It’s All Relative (Or, I Refuse To Be A Victim’s Victim)

Source: It’s All Relative (Or, I Refuse To Be A Victim’s Victim)

[tutorial][Eng trans] From Stephe’s desk: Signing up for Rain’s official Cloud 10 fan club, now on Naver Cafe.

Haven’t done my registration yet, but hope to do it within the week.

Cloud USA

Cloud cover by Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

»[info] It’s finally here! The membership drive for Rain’s official 10th Cloud fan club has begun. (8/22 —10/30)

** EDITED TO ADD: I forgot to mention… I did all of this from my computer, rather than my Tab A or my phone. But I imagine it will work the same whether you’re desktop or mobile. ^@@^

Firstly, I want to thank those who went the extra mile for Clouds and Rain fans by posting Naver tutorials based on their own experiences, in the hopes that it would help the rest of us. Korean mega-portal Naver is something most of us have run into in the K-Pop/K-drama world, right? But when it comes to navigating the thing, it’s brand new territory in another language, not to mention daunting, frustrating to the point of tearing your hair out, etc.

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NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders)


Tell Your Senator to Defend Pre-existing Condition Protections

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 Guest Feature: Jim’s Story

This is an eye opener. I am taking this to my neurologist. Anything to get out of the impending surgery. Thank you for sharing your story.

Undiagnosed Warrior

Vascular Compression Syndromes:

A Likely Cause of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Written by: Jim, Colorado

One of the most frustrating things I have read since getting diagnosed with May-Thurner Syndrome (MTS) is that if you don’t develop Blood Clots or Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) with this condition, you are most likely asymptomatic. Unfortunately, very few doctors are aware of the many symptoms that MTS can cause, especially without blood clots or DVTs. Since my personal experience with May-Thurner Syndrome is vastly different than most stories I’ve read about this condition, I would like to share my story about how I finally got diagnosed with MTS and the many seemingly unknown problems it can cause.

May-Thurner syndrome is an anatomical variant that can lead to vein compression and, in a small percentage of people, blood clots and DVTs. Since I never developed blood clots with this condition, none of my doctors ever…

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For someone that has to rely on opiates to experience a somewhat “normal” life. The only problem is that I have to supplement my diet with a lot of fiber and various laxatives, including teas each day. It can become very costly. My major concern is the side effects that all of these have on my body as a whole. I feel overly bloated when I am unable to relieve myself; and once I do, I feel dehydrated, drained of all my energy and empty. That’s a good thing right? LOL 😉 But am I loosing necessary vitamins and minerals needed to sustain my life. Well, I found an article that hopefully answers all of my questions and also those that are from you as well. Click on the link below for the article.

Peace and blessings to you all,

Marilyn a.k.a. Lynn or Mommielynn


Digestive Disorders/Bowel Transit Time


[12 images] At the venue for Rain’s “The Confession” fan meetings in Nagoya today. (4/27)

Cloud USA

Cloud cover by Stephe, Managing Editor ^@@^

At Aichi Arts Center, Large Hall. Thanks, Clouds, for sharing your stuff and bringing us there in spirit! 🙂


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To take pain medication when in pain or not to???

In reading this article I hear my children Karl McNeill Jr. and Ka’miko McNeill screaming at me to stop waiting to take my pain medication. I also have heard the labels that are given to those who seek to relieve their pain in the E.R. and before I became a patient I contributed to the ignorance. The truth is, I as a chronic pain sufferer have difficulty taking my pain medication because I do not want to be a statistic. I need my pain meds because I suffer from not just one chronic illness, but three that are very debilitating. I would not function each day if not for the opiods prescribed for me. So to my children, I say thank you for being such wonderful caretakers. But also for just loving me.