Life is Happening


And Keeps Happening LOL

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So life has been throwing multiple curve balls and I happen to be a terrible catcher! Many of you have probably noticed I take more and more breaks of late. It happens and I know you understand. I thank you dearly for that! Seriously, the amount of support and strength I draw from each of you is the best pick-me-up a gal could ask for! Every message, comment, email and care package is a simple reminder of why I miss it all so much when I am unable to be active. I care not what anyone else says, the book community is the best community!

So this is not one of those “I am sorry I cannot keep up” posts (although we know I am and don’t bother telling me not to be, it is who I am πŸ˜‰ ). This is a brief update and play on what put the “V” in BVT.

Many of you are aware that I made the decision to wean off of my current seizure medsCrazy Pills.png (with medical advice of course). I was on a rather hefty dose and found that my tremors had returned and the brain fog was overwhelming. I mean when you are mid sentence and have to stop and ask yourself what you were saying or cannot remember something that happened 5 minutes ago.. something has to give. Since symptoms were returning and an increase is not advisable, I decided to try life without my little morning, evening and afternoon pill. Considering that I receive a new pill nearly every time I visit a specialist, I am sure there will be no shortage of meds to experiment with. But for now, I am tired of feeling groggy and over medicated. I also evicted the Valium from my med cabinet.

So as it stands I am trying to adjust to tremors and some symptoms in my hands and feet that are causing pain while living with vertigo. What can I say? I am an attention whore. Go big or go home haha. Totally kidding. I honestly hate it when people notice me. Yes, I know, I blog. But I like this behind the screen outlet. It is much easier than life on this side at times. I am still learning to accept my new body and the weird but sometimes entertaining things it seems to do. I am also learning my walker is a better friend than the floor and life goes on even if you look like some shoved a quarter up your arse while trying to meander through a bike shop (which was certainly not a purchase for myself, but now I know where to go for a snazzy helmet should the need arrive!).

But maybe the most important part of this post that I have yet to mention is how happy I am. Truly. That is typed with no underlying sarcasm. During the last two years I have tackled an entire line of challenges I never imagined and I am winning. Ok.. physically I need some work. But here is what the last two years have handed me:

  • The ability to recognize that I have the world’s best support group, period
  • My nonhusband would follow me to the end of the Earth and back and love me at my worst
  • My kids are full of compassion and strength that they will always use to better our family
  • My employers are the finest.. seriously they have went above and beyond
  • I am stronger than I ever knew and comfortable saying that now

Long story short, my time online will fluctuate and I may not always be as solid of a presence as I would like, but it is all okay. Know that I am ok. Life is good and I have so much more to be thankful for than I will ever have to complain about.

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.”
Arthur Rubinstein

You are all the best! Much Love to You All!

Danielle ❀

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82 thoughts on “Life is Happening

  1. Loving the upbeat attitude Danielle you are like a breath of fresh air despite all your problems, hope the symptoms you are having settle down and I’m always here for you. Take care & look after yourself my little ⭐️😘😘

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  2. AFK WTF?!? I had to Google it, I mean c’mon now I feel really old like ancient!πŸ˜‚

    Ooohhh, messages, emails and care packages, that’s cos you are a popular, well liked and respected blogger.πŸ˜€ I want care packages, blogging is international, I could get guns from the US, drugs from Mexico, real pizza from Italy, sauerkraut from Germany hhhmm…….this idea has merit!πŸ˜‚

    I had to smile at the quarter up the arsed bit!πŸ˜‚

    With everything that you put up with and have been through its great and truly remarkable that you can say you are happy, lots of people can’t say that they are happy so it really shows a strength of character and the type of person that you are.πŸ˜€

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    1. Sorry that was the gamer speak in me coming out haha. PC gamer.. WOW πŸ˜›

      Fresh out of the items your request for said care package πŸ˜‰ Not sure pizza would arrive in digestable condition haha.

      Thank you for all of the wonderful words and being here through the ups and downs. Means the world to have support πŸ™‚

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      1. I’ve been having a tough go of it. My migraines are up to 4-5 a week and I’m not sleeping, so all my other issues are acting up as well. The good news is that I’m back on my insurance, at least temporarily and I have an appointment with my doctor next week. Unfortunately I think I’ll only be able to afford to stay on my insurance until the end of the month. Right now I’m thinking of you and how upbeat you are, a n d trying to stay positive myself.πŸ’Ÿ

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        1. I am sending you all of the comforting and strengthening vibes I can muster! You deserve them all ❀ I hope you are able to accomplishment a good amount while insured! I am nervous about that area as well with all that is happening. Nonstop migraines are so debilitating. I know it can be hard to find a good mental space with that. Stay strong!

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  3. Danielle, much love to you!! You are incredible with all you go through and all you do!! It’s so, so hard to not let living with physical problems bring you down at times; I’ve done it many, many times. You’re strength is a inspiration and source of encouragement. And you are not alone, if you ever need someone to commiserate with! I’ve been living with the chronic, daily pain of fibromyalgia, 3 herniated spinal discs, and arthritis for over a decade and the never ending cycle of pain along with new medicines, the non-stop doctor visits, the drug side effects…well, you know can be so disheartening at times. I’m so glad your home support system is so wonderful! And as you’ve said the book blogging community is just so supportive and loving as well! Take care, and I totally admire how strong you are! 😊❀

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    1. Thank you so much for all of this Stephanie! I am so happy we have come to know one another ❀ You have been a wonderful ear and support. I really hope all is well with you. I think of you often and hope you are having good days. I just could not imagine the pain. Sending much love ❀


      1. I’m so happy too, Danielle!! You have been such a good friend since we met through our blogs! I love our talks ❀ You’ve been so supportive as well, and I really appreciate that. Not many people understand what someone else is going through, especially with pain they can’t see like fibromyalgia. I don’t know how many times I’ve been told I don’t look sick or it’s in my head by well meaning family, friends, or strangers….the curse of the invisible illness!! One day, no one hour, with my pain would change their tune!

        Thank you for all your good thoughts!! They mean so much!! Know you are in mine daily too!! I’m feeling better every day from last week’s surgery but it’s caused a flare up of my fibromyalgia, which I expected. Any stress, physical or emotional or illness generally does. So far it’s a small one, so I’m thankful! I had one over Christmas that left me stuck in the bed for 2 weeks

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        1. I am so pleased to know you are recovering, but very sorry to hear about the flare up. Expected or not that is so rough.

          Invisible illness is difficult on so many levels. I cannot tell you how many times I wanted to scream or hide and cry after hearing “you do not look sick” or “mind over matter”. I totally get it.

          Hoping you enjoyed the week and were able to rest ❀


  4. Much love to you, my dear! Take and the time and rest you need. We’ll wait for you! I always look forward to your commentary, and seeing a new comment from you always brightens my day! πŸ™‚ Be well!

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  5. Thank you, Danielle, for sharing this information about yourself. You had mentioned in previous post that you suffered from a chronic illness. Both my children also suffer from chronic illnesses so I can relate a lot. Love to you and I hope that you symptoms settle. I do understand why you want to reduce the meds. They blanket your mind to an extent and ask your emotions and thoughts. I have seen it in one of my children.

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    1. Ah yes. My son has went through the same with meds at well. Always harder when it is our little one huh? He inspires me daily. I know that with all he has overcome, I can and must set a leading example. Thank you always for the support Robbie ❀ I hope the family is well.

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  6. I’m so pleased to hear that you’re happy ❀ You've been through more in the past few years than what most people go through in a lifetime and I think your positive, upbeat attitude towards everything is wonderful. I think the way in which people approach life's challenges mentally makes a huge difference in how they can deal with it. I know you don't see yourself as an inspiration, but I think you are ❀ Rather than looking at the negatives, you look at all the positives instead. I wish you all the luck with the medication adjustments ❀

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    1. Oh Jazz, you have been such a wonderful friend through it all ❀ I am not sure how long we have been chatting now, but I feel we have known each other for some time. I have to agree, I have definitely learned that attitude can make or break you when things get tough ❀


  7. Despite the pain etc. It sounds like you are in a good place mentally, which is half the battle I sometimes think. It is wonderful you are surrounded by love, care and respect and long may it continue x

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  8. Danielle, you are an admirable woman and I love, like many others here, the upbeat attitude… I absolutely love that you always have support from your family- that is just the best and with them behind you for support you can do anything!
    My absolute respect and love to you! Your Stan! πŸ˜‰ ❀

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    1. Oh my dearest Stan! Where would I be without you ❀ You have made a huge impact in my life this last year. All of our comments, etc.. I have enjoyed every single moment. I can always count on you for fun chats and great recs! πŸ™‚


  9. Ahoy there matey. Sending well wishes yer way. Take care of yerself. I always love to hear from ye but take the time ye need. We will be here fer ye whenever yer in port. Always glad to have ye on me crew. Arrrr!
    x The Captain

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  10. This post made my heart swell πŸ™‚ You are so strong Danielle, and truly inspire me. You are so positive and take whatever life throws at you with such grace. You have every reason in the world to complain & give up, but you just keep on swimming! You are amazing.

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    1. Well maybe not as much grace as I would have you believe πŸ˜‰ But I blame the vertigo! I still have my moments for sure, but I have learned much over the course of it all and sometimes acceptance is key ❀ Thank you for being such a dear friend.

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  11. Yay for you Danielle! You are strong and keep those positive “vibes” going! How very blessed you are to have the ability to recognize all the love and support that surrounds you!

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  12. Wow, your outlook on things is truly inspiring. πŸ™‚ I’m glad you have so many wonderful and important things in your life to bring you overall happiness even when you’re going through some tough stuff as well. Wishing you the best! ❀

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