Did you miss this month’s live chat in The Disabled Diva’s Chronic Pain Community on Facebook? No problem! You can watch my presentation on the power of connection through effective communication in the context of chronic illness here. In this insightful presentation, we delve into the challenges faced by those of us living with chronicContinue reading “The Power of Connection: Exploring Communication Strategies for Chronic Illness”
Summer is here, and for many, that often equates to many sleepless nights due to chronic illness and pain. Catch some zzz’s with these sleep tips! Extreme temperatures and heat waves are just two reasons that those of us with chronic illnesses struggle to sleep during the summer months. Summer storms, extra activities, stress, andContinue reading “Summer Sleep Tips”
Looking for a cute and comfortable Thanksgiving t-shirt? Check out these designs that are perfect for people with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia and arthritis. These shirts are made to be soft, stretchy, and breathable, so you’ll stay comfortable all day long.
Psoriatic arthritis toenail care is made easy with at-home pedicures using these podiatrist-toenail clippers.
Discover how the Alike Health App can improve living with chronic illness and your healthcare.
Psoriasis symptoms that led The Disabled Diva’s doctor to a diagnosis. Learn more about the beginning of her chronic life.
Attending church as a chronically ill wheelchair user is difficult for many reasons. Accessibility is just one of the challenges, here are more!
Can Cats Detect Illness In Humans is available in both audio and written formats—press play to listen or scroll to continue reading. Earlier this week, my feline fur baby Rocky passed away. He was 21 years old. Rocky was more than a pet. He, as my daughter and I joked, was my soul cat! IContinue reading “Can Cats Detect Illness In Humans? This One Detected Mine Better Than Any Doctor!”
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!
Heatstroke is no joke! These heat-related illness prevention accessories will keep you comfortable and cool while outdoors all summer long! Plus the signs of heat-stroke and heat exhaustion and what you should do if they are present.
Winter is coming!!! Are you comfortable with all of the ingredients that over the counter products contain? I am not, nor have I been for quite some time! That is why I am sharing this wonderful winter remedy trial pack with you!
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!
Life with one or more chronic illnesses is tough. Yet each year we expect our pain riddled bodies to keep up with the ghosts of Christmas or holiday past. Here are a few suggestions to help you survive the holidays!
No need to leave home! Shop these Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from home. Everything from pain relief to products that will make life more comfortable and easier!
You may have noticed in the past few weeks that I haven’t been as active on social media as I am normally. The reason for this is…..
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Within a few months of seeing me for psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia, my rheumatologist could see how much I was struggling to walk any distance. In fact, it was he who suggested that I get a parking placard for my car and handed me a form with his signature to get one asap. What was strange is that he never discussed use of a mobility aid.
There two forms of self-care. There’s the fun kind that everybody likes and the not so fun kind that feels more like work than a good time. Today I am sharing the importance of both and why they should be discussed when newly diagnosed with chronic illnesses like fibromyalgia, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis.
I can’t imagine anyone likes asking for help. I know I don’t. But as the pain and fatigue from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis increased, I had no choice but to give in. I often wonder if it would have been such a painful process had I been warned at the time of my diagnosis. My guess is that….
I was caught off guard by the changes that took place in regards to my relationships with others. As a stay-at-home mother and wife my role was to care for everyone. But that all changed after my body was hijacked by fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis.