Helping women with chronic illnesses

Please Slow Down…

Dear Life,

Please slow down. I can’t keep up. I am overwhelmed and tired. Many thoughtful online friends have sent me messages to inquire as to whether I’m alright because I have been online so much less than usual. I’m alright.

I just feel like I’m on a merry-go-round and I can’t get off. While I have tried my best to reply to everyone, I know there are messages I haven’t gotten to. Hopefully this post will get the message out to any of my online friends with whom I haven’t yet connected. Anyway, life, if you can slow down just a little bit so I can catch my breath, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you.


P.S. For those of you who have asked about my husband, he went to the stroke clinic for the first time yesterday (for follow-up regarding pre-stroke symptoms he has been having). The appointment was thorough and went well; the doctor was a good listener. They will be doing more tests. Thank you for your support.

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1 AmandaNo Gravatar { 07.08.11 at 2:38 pm }

Glad to hear the appointment went well and they are planning more tests!

Thanks for the update… now take your time and let that merry-go-round slow down before you trying jumping off it xx

2 AnnieNo Gravatar { 07.08.11 at 11:43 pm }

Best wishes for you and your husband. Glad you’re hanging in there and hope things slow down a little soon!

3 EndochickNo Gravatar { 07.08.11 at 11:49 pm }

I am relieved your husband is getting the care and testing he needs. I hope they find out what’s causing his symptoms and remedy it quickly! As to life slowing down, I wish I had a pause button to press so you could collect your thoughts, calm your breath, and take some time to break from life’s stress.

4 DarleneNo Gravatar { 07.09.11 at 5:02 pm }


We all know you have a busy full life. Having chronic conditions can be a job in itself. Many appointments, fatigue, headaches.

I hope that you and your husband are relieved to finally getting on the right track. Soon you will get some answers, and learn the best treatment options.

Try to slow down as much as you can and enjoy the summer. To me, it’s the best season of the year. Except for the humidity and heat:) <3<3

5 DarleneNo Gravatar { 07.09.11 at 5:04 pm }

I should have proof read my comment. I meant to say, your husband will be finally getting on the right track, OOOPS!!

6 JennNo Gravatar { 07.12.11 at 6:25 pm }

I hope things slow down for you. You & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Take care.

7 Hayley CafarellaNo Gravatar { 07.12.11 at 9:05 pm }

Sending love and hugs for you and the fam xoxox I hope that life slows down a little and gives you a break soon!

8 nancyspointNo Gravatar { 07.13.11 at 8:53 am }

Since my cancer diagnosis it seems life has become even busier with the countless appointments and procedures. It would be nice to click the pause button and slow everything down a bit. Best wishes to you and your husband. Thanks for visiting my blog and FB page. I appreciate it.

9 JeanneNo Gravatar { 07.13.11 at 9:28 pm }


I hope so too because the pace lately is truly unsustainable. On a brighter note, we’re looking to get some dedicated relaxation time next week. Wish us luck. Hope you are doing well. 😉


I’m sending love and hugs right back at you. xoxo Yes, I hope so too. We’re working on carving out some time soon to chill out. Hope you are doing well. 😉

Welcome Nancy!

It’s very difficult when the number of appointments and procedures becomes totally overwhelming. I’m sorry that you are so busy. Yes, I’d like one of those pause buttons. If you ever find one, please let me know. 😉 Thank you. I’m happy to have found you via Facebook. It’s always refreshing to find people who are speaking out about pinkwashing and helping others learn about the corporate interests involved. Best wishes and take care.



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