Author Archives: Tessa

About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. Despite that she is active in Mental Health Advocating, writing for (volunteer for non-profit) and has several blog posts already published by them. Actually she know longer write for them due to personal reasons and the rudeness of the staff. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, daily devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Deptford, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.

Have to cancel epidural due to possible bronchitis and the start of pneumonia

They can’t take a chance on infection getting into my spine, I was wheezing but didn’t realize it wasn’t my asthma.



Grandson meritoriously promoted to Lance Corporal already

He is really dedicated and working hard towards promotions up the ranks. I am very proud of him. We all are. He is currently in Okinawa, Japan.


Inflammation in Fibromyalgia – What is Its Role?

Inflammation in Fibromyalgia

What is Its Role?


Is Driving Safe with Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Syndrome?

There are times I have scared myself silly while driving. Forgetting where you are going and how to get there is bad enough, but not trusting your instincts to stop or go when the light changes can be even worse and dangerous to yourself and others.


Still struggling with Chromebook

My typing is getting worse. It was bad enough,but now I have to get used to a new keyboard.

Tomorrow I have my appointment with the lawyer. Anxiety growing.

Pain is increasing and my next epidural steroid shot is the 12th, One week from today. At least it isn’t as bad as the first time. This pain is less.

My next project is to learn how to print from here and redo the documents I need. I can’t just copy them over as far as I know, I don’t believe Google or Office are compatible. I have a dummies book and to help me.


Fibromyalgia Dizziness, Balance and Falls

Dizziness is one of my regular problems and I injure myself frequently.

Please forgive me if this link doesn’t work. I am still having problems learning how to use it. It doesn’t work like a desktop pc.


November Writing Prompts by Michelle – November 30, 2017

November Writing Prompts by Michelle


 by Tessa Smeigh November 2017

bedknobs and broomsticks

dusty as can be, achoo

just shut the door please

Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate for Mental and Invisible Illnesses

-Author of Articles, Stories and Poems (no longer canceling this blog, just not adding new work to it, sign up for for the new posts).