Easing the transition to an extraordinary life

For the Patient: How did you get here? Every patient wonders that from time to time. Regardless of your situation, it is hard to be diminished, hard to ask for help and hard to not feel yourself. In this section, we’ll share approaches and ideas that might make things easier, and learn from other people’s experiences. We understand the deep desire to “feel normal” again, and we hope to get you back on your way to the new you. Try to take it one day at a time and don’t be too hard on yourself.

Denial is Overrated – Living with Diabetes

  Hello friends. We want to share with you a powerful story of living with diabetes from a dear friend of MNU. Originally posted here and written by Michelle Boise, the subject graciously allowed us to give our community her deeply personal insight into this chronic disease with her courageous story. Thanks Jen!    Jennifer Stilson Fleece View Post >

Medical Bill Morass

In going through my own illness, I discovered many ways to get additional help for what seems like the endless onslaught of medical bills that kept rocketing into my mailbox.  Whether it’s financial or emotional support, any little bit helps.  We’ll share some tips here, and would love to hear what you have discovered on View Post >


I am very blessed to have an amazing group of brilliant and beautiful friends.  I am also lucky that these superwomen have generously donated their smarts and time to MyNewUsual.com.   One of these terrific braniacs is my friend and hair wizard, Chris Megia.   An international educator for Vidal Sassoon and a sought-after stylist View Post >

Tick Tock by Amy F.

  Amy F. on her views of waiting…and waiting…       “And the DNA test shows……..you are NOT the father!!!!!” At which point you look at your watch AGAIN and wonder how many more episodes of shows like this you will have to make it through before the doctor FINALLY takes you in for View Post >

The Transition from Cancer to Wellness

We saw this article that struck a chord with us by a young woman who just went through treatment for cancer.   She speaks of how she feels now, and we know we can relate. We wanted to share it with you. Let us know your thoughts in the comments below if you feel brave View Post >

Walking on Water – Beautifully Flawed

The latest and greatest from our lovely Youth Editor Emily in her series, “Walking on Water- Living with Hydrocephalus.”   Beautifully Flawed   In the recent months, I have been having a lot of trouble with my cerebral palsy. I have been having more muscle aches and have recently developed symptoms of Runner’s Knee, even View Post >

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