Mind Over Matter/Pain – Part 1

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The perception of pain that goes into pain tolerance has two major components; 1) the biological component, ie: a headache that activates pain receptors. 2) the brain’s perception of pain, ie: how much focus is spent paying attention to or ignoring it. (this nutshell version of pain tolerance is thanks to Google) Pain is a bit of a touchy subject with… Read more »

Aquagenic Urticaria

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Aquagenic Urticaria: A rare and incurable condition in which urticaria (hives) develops after the skin comes in contact with water, regardless of the temperature. In a nutshell – an allergy to water – and my new diagnosis 🤪 Is it an actual thing? Apparently so! Is it something I’ve had all of my life? Nope! Is it something that would… Read more »

O.v.e.r.w.h.e.l.m.e.d

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Overwhelmed: buried beneath a huge mass of something. Having a strong emotional effect. To overcome completely in mind or feeling. Bombarded with more than enough. To affect someone’s emotions in a powerful way. This pretty much sums up my week, hence why the blog hasn’t had any action. My goal was to post every few days, but with everything that’s going… Read more »

It’s Meme Time!

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Just when I thought the diagnoses were over, BAM, I got another one yesterday to add to the list *FFS* … Does it fall into the ‘rare’ category again? Of course, it does, but I wouldn’t expect anything to be “normal” with me when it comes to medical conditions 🤪 I will talk about my new diagnosis another time, but… Read more »