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Dana Morningstar

Chronically Mommy & Now Read My HIPS!


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I have psoriatic arthritis, avascular necrosis of the hips, knees, and shoulders, fibromyalgia, sjogrens, and osteopenia (among other things). I had my left hip replaced at age 29, my right shoulder replaced in 2010, at age 35. I had my right hip replaced in May 2012. I still need to have the other 3 joints affected by AVN replaced. My husband and I adopted Michael in 2010. I am an empath, a medical intuitive and an energy healer. Whether you have JA, are a parent of someone with JA, or care for someone with JA, I am looking for Guest Bloggers every month! I am also looking for personal stories about those with AVN, Autoimmune Arthritis, fibromyalgia, and/or any chronic pain conditions every single month! If you have a Personal Story you would like to share, please email your story to Dana at Dana.GAGAIntrospective@outlook.com with your title, blog name and URL, your name as you would like it published on my two blogs and on my Facebook Pages, Twitter, etc. If you do not have a blog, that is OK, you can still share your story, simply send me your story in a Word Document with your picture attached and I will put it into my blog for you. It is that simple. Also, I am launching a new Arthritis Group in the GA area to team up with JAers. We will start a mentor group and a transition program. If interested, please contact me at Dana.GAGAIntrospective@outlook.com. I have the website but it is not up and running. You may take a look around to get a feel for what it will be like online. The Georgia Generations Arthritis Introspective will be a local group in the Atlanta area but anyone will be able to be a part of it online. Take a look at the GAGAIntrospective http://GAGAIntrospective.weebly.com and follow me @GAGAAMovement.

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Traveling and kids...and Chronically Mommy...been here before and now here we go again...this time driving to the beach!

Share this! 3 p.m. ET, call in # (714) 459-3943. What it's like being a mommy, having kids who get every single bug going around, and then coming down withthem ourselves? As Chronically Mommy, it can be serious sh!t!! Call Send... more

Share this! 5/29 11 p.m. ET, call in # (714) 459-3943. When Chronically Mommies feel unappreciated, it is super-important that friends and family come together to support them!!!!

What are your thoughts about people's opinions about your disability? Do people give you their own thoughts without your asking? Do people believe you are not sick enough to be disabled? Do people think that you are not in enough pain... more

Taking on too much as Chronically Mommy! (714) 459-3943

When is it ok to talk about what your chronic illness is with others and when is it ok to keep it to yourself? When a stranger asks you what is wrong, should you tell them? When family or friends ask you about your illnesses, should you tell... more

Let's talk frankly about what it's like to be a Mommy and to carry around the extra weight of Chronic Illnesses that include Chronic Pain, Disability, Autoimmune Arthritis Diseases, Avascular Necrosis, Fibromyalgia and more. Let's set the... more

Do you know when to say "NO"? Sometimes we have to. Remember that when we take on too much, we could get sicker, flare or run ourselves down. Don't risk that. Decide what is worth doing and what is worth saying "NO" to. (714)... more

NOW READ MY HIPS! My hips are belly dancing, what are your hips doing? What is your favorite form of exercising, relieving stress, feeling better, getting away from the aches and pains of our own bodies and of our life or the world... more

When people don't or won't adjust to those with disabilities...totally pisses me off! Call in: (714) 459-3943!
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