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!
This week’s topics included products to help you get around without increasing your physical pain!
Vacations typically provide us with an escape from our normal lives. And even if just for a few days, we are able to forget about our worries and escape from the life that is wearing us down. However, if we are not careful, our escape to Fantasyland could make returning to reality more painful than before. What the heck am I talking about? Read on…….
For the past two and a half years, my body’s ability has been nothing but amazing to me. To think that in 2012 I was unable to sit, stand, or walk for more than 5 […]
Everyone likes hearing that they did a good job or that their work made someone else’s life better, right? Sure, but when you have been continuously doubted, made fun of, or shamed because of your chronic illness, accepting a compliment isn’t so easy.
Mother Earth needs to calm the f*ck down! I have had on ongoing migraine since the morning of the first earthquake on July 4th. I experienced relief after it struck, but it returned the following morning. The next period of relief came right after the second one on the evening of the 5th. I woke with a more intense migraine on the 6th and it refuses to leave
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 […]
What you see versus what’s really going on in my chronic life may surprise you. Take a look at the photo above. What do you see? If I was someone who wasn’t with me at […]
Extreme temperatures and heatwaves are just two reasons that those of us with chronic illnesses struggle to sleep during the summer months. Summer storms, extra activities, stress, and anxiety also play a role. Today I […]
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 […]
Heat and Sleep Discussion With summer heat, comes heat-related flares! Am I right?! According to the members of Making Chronic Pain My Bitch and my body, I am! Last week in my Facebook group, Making […]
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 […]
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!
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!
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.