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.
Grab your binoculars, looking glasses, and detective kits, because today I am going to share how to spot someone who has a chronic illness!
Living with one or multiple chronic illnesses involves a LOT of waiting. We wait for doctor appointments, test results, pain relief, cures, diagnoses, people to understand, and so much more. But does it ever end? There is no simple answer to this question.
Little did I know that a show about beautiful, strong, and intelligent women would also give me the “know-how” I would need to survive life with not just one, but multiple chronic illnesses!
Between the false hope, my doctors issued and the pressure from friends and family to get better, making changes to how I lived never crossed my mind. But it should have and here is why:
The words “it could be worse” are often shared as a way to offer comfort to someone going through a painful time, but they could do more harm than good. Discover alternative phrases that offer encouragement and compassion.
The Disabled Diva talks about how she combats endometriosis with alternative treatments.