NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER HOLIDAY SEASONS ARE A TIME FOR QUIET REFLECTION, REGROWTH AND RENEWAL OF WHAT MAKES YOUR SPIRIT HAPPY.

Hello my name is Monique and I created a Wordpress account to give a more personal look of my 18+ years with Chronic Illness; Mainly Autoimmune Diseases. From Fibromylagia and Chronic Fatigue in the early 2000s to Undifferentiated Connective Tissue Disease in 2015, which later progressed to Mixed Connective Tissue Disease in November 2017. The symptoms that cause me the most trouble are Chronic Pain; Cartilage, Muscles and Soft Tissue Pain, Joints and Nerve Pain and Moderate to Severe Fatigue. My fatigue and pain are totally debilitating and there were many Lifestyle Changes that were necessary and my life today looks nothing like the path I chose after serving in the Army, attending college and joining the workforce. My career choice was nursing and I worked as a Registered Nurse for 18 years before resigning due to my body deterioration and illness progression. My left on the shelf creativity during the working years, turned into Therapeutic Activities to keep me occupied and focused on something other than myself, positive energy replacement for all the negativity I felt. I like to Make Jewelry, Take Photographs, Journal about my Chronic Illness experiences and occasionally Sew. I’m an amateur so please be kind and thank you for that in advance. I hope you will Enjoy my story, “Like,” “Comment,” and “Follow” at Monique.Art for Pain Therapy/wordpress.com Thank you for your time.

COULD CHRONIC ILLNESS AND CHRONIC PAIN BE THE CAUSE OF A CATHARTIC RELEASE IN THE FORM OF ART? LIKE ART THERAPY BEING THE RELEASE VALVE FOR ALL THE WASTE PRODUCTS OF ILLNESS IN THE BODY? THE DETOXIFYING OF NONPRODUCTIVE COMMENTS, NEGATIVE THOUGHTS AND SELF-DOUBT WITH A POSITIVE EXPRESSION OF RELEASE IN THE FORM OF THE WRITTEN WORD, EXPRESSION VIA PHOTOGRAPHS AND CREATING A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF JEWELRY…

” YOU WILL SEE IN THE WORLD WHAT YOU CARRY IN YOUR HEART.”      CREIG CRIPPEN I think what you say…

BEYOND FATIGUE, EXHAUSTION.

“Health is not valued till sickness comes.”__Thomas Fuller Sometimes along this Chronic Fatigue and Pain journey, I get this Bone…