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    I’m not going to lie, SUFFERING SUX! This blog is about that—good old fashioned suffering.

    A disabling illness jolted me from my life's planned trajectory. My story is sometimes humorous, occasionally painful and definitely honest.You’re welcome to journey with me as I face an uncertain future--working to live life with chronic illness, disability, and consequently, a new identity.

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Last Hope… Going to Mayo

By Liz Elliott  Shay needs your help to make a very important trip to one of the Mayo Clinics in Rochester, MN. It’s a world renowned institution and, during a recent trip to Stanford this past March, Dr. Weyand, was adamant that only Mayo could help us, and our neurologist at UCI agreed. Both doctors … Continue reading

Monthly Mystical Power Prayer Polygon: This Sunday 12 Noon

Chalk it up to seasonal affective disorder, lack of motivation, fatigue, winter hibernation or perhaps just laziness (ha!), let’s face it, Suffering Sux has been suffering from a serious lack of content lately. Ah well… I guess that’s the way the blog rolls sometimes.   But one reocurring event is still on course–The Monthly Mystical … Continue reading

First Prayer Circle of the New Year: 1-20-13 @ Noon

Dear Friends and Family, This Sunday’s synchronized event (Jan 20, at 12 noon PST) will mark the first Prayer Circle of 2013. My health has stabilized somewhat, which is good, but a lot of improvement is still required for me to start resuming relatively normal activity. I’ve been able to sit up a bit in … Continue reading

Snippets from the nearly HERE and not so distant NOW…

I Saw God! This past week I met god. Seriously, I did – in a dream. He is a simple fellow, he doesn’t have a lot of depth. But he is quite animated, literally. If my dream holds any merit, God is a 2D cartoon character.   It was a simple yet classic representation. He … Continue reading

Quantum Event: B-Day #42 Power Prayer Polygon Tomorrow@ Noon

I hope that all of you are enjoying your Thanksgiving weekend with LOTS of great food and fine company. It’s almost my forty-second birthday, and unfortunately, I’m facing some especially challenging times (health-wise). In an effort to intervene, my dear family and friends will conjoin spiritual and mental forces into a cohesive and focused mass … Continue reading

Back from the Almost-Dead… Yet Again

{EAV:c2b5045fabef62f2} Well, it seems like I’ve made it through another serious health scare. The Monday before last, I went in for a routine follow-up visit with my Rheumatologist. As usual, labs were ordered to be sure that my numbers were good. So Liz and I zipped into the lab, got my blood drawn, and we … Continue reading

Goodbye Ol’ Friend

A little over a week ago, we lost a superstar of a cat. He had become an absolute fixture in our lives, weaving his way just a little deeper into our hearts everyday for the last almost-nineteen years. I still can’t believe that he’s gone, but, maybe it’s because his spirit is so strong that … Continue reading

Breakin’ Back into the ol’ Blog

You know the old adage, “time flies when you’re having fun”. Well, I can attest to the fact that time still flies even if you’re not having fun. I took brief glance at the front page of Suffering Sux the other day, and I absolutely could not believe that my last entry was dated, August … Continue reading

This Thursday: L.A. Streetsblog Eastside Tour to Benefit the Shay’s Kick Butt & Get Better Fund

The wonderful folks at  L.A. Streetsblog are hosting a great evening of  enlightening film, tasty food and fresh fun to benefit my ongoing fundraising campaign, Shay’s Kick Butt and Get Better Fund, which helps offset my ever-growing medical costs. Thanks to all who are donating their precious time, space and moolah to help make this happen. Event … Continue reading

Runnin’ Rough

I did everything that I could do to stay away, but the gravitational pull of the hospital obviously has a strong, unyielding grip on me, and this last trip to the hospital was just plain frustrating. This time I had to make the dreaded trip to the ER because I was running a fever of … Continue reading

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