Trying to find your new normal after a chronic illness diagnosis is not as easy as you may think. Here are a few reasons why!
#Endometriosis #myths hurt women as much as the condition itself. Here are three misconceptions that would be good news if only they were true.
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Endometriosis resources for women of all ages. One in ten women suffers from this painful and debilitating illness. Here’s what else you need to know!
My week can be summed up by the song Under Pressure from Queen and David Bowie. Feeling pressured to feel better faster, do what others want, etc.
My endometriosis diagnosis provided an answer, while an ill-fated treatment created more pain than I could ever imagine, and why I will never improve.
My current chronic pain flare has limited my time, energy, ability, and patience. This is how I am getting by without giving up.
Lack of a chronic pain/illness flare recovery time frame leads to frustration, guilt, and depression. Is having one unrealistic? It may not be!
My word of the week is TIRED! Unless someone lives with chronic pain, they have no idea how tiring it can be or how long it takes to recover from a flare.
Get this powerful, 20-page eBook and learn how to incorporate essential oils, botanicals, Epsom salt, CBD and other skin nourishing ingredients to elevate your bath and body routine!
Funny memes that perfectly describe what it is like to have a chronic illness during the holidays.
How many times have had an appointment with a new doctor only to have them ignore, dismiss, or laugh at your symptoms and concerns? What if you could interview doctors before scheduling an appointment?
Wearable pain relief devices to keep your chronic pain on the down low and you on the go!
This month we are scaring up healthy habits! No tricks just a bag full of treats for your body and mind.
Living with chronic pain can be difficult, but with careful planning you can enjoy your life despite your chronic pain!
20 years of living with chronic pain have taught me that no plan is complete without a backup plan! Today was the perfect example. Wanting to spend the 4th of July at Disneyland but not wanting to exhaust myself with a full day visit, my husband and I decided we’d enjoy 4-5 evening hours thereContinue reading “The Importance of a Backup Plan”
Your chronic pain/illness journey is as unique as your fingerprint. Just like your fingerprint, no one is going to experience the exact same thing, even if they have all the same illnesses/pains. How each body reacts to treatment, allergies, access to different types of treatments, nutritional intake, climate, support, mental health, and so many otherContinue reading “Your Chronic Illness/Pain Journey is as Unique as Your Fingerprint!”
Through the years I have not only made changes to how I address and relieve my chronic pain, but I have made changes to how I vacation too!
Here are a few tips to help you better enjoy your summer vacation!
You see this young girl lying on a park bench, what is your first thought?
Don’t tell me what you think I want to hear or what you know would be most acceptable to be said, but tell me what your true first thought was………
I know my body well. In fact, I know better than any test or doctor. Not to sound conceited, but not one test or scan has ever shown the destruction that has been taking place in my abdomen since 2003. NOT ONE!! However, my theories have been validated in surgery and each surgery was proved necessary.
It is time to apply some good old fashioned spring cleaning to our social media accounts.