucks; When your mind and body betray you

I have two words for you – Fibromyalgia SUCKS- in every definition of the word.  For those individuals like me that suffer from a not so mild case of this enigma of a disorder, Fibromyalgia takes over your body and even sends your brain on side trips way out of your control.  Pain, fatigue, loss... Read more »

Divorce is Hell and Where is God?

Divorce!  Right now this is the ugliest word in the English language to me.  Every couple that goes through divorce has their own issues and obstacles to over come.  The problems seem to intensify when children are involved.  But to add another layer to the already complicate life event, try being transgender. The issues that... Read more »
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The personal high cost of Transgender transiton

On top of the emotional toll of unsupportive family members and friends, the financial cost for transgender individuals to transition can be extremely high. Only recently have companies and governmental agencies started to see the need to include transition related medical expenses in their insurance coverage. Currently there is no explicit federal legal requirement for... Read more »

Fibromyalgia and fighting for my life back

Finally. I have a diagnosis – Fibromyalgia.  After months of pain and fatigue to the point of disability, I can now start working towards getting things right. I no longer feel like an episode of House. Wednesday night, after receiving the diagnosis, I spent hours reading about what I was now facing.  I knew a... Read more »

Facing the Future with Faith

I’ve seen the look before.  I’ve seen it on the faces of doctors when I worked as a veterinary tech and I am sure it flashed across my own face a few times when I was a paramedic. Unfortunately, I have seen it directed at me more times than I care lately. It’s not one... Read more »
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    Meggan Sommerville is a Christian transgender woman with a heart for educating others about the transgender community and her faith in her Savior, Jesus Christ. Her career life has taken her on a variety of adventures, from being a veterinary technician in the Western burbs of Chicago to being an EMT/Paramedic, EMS instructor, and a paid on call firefighter for Bolingbrook , Illinois. Since 1998, she has been the frame shop manager for a national craft retailer. You can contact Meggan via email at Transgirlatcross@aol.com or find her on Facebook at Trans Girl at the Cross

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