Helping women with chronic illnesses


Welcome to Chronic Healing!

Some of you found this blog because you’re familiar with the blog that preceded it, Jeanne’s Endo Blog. Others have found this blog through other means. Whatever it is that brings you here, welcome!!

The following is the first video associated with this blog. It gives a brief bit of background.

Please take a few moments to navigate around the site. I think you’ll find it easier to locate things (and more quickly) than on the previous blog.

In the near future, there will be blog giveaways including:

An autographed Jannie Funster CD (just released)

Three different books donated by Kelly Damron of Twin Peas Blog and Podcast

A book donated by Rosalind Joffe of

Some surprises that Alicia (aka Yaya) of Yaya Stuff is donating as well!

I will have to pace myself with the schedule for the blog giveaways because, well, I am exhausted! So I will be doing them in the near future… but mostly likely one contest/prize at a time.

So please bear with me as I roll these blog giveaways out gradually. The rules for each giveaway will be clearly stated in future posts. So stay tuned for more details.

I hope you’ll enjoy Chronic Healing! I am very much looking forward to your comments on the new blog.

P.S. Please note the “Tweet This” function at the end of each post! How cool is that??? Cassie rocks!

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1 YayaNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 10:06 am }

Congratulations!!!!! I’ll put a lil message on my blog about your new blog tonight!! You already show up in my blog reader so my ‘follower’ status must have switched over on its own. Oh, I tried to watch your vlog but it said it has been disabled…hopefully just a temporary glitch.

Yaya’s last blog post..Bloggity-Blog-Schmog

2 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 10:21 am }


Thank you!!!!! That’s great! I appreciate your blogging about my blog’s move. Do you mean the Blogger follower friend carried over? I’m just curious. I’m sorry the video didn’t play for you! Hmm. It plays on my blog so I thought it was all set. My YouTube settings have been changed since that company took my copyrighted video and started using it to sell their product (implying that I endorse it). I wonder if that’s it? Can you view it from my YouTube channel OK? Just click the YouTube button to get to my channel. Thank you for letting me know!


3 ShanonNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 12:38 pm }

Hi Jeanne! LOVE the new site! It looks amazing! I’m SO excited! I’ll put a link to it in my next post on my blog. Great job!! 🙂

4 Teena in TorontoNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 12:47 pm }

Happy blogoversary!

5 EndochickNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 1:12 pm }

CONGRATS on the news blog, Jeanne! It looks great and all the hard work paid off. I know it took a lot of out of you, but it was worth it, wasn’t it? 🙂

I’ll update my blogroll so future visitors will hit this site and not your old one. Also, I can’t view the video. It says “embedding disabled by request.”

Endochick’s last blog post..Something is Burning

6 JNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 1:20 pm }

Congrats!!! I like the new blog a lot! 🙂 PS The tweet this is awesome! 🙂

J’s last blog post..Protected: Yay!!

7 Pamela JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 2:12 pm }

Love the new look of the place. It’s clean and bright and inviting! Beautifully done…

8 SonjaNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 3:29 pm }

I too was automatically switched to follow your new blog! Congrats! I’m so excited! Looks great!!

Sonja’s last blog post..Eli’s Graduation

9 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 1:25 pm }


Welcome!! Thank you so much! I’m excited too! I just took a peek at your blog and see that you did a whole blog post linking back here? THANK YOU! That was so nice of you! I really appreciate your support! Thank you very much!! 🙂


10 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 1:35 pm }

Welcome Teena in Toronto!

Wow… it’s nice to see new faces. 🙂 Thank you for stopping by!


11 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 2:13 pm }


THANK YOU! I’m so glad it’s up and running. 🙂 I’m just grateful to Cassie Germsheid (of Mamas On The Web) for working so hard on it. We had some interesting glitches to overcome but Cassie makes things happen. 🙂

THANK YOU for thinking to update your blogroll with my new blog name and blog address… and I’m hoping that others will do the same. That’s one of the things that I should mention in future posts. The video works now. I’m sorry it didn’t work earlier. I know why it didn’t work but won’t get into it now. It’s a long story having to do with copyrights. I don’t have the energy to elaborate. Thanks for letting me know, though. There were a few of you that tried it earlier and couldn’t see it. It should be OK now.



12 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 2:16 pm }


Thank you!!! 🙂 I know! Isn’t the “Tweet This” going to be FUN? 🙂


13 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 2:18 pm }

Pamela Jeanne,

Thank you! Cassie Germsheid was the one who helped me with the blog transfer and she doesn’t mess around. I’m excited to finally be moved over here from my previous blog. 🙂


14 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 2:20 pm }

Hi Sonja!

When you say “automatically switched”, are you talking about the little box that comes up on the screen of the old blog telling you that you’re being re-directed here… or something else? I’m just curious. Thank you!!


15 SonjaNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 2:46 pm }

When I log onto blogger, and with the list of blogs that I follow, “Chronic Healing” was already there waiting for me so I was just able to click on your “Welcome” post and it brought me right to it!

Sonja’s last blog post..Retail Vent

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17 Melissa RalstonNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 2:53 pm }

Hi Jeanne,

First off, congrats on your blog-versary. When you first started did you ever on earth think that you would be growing to where you are at now? You have created something wonderful and inspiring and helpful for those who live their days with chronic illnesses.

While I am relatively new to the blog world, I can appreciate the great time and effort you spend to not only write informative and helpful posts to educate others on a wide variety of topics, but to also take the time to individually reply to any comments that are left. You deserve all the kudos 🙂

Take care,

Melissa Ralston’s last blog post..Coping: Living a Life with Endometriosis

18 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 2:53 pm }


OK, so it sounds like you’re talking about in the Google feeder that you access in the Blogger dashboard or something? From there it’s giving you this link?


19 Dorian aka coffeesister |_|)No Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 4:52 pm }

Welcome to a new year in blogging; congratulations on the move to WordPress, your own domain & SUCH an appropriate one to boot! I look forward to seeing where the changes will take you as well as sharing your valuable insights on Chronic Healing. ^_^

Thanx again for sharing my interview..

I know you strive to connect those of us w/chronic illnesses & keep us informed, for which I’m thankful. Do let me know when & how I can help. ~_~

“My illness has taught me something about the nature of humanity, love, brotherhood and relationships that I never understood, and probably never would have. So, from that standpoint, there is some truth and good in everything.” – Lee Atwater

Dorian aka coffeesister |_|)’s last blog post..YOU so silly!

20 Lupron GirlNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 4:59 pm }

Congratulations on the new website! I’ve been anxiously awaiting it!

Lupron Girl’s last blog post..RE, the Hope Killer

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22 Kelly DNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 6:20 pm }

Congrats Jeanne! Keep up the good work.

Kelly D’s last blog post..Infertility and Beyond…Books

23 Sue IngebretsonNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 7:05 pm }


Everything looks great here and the video worked fine for me. I’m sure you’ll do well her and kudos to you and your new format.

24 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 7:38 pm }

Hey coffeesister! What’s brewing?

First, thank you so much for all of your support on twitter. I really appreciate it! 🙂

Yes, I like starting out my second year of blogging in these digs. Cassie does good work! I asked for blue rippled water and you see what I got. Perfection. Cassie doesn’t mess around.

I love the blog name. Cassie and I collaborated on that one. I had explained to her what I was looking for in a name. I was trying to find a blog name with “chronic” in it that didn’t sound dismal and dreary. We went over several words to pair with “chronic” before Cassie came up with “healing”. It sounded perfect to me! (Cassie is a regular genius).

I was happy to tweet the URL for that interview you mentioned because it was a great article on coping with chronic illness. I think people with many different chronic conditions can benefit from that post. (Psst: Readers, if you haven’t read the post linked above, you might want to check it out).

Yes, stayed connected and informed is so important when coping with chronic conditions! Thank you so much. You’ve already helped a great deal on twitter.

Awesome quote!


25 Susie CollinsNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 8:12 pm }

Congratulations, Jeanne! It looks beautiful! Good job. And thanks so much for including The Canary Report in your Healing Posse. xoxo

Susie Collins’s last blog post..Therapeutic gardens and the power of scent

26 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 10:41 pm }


Thank you. Hmm. I guess the best answer would be that I had no clue a year ago that I’d be this addicted to blogging. 🙂

Seriously, your kind words are much appreciated. Of course, you are never at a shortage for kind words.

While you may be relatively new to the blog world, you have been facilitating the Goddesses of Endometriosis online support group for endometriosis for what, 7-8 years now? With almost 1,000 members?

So even before you started blogging you had plenty of experiences that have been great teachers. (They say experience is the greatest teacher, right?) Anyway, I know you are well aware of the time and effort that goes into blogging on health topics where there’s always research to be done and there are always facts to check.

I really appreciate your thoughtful comments and you know (from personal experience) about the time/effort that goes into posts where a fair amount of research is needed… because you have a similar writing style so far as checking things out and getting the research to back it up. Plus, you individually reply to comments too. So kudos to you! 🙂

Thank you so much for the support you give me every day, literally!

By the way, the post you wrote today made me cry and I will need to mosey over to your blog to comment ASAP but wanted to thank you for the touching post you wrote today: “An Amazing Friendship”. Indeed it is!! (Readers, here is the thoughtful post from Melissa today: (

Melissa, you are one special lady! 🙂

Take care,


27 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 10:44 pm }

Thank you! I’m happy to hear you’ve been waiting for it. 🙂


28 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 10:46 pm }


Thank you!!

I appreciate your support and I know readers here will appreciate your generous book donations for blog giveaway prizes! 🙂

Take care,


29 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 10:49 pm }

Welcome Sue!

Thank you. Yes, I fixed the video glitch earlier (long story). I really appreciate your kind words. 🙂

Take care,


P.S. It’s lovely the number of twitter friends who are visiting me here today! 🙂

30 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 10:55 pm }

Aloha Susie!

Thank you! Thanks too for promoting my blog online!! I’m glad you like it. Susie, you’ll always be in my “posse”.

Mahalo! (Did I spell it right?) 🙂


31 Sandy/Fighting FatigueNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 11:26 pm }

This site is great! Congratulations on the upgrade. You will love having your own domain so much better.

Sandy/Fighting Fatigue’s last blog post..Comments & Opinions On ME/CFS “Cause” & Diagnostic Test Research

32 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.01.09 at 11:52 pm }


Thank you! It’s exciting. I’ve been wanting to make this switch for a long time. Yes, I know I’m going to appreciate having my own domain name. 🙂


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34 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 3:31 am }


Thank you very much for supporting my new blog! When you get a chance, please update the blog name and address since I know you have the old one listed in your blogroll. Thank you!!

Take care,


Jeanne’s last blog post..Welcome!

35 JeannetteNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 11:22 am }

Hi there again,

Love the new site, very well done! That was a great idea although a lot of work…I’m sure you are glad it is done now.

I will continue to send people to your site through, email, twitter facebook etc.

Take care and great job,


36 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 2:51 pm }


Hi! Thank you! A blog transfer such as this isn’t simple. That’s true. So I was very fortunate to work with Cassie Germsheid. She does excellent work. Yes, I am glad the move is over. That last few days got a bit nerve-wracking for me but Cassie helped me through it.

Thank you so much! I appreciate you sending people via email, twitter, and Facebook communications. Thank you.

You are in my thoughts. I hope you can get some pain relief very soon. I know it’s hard. Hang in there!

Thanks again.

Take care,


P.S. Be sure to enter to win a CD on today’s post “Blog Giveaway 1”. I love it. 🙂 Music helps me feel better when I’m in pain.

37 Laura DunksNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 4:27 pm }

Hey Jeanne, best of luck with the launch of the new blog hope it is going swimmingly! Take care, hope you are as well as possible!


38 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 4:37 pm }

Hi Laura!

Thank you! I appreciate it. Hope you’re recovering from all of the activity with May’s Blue Ribbon campaign for M.E./C.F.S. I know I’ll be seeing you on twitter. 🙂

If you like music, check out today’s post re: a Blog Giveaway of a CD.


P.S. If you get the energy at some future point, feel free to send a tweet out about my new blog. You know how 1 little tweet with a “please retweet” on it can take on a life of its own? Thank you!! 🙂

39 missmotorcadeNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 4:57 pm }


CONGRATS! Your new site looks AMAZING! I know how much hard work you put in – and it really shows! I am so psyched for you, and to help you share your fantastic knowledge with the rest of the blogosphere!


40 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 5:36 pm }

Hey you!


THANKS! I’m glad you like it! It has kept me out of trouble. 🙂 Thank goodness I had Cassie Germsheid working with me on it! She rocks!

Thank you! You are so sweet!

By the way, thank you so much for joining my new community on MyBlogLog! I just saw your face on its widget before I even found your blog comment. I had tried just simply changing the info in my existing widget from the old site info to the new… but it wasn’t cooperating. So I just made a brand new widget yesterday. You are one of the first to join on it. So thank you!

Whether it’s MyBlogLog, twitter, Facebook or other sites… the more places I can get the new blog name out there, the better. So please help me out with your speciality of tweeting and retweeting to get people aware of the change. Hard as I may try to get the word out, it helps me immensely to have buddies like you helping me spread the word! 🙂

Thanks again!



41 ShaunaNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 6:24 pm }


Congrats!! On your blogoversary…and your new site!! It is beautiful, really clean looking and I’m sure you are excited to get this up and running!!

Thank you for being a bright light in the blogging world. I’ve had trouble with the changeover to MyBlogLog also and really don’t want to start all over again…and I know we’ve been trying to write via that spot!! 😉

You know I love you,

Shauna’s last blog post..The Six Words I Never Wanted To Speak

42 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 7:00 pm }


Thank you!! Yes, I am very excited indeed to have this blog up and running. 🙂

Thank you. Yeah, MyBlogLog was not being very cooperative with switching widgets… That’s for sure! Hopefully you joined my new one because eventually I’m going to delete the old community on MBL. I had exchanged many notes with MBL support and was getting nowhere. So, I started from scratch. I didn’t really want to either but it became evident that I was going to spend a lot more time trying to force the old one to behave than to just make a new one!

I read your comments to Jeannette the other day on her blog. Very sweet. Once a nurse, always a nurse… right? (That was what I was trying to say in that post anyway).

Jeannette is very sweet.

Thank you so much for stopping by to see my new blog!


43 Alexandra CarmichaelNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 8:33 pm }

Hi Jeanne, Congratulations on your blogaversary and new blog! I love the new name and look. Thank you for expanding to helping the millions out there living with chronic pain every day.

Alexandra Carmichael’s last blog post..Daniel’s Podcast for Pharma Marketing Blog

44 JeanneNo Gravatar { 06.02.09 at 10:14 pm }


Hi! Thank you! I’m glad you like the name & look. I appreciate your feedback, positive as always!


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