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Hey y’all! Due to some exciting (for me) upcoming changes in blogging plans and to help keep my general sanity straight, I’ve moved everything together from this blog & Summer Says over to SummerPlum.com. So, if you are a subscriber/follower of this here site, I would suggest you click on over to there, follow or add … Continue reading


  • "I have learned now that while those who speak about ones miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more" - C.S. Lewis
  • The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart. ~Nikolai Lenin
  • A healthy body is the guest-chamber of the soul; a sick, its prison. ~Francis Bacon
  • Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey. ~Marcel Proust
  • The longer I live the less confidence I have in drugs and the greater is my confidence in the regulation and administration of diet and regimen. ~John Redman Coxe
  • The I in illness is isolation, and the crucial letters in wellness are we. ~Author unknown, as quoted in Mimi Guarneri, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing
  • The... patient should be made to understand that he or she must take charge of his own life.  Don't take your body to the doctor as if he were a repair shop. ~Quentin Regestei

“The most important thing in illness is never to lose heart.”

~Nikolai Lenin


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I am a patient and a massage therapist. I am not a doctor. Even if I was, you'd be silly to change your wellness plan based solely on my blog.

This information is for information only, not diagnosis, treatment or assessment of your health. Before you make any changes to your treatment or medications, speak to the appropriate doctor in charge of your care.