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Surprise! I have toes!

I have been attending Krav Maga consistently and something happened tonight. You know that “Soldier Crawl”?   I had modified it using my forearms and knees.  Today,  I was crawling, and quite naturally, my toes took over for my knees.  It felt natural, and surprised me.  It only happened twice, but it happened.   I […]

Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis and Skin Care?

All my travel, education and maintenance for The Mighty Turtle, is covered by me.  I seek no sponsors, because when someone writes a check, there is an obligation of loyalty for their support.  That’s something I put upon myself, but hey, I like sleeping at night. Here’s why I don’t seek sponsors:  I am free […]

Yes, It Looks Scary, but it Will Grow Back…

I’ve had a wound /ulcer /hole in my knuckle for a few weeks now.  I had an upswing and it looked like it was going to close, but there is still some icky drainage going on, so I made an appointment to see my doctor to have it looked at today. I have to say, […]

Krav Maga, Yoga, Scleroderma, Sarcoidosis and Feeling Good

I have returned to Krav Maga Classes.  I kept putting it off because I was so busy, I felt it would be too much.  Boy, was I wrong. I went back to my first class two weeks ago and felt energized and empowered after my class.  I am working to make more time for it, […]

Introducing… The Mighty Turtle Amazon Store

Through the years, I have found many products that have bee helpful.  Since I will be writing product reviews for items, I thought: Why not link a store to Amazon?  So, here it is.  The Mighty Turtle Amazon Store It’s a great way to assist those looking for items, to shop and what I earn […]

Pain Management with Scleroderma

      If you missed the Treatment Diaries Chat about Scleroderma on 3/5/2013, we talked briefly about the stigma of pain medication.  (check it out HERE “I don’t want to depend on pain medication.” Sometimes, it’s what we need to do. Stop the pain medication stigma already!  We’ve all said it.   Of course, in […]

Happy New Year!

Well, it’s lucky ’13.  I hope your ’13 is going well.  There have been some great changes for me.  I am in the process of relocating to an apartment.  Moving is “fun”!  I need to acknowledge my family and friends who have been helping.  They are generously tolerating my apprehension to ask for help and […]

WEGO Health: Miss Congeniality & Hilarious Health Activist

Day 30 Chris Dean Virgo. Pocket Duck Expert. WEGO Heath Activist. I heard about Chris Dean’s blog, Life Your Way! in June of 2012.  Since that time, I  try to read her blog every day.  It is truly where “Health and Humor Meet in a Head-on Collision”.  I am supporting her nomination as Miss Congeniality […]

Hitting My Wall And Breaking Through

In June, I hit the wall*.  It’s not my first wall, and it won’t be my last, but I have broken through this one, brick by brick.   I hit my wall in June after a personal disappointment  and  became less active in social media.  Not as a blogger, but as member of the community. […]

A Scleroderma Patient Walks Into A Doctor’s Office… And The Doctor Has Scleroderma

Edited 8/31/2012  I felt that my original post was a bit hard on the doctor.  I don’t mention him by name, but above all he is human and a fellow patient.  This experience is not just about me, but about me coping with the world around me.  Sometimes I do so in a way that seems […]