Topics covered this week: PTSD and cannabis, tips to help you sleep, why we need to stop comparing our chronic illness journey to others, and the assumptions people make!
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!”
Topics covered this week: Why pain didn’t stop me from having fun, heat and sleep, plus a review of a product that makes making ice easier for those with fibromyalgia and arthritis
I purchased this ice cube tray to make fruit ice cubes to garnish a fruit infused water recipe that I was experimenting with. *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. Little did I know that IContinue reading “Review of Ice Cube Tray with Lid”
The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap: June 10-14, 2019 This week…….. We discussed heatwave and extreme temperature flares!! Click here to find out how my body reacts to the heat, what I do to combat it, and how what I do may help you! I also put together a collection of hats to help youContinue reading “Weekend Recap: June 10-14, 2019”
Personal review of Magic Muscle Ease from Earthley.
Whether you have a chronic illness or not, finding the perfect summer hat will help you have more fun this summer!
Heatwave Hell How well does your body tolerate heat? Do extreme temperatures leave you begging for mercy? You’d think that living in Arizona for a large portion of my life would have made me heat resilient. And it was true for a good chunk of my time there, that is until fibromyalgia, psoriasis, and psoriaticContinue reading “Heatwave Hell”
Has anyone attempted to comfort you by saying “At least you don’t have…”? Have you comforted yourself with the same thought? he thing is, no matter how you end this phrase, it is never okay to say, not even to yourself! And here is why!
To this day I struggle with the notion that I need to be awake and working during a particular set of hours. But I am getting better at not allowing this way of thinking to prolong my flares. Because that is exactly what happens when I do fight.
The Disabled Diva Blog recap May 27, 2020. Take a peek into my on the go chronic pain relief bag and get tips to improve your summer vacation.
Don’t let your chronic pain or an injury be the reason you end your vacation early. Here are some tips to keep the good times rolling!
This week’s blog recap includes skin cancer prevention tips, how to have a great vacation despite your chronic illness, and more!
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’m so tired, my tired is tired!
You’d think that after living with multiple chronic illnesses for as long as I have that I would have this waiting game down pat. I’m improving, but boy is it tough!
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 wasn’t until I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, endometriosis, degenerative disc disease, and coccydynia that I learned to value and appreciate a comfortable bed.
It is time to apply some good old fashioned spring cleaning to our social media accounts.