I am a wife, mother and Disney addict. Oh and I suffer from a multitude of invisible disabilities such as Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Endometriosis, and abdominal adhesions from surgical scarring.


At first I viewed living with my conditions as a curse.  But as time passed (17years), I have come to also see them as a blessing.  Had I not been forced to change how I lived or how I approached different activities, I would not be doing what I am today.

I wouldn’t be blogging to encourage, motivate, or sympathize with others who are disabled or chronically ill.  Nor would I be doing what I have come to love the most, which is helping the disabled, chronically ill, and those with special needs plan their Disneyland vacations.


My blog is broken down into two sections.  Chronic Life is about living with never ending pain, while trying to keep my sanity in tact and making the best out of an ugly situation.  The other section is dedicated to giving the disabled, chronically ill, and those with special needs the information needed to have a magical Disneyland vacation.  Instead of stressing out and trying to figure out what rides/attractions are suited to their needs while in the park, I equip them with the knowledge they need to enter the parks knowing what to do and where to go.


New adventures and opportunities are opening up all the time.  Soon I will be adding a section dedicated to Disney World.  Most exciting of all is the tool that I am developing to help the disabled, chronically ill, and those with special needs while in the parks!  Stay tuned!!  Be sure to subscribe to my site to keep up to date!

Life is filled with speed bumps and pot holes, even for those who aren’t disabled.  My goal is to smooth out and fill as many as possible!

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May your days be filled with gentle hugs and pixie dust!

The Disabled Diva

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TheDisabledDiva.com is not affiliated with the Disney Company, Disneyland, or Disney World.

30 thoughts on “About

  1. lorie828 June 6, 2013 at 1:28 pm Reply

    Hi there–
    I am a contributing editor to a new site for people with chronic pain – PainResource.com. I’d love to interview you for a piece on the site about your Amazon Kindle book. If you are interested could you let me know? We can do a brief phone call or I can send you questions by email. Thanks so much for considering this request!
    Lorie Parch


    • disableddiva1 June 7, 2013 at 1:20 pm Reply

      I would love to!


      • karen kristensen September 9, 2014 at 10:54 pm

        Completely understand.xxxx.


  2. lorie828 June 7, 2013 at 1:21 pm Reply

    Great! I don’t know your name or have your email address – would you be able to email me privately at lorieparch at gmail dot com and we can get started? Thanks so much!


  3. Denise Cataldo April 8, 2014 at 8:32 pm Reply

    Looks are deceiving and people might think they are complementing but to hear you look great when I spend so much time sick and bed ridden is hurtful. Has anyone tried this diatamaceous earth I keep hearing about? Supposed to help Fibro. Its’ dirt and yes people are eating dirt. There has to be many people singing its’ praises for me to think its an option.


  4. Amanda Shelton August 18, 2014 at 3:58 pm Reply

    Hello there,

    I was just looking for information online on how to deal with chronic pain and I came across your blog here. I’m a sufferer of chronic pain from a movement disorder I’ve had scenes my childhood. I can truly say pain can change your life even more so if that pain never leaves you.

    Be well…


    • disableddiva1 August 18, 2014 at 4:05 pm Reply

      Welcome! Pain has definitely changed my life…some good, some bad… Know that you are not alone🙂. Gentle hugs..

      Liked by 1 person

      • Amanda Shelton August 18, 2014 at 4:12 pm

        Same for me, and thanks hun its great to know that I’m not the only one. I use to think it was all in my head until the Doctors told me its not. I would like to know how do you deal with your pain when it gets unbearable or when it starts driving you nuts, because for me its hard I don’t like taking pain pills plus my issues started with medications, I’ve also tried a lot of remedies with no luck. Hugs coming back at ya.🙂


  5. disableddiva1 August 18, 2014 at 6:10 pm Reply

    I just published a post (Pain Relief) to answer your question. It was easier than trying to fit my reply into a comment. 🙂 Hope my answer helps you or anyone else that is interested. Have a great day!


  6. Claudia August 23, 2014 at 5:01 pm Reply

    Dear Diva-what it hurts me is people who tell me I make myself ill because I get something from it!
    Right-20 year of pain is what I have gotten so far. Have you heard this?


    • disableddiva1 August 25, 2014 at 1:41 pm Reply

      Wow…no one has ever said that to me..but my pain was doubted by others when doctors couldn’t explain it.


  7. valdagarner August 25, 2014 at 6:43 pm Reply

    Hi! Good to connect with you too! Thanks for your tweet. Wishing you one pain free hour every day. I will be reading more about you in the coming weeks! Blessings, Val


  8. Lisa August 26, 2014 at 10:29 am Reply

    I am sad today. I hurt so much everywhere from the fibro, budgling disc in neck and back, dislocated jaw (tmj) trapped nerves in arm and leg that I can’t stop crying. My joints are swollen in my fingers and it hurts to type this. I was trying to fill out disability papers and got aggervated. My guy doesn’t understand. He wants me to work. I have so much house work and laundry. I do it everyday. I make sure dinner is on the table when he gets in and it is hard having my son home for the summer. He is 16 and needy. I guess I am just complaining and need to vent.


    • disableddiva1 August 26, 2014 at 10:37 am Reply

      I’m so sorry you’re having such a bad day..no worries about needing to vent. We would be completely alone if we didn’t have our pain pals…I hope your pain decreases and you can get some rest…


      • valdagarner August 26, 2014 at 5:04 pm

        Blessings to you today and every day!! It is so difficult to self advocate when in so much pain and so sick. Big hug!!


  9. tee cee September 24, 2014 at 6:13 pm Reply

    Nice ro meet you. I live wirh chronic pain alao. I havw slw lupus and RA and osteo arthritis.


  10. valdagarner September 24, 2014 at 7:36 pm Reply

    I’m sorry you are so sick! Take good care. Big hug, Val


  11. joshua October 4, 2014 at 2:58 pm Reply

    I like you


  12. Mea Portillo October 14, 2014 at 10:10 pm Reply

    d.d i think we met 2 weekends ago at a yardsale i was having…we had lots of xmas stuff off of deodar way. hope this is you. i have fibro, cronic pain and fatigue…


    • disableddiva1 October 18, 2014 at 11:49 am Reply

      sorry, that wasn’t me…. Hope you are feeling the best that you can today… and who knows, someday we may meet in person🙂


  13. th3wonderlandkids November 10, 2014 at 12:33 pm Reply

    Hi! I’ve decided to nominate you for the Liebster Award because I love your blog!


    • disableddiva1 November 10, 2014 at 12:38 pm Reply

      Thank you so much! 💟


      • th3wonderlandkids November 10, 2014 at 12:41 pm

        If you could pass it on to 11 other blogs and answer the questions on my most recent post to keep the chain going that would be great


      • disableddiva1 November 10, 2014 at 12:45 pm



  14. Brittney May 7, 2015 at 12:52 pm Reply

    Also a disability blogger! So glad to find you!


  15. cherished79 August 2, 2015 at 5:15 pm Reply

    Glad to meet you (via twitter), sorry you’re so ill. I have the chronic migraine thing where people think it’s ‘just a headache’ and pop a couple of Tylenol, and should go away in an hour.


  16. Virginia August 4, 2016 at 9:55 pm Reply

    Just received my order Mo’s Dream Cream and was so pleased with the relief I immediately felt on my aches and pains no need for iberprophen.

    Liked by 1 person

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