I’ll Be Back Soon

Thank you for understanding.
Thank you for understanding.

Dear Friends,

I haven’t posted in ten days; I usually post two to three articles a week.   But, a close friend of mine, Jess, passed away.  She had muscular dystrophy.  The past week has been very difficult for me.  I also have to juggle my grief with my job; my students are preparing for the state championship this week.  It’s hard to put what I’m feeling into words.  I hope to get back to you all soon.

In the meantime, this Saturday, February 28, is Rare Disease Day.  Check out my last article, 5 Obstacles People With Rare Diseases Face.  You’ll see honest stories from people with diseases like aplastic anemia, a rare form of breast cancer, hypothyroid, lichen sclerosis, ovarian cysts, Ehlers-Danlos, and my journey with myasthenia gravis.

–Your Stylist, Jessica Gimeno

JessicaGimeno

Hi, I have five illnesses--bipolar disorder, myasthenia gravis (neuromuscular autoimmune disease), polycystic ovarian syndrome, asthma, and psoriasis. Most of the organs in my body are affected. I'm dedicated to being a stylist for sick women. As someone who has experienced changes in my appearance due to my 12 meds (including Prednisone), I know how hard it can be when your face and body change overnight. (In fact, because of treatment, between 2008 to 2010, I went from a size 0 to a size 10. While I lost the weight, there are permanent changes in my face and body, which I've grown to appreciate.) My blog will also help women deal with other issues like surviving chronic pain and fatigue. Healthy people can also use this blog as a window into what life with illness is like. Let this website be a place where we can draw strength from each other despite our illnesses and find solutions to our everyday challenges!

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  • February 26, 2015 at 1:24 pm
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    My heartfelt condolences go out to you over the loss of your friend, Jess. Here are some words of mine to help you move through the grief.

    Friends are unique, like a rare gem.
    Treasure each, their unique facets.
    Rainbows shine when we talk to them,
    Beautiful light, we cannot forget.
    So when grief takes ahold of you,
    Find those words that bring forth some light,
    Helping bits of grief to diffuse,
    Letting the rainbow build back into sight.

    By Carol Schweiger, with all my love
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    And 2 other quotations I found for you:

    Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
    love leaves a memory no one can steal.
    ~From a headstone in Ireland
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    “Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak
    knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”
    ― William Shakespeare, Macbeth
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