YouTube Channel: Chronic Illness Reality: Because You are NOT Alone;
Join those with Chronic Illness/Pain in Learning How to Live Fully With Health Issues
YouTube Vlog Channel with Husband: Our Chronic Dance where
George and I share what life is like when both spouses have chronic illness.
My Passion: To influence, motivate and elevate
others with chronic pain & health issues
with encouragment to choose to rise above circumstance
and to live the fullest lives possible!
Wife to George (over a decade)
Mommy to 2 Cavalier King Charles Spaniels:
Giselle (9) & Zoe (9)
and two in heaven: my Mr. Knightley & Casper
Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist
Undergrad + Grad school = 6 yrs.
Worked as SLP for 2.5 years; M.A. CCC-SLP
Central Sensitization (since 2006)
Last day worked: 2/8/06
Star Trek:The Next Generation Nerd
Went to 1st ST Con in 2013 where I met the whole cast!
When dating, George said I was like TNG's Deanna Troi.
Chronic Migraine (since 2005)
I pray a lot…
New Daily Persistent Headache (since October 26, 2005)
I never was a great dancer, but I loved to perform/compete.
Thankfully, my husband loves dancing as much as I do.
Fibromyalgia (since 1994)
Inflammatory Arthritis (auto-immune) (since 2015)
George and I dance around the house like nuts--often.
Genetically pre-disposed to love photography
Asthma (since 2004)
Most favorite photographer of all time: my dad.
Lover of motion pictures especially from 1930s-40s.
Meniere's Disease (since 2010)
Endolymphatic sac decompression surgery (2011)
Gentamicin Injection Right Ear (2015 & twice in 2016)
Most watched film ever: My Man Godfrey with
William Powell & Carole Lombard (1936)
Hyperacusis (since 2010)
Dessert Lover since the womb that
must be gluten, grapefruit, corn, soy, artificial sweeteners, artificial preservatives, clam, whey, oat & cinnamon free.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (since 2010)
Walt Disney World Enthusiast (since 1983)
Major Depression (2002-2016)
Favorite WDW attraction: Magic Kingdom: PeopleMover
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (2012-2014; GONE! Yes!)
Favorite Disney Movie Tie: Cinderella (2015);Tangled; Frozen
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (2003-2015; Yes its gone!)
Favorite Pixar Movie: The Incredibles
Married to George
He loves strawberry ice cream and happens to have:
Crohn's disease; Crohn's related Arthritis;
Major Depression is in remission!
George is a Star Wars Encyclopedia and
almost died from a suicide attempt in 2012.
We frequent Church, Dance Concerts, Musicals & Movies.
We are passionate about:
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention &
participating in Out of the Darkness Walks!
Take 5 Minutes 4 Suicide Prevention HERE!
US Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
Outside US: Befrienders.org for a list b
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