What is a spoonie and why it is such a popular way of explaining what it is like to live with a painful and debilitating chronic illness.
While most people do not mean to be rude, what they say about my PsA often is. Here are 7 things not to say to someone with psoriatic arthritis and why.
The Disabled Diva shares what her worst fibromyalgia flare symptoms feel like from head to toe. Plus how each flare-up varies.
My fibromyalgia diagnosis is a blessing and a curse. Here are three ways it has turned my life into a chronic illness nightmare.
Every patient should be given a fibromyalgia diagnosis checklist to help them understand and make it easier to navigate life with this chronic illness.
Press play to listen to Handicap Restrooms – What Really Makes Them Accessible And Why Most Fail or continue reading. I used to think that getting over the stigma of becoming a wheelchair user was my biggest challenge. But, boy, was I wrong! As it turns out, one of my toughest battles is accessing theContinue reading “Handicap Restrooms – What Really Makes Them Accessible And Why Most Fail”
The Disabled Diva talks about chronic illness commercials. How they portray us, which disease gets respect, and what needs to change.
What you need to know about your incurable friend in order to maintain a relationship that is healthy even though their body is not. What we need in a friend and how to be a good one.
#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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May is Fibromyalgia Awareness Month. Here are my advocacy goals, where education about this chronic illness is lacking, and what we can do better!
Chronic pain is misunderstood by our family, friends, doctors, and even ourselves. If not careful those misunderstandings could lead to more pain.
What a COVID19 stay home order means, what is not, and tips to calm your ass down when you feel like you can’t stay home for another minute!
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 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.
A Valentines Day wish from me to you, someone who understands and knows all too well how exhausting living with chronic pain can be!
Choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts can become quite difficult when the object of your affection has a chronic illness like fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis. But have no fear! I am here to share a few ideas that will provide your loved one with comfort and joy long after February 14th!
Fun Valentine’s Day gift ideas that show your partner how much you love them while respecting the boundaries of their chronic illness.
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.