Hi there and welcome to my blog!
As the title alludes to, I get confused easily at times so look forward to posts that may be a random spill of thought. While this is a blog about living life with a chronic illness and all that goes along with it, there will also be posts about anything else that comes to mind!
I enjoy listening to music, watching movies, reading, perusing the internet - Pinterest is a favorite of mine, cooking, spending time with those that I love more than books and cheesecake combined, and so much more. I have an opinion on everything so you'll read a lot of those here.
Oh, by the way, my name is Jody. I'm 42 years old, chronically tired but with the help of Revlon & Clairol, I'm not frightening small children and animals. John is my husband of 20 years. I have a 22 year old daughter, Kendall. She is a single mother to an 8 month old, beautiful baby boy, Piper. I also have a 20 year old son, Colton who is engaged to a great girl, Kailyn. They have a three year old daughter, my precious peach, Ava. My best friend and soulmate, the one who most takes this journey of chronic illness with me is Tony. You'll find that they are mentioned often so I thought I should introduce them as well!
While the primary subject matter of this blog can be serious and sometimes sad, it can also be hilarious to navigate through a life affected by disease. It wouldn't seem like it, right? But when you look for your car keys for an hour and only find them in the freezer when you go to drown your sorrows in a bowl of Chunky Monkey ice cream, well.. that deserves laughter.
I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2009. Before that though, came Hypothyroidism in 1996. The two often times go hand in hand, which is why I mentioned it. I also have IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and have had for many years. That also goes along with Fibromyalgia, more often than not. I was diagnosed with Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) in 2012. My body is going to hell in a sassy, red leather handbag and taking all of its acronyms with it!
I hope that you get to know me more through the blog posts. But what I hope for even more is that everything I share here helps you on your own journey as a person who suffers from a chronic illness or as someone that loves a person who does.
Please feel free to email me or leave comments. I want to hear your stories too!