Heartache Rx

What's good for heartache?

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Welcome to my blog, Heartache Rx. A little about me.

I originally started this blog as a way of helping me to cope with my chronic illnesses while I was housebound, bedridden, depressed, bored, and lonely. Luckily, my mobility issues have improved somewhat so I have a little more freedom and independence right now.

In a former life, the one where I used to be healthy, I was a high school English teacher. I’ve been a secretary, a claims adjuster, a legal secretary, and so many more job titles that I can’t remember. I’ve been out of work for medical reasons for almost two years now and it doesn’t look like I’ll be returning anytime soon.

My husband has been very supportive and understanding during this difficult time. I have five step-children. We have four grandchildren.

I live in a small town in the middle of nowhere, although I grew up in a large metropolis.

I love books and reading most of all. I love sharing my favorite books and authors with other like-minded souls. I love poetry and music.

I’ve long believed in the idea of bibliotherapy (or books as a form of therapy). It’s helped me in the past and present. I’m intrigued by the idea of using books, poetry, music, movies, and other forms of media and creative outlets as a form of therapy. So I’m sort of using this blog as an experiment in that respect¬†and as a journal.

The poets and writers whose works touch my heart are¬†the ones who are real, raw, and vulnerable. They let it all hang out for all the world to see. It helps me to know that I’m not alone in my pain and suffering. Sometimes they said things I couldn’t find the words to say. Sometimes their stories converged with my story.

Thanks for following along.