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Chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis may require making modifications to how I do things, but it doesn’t stop me from doing what I want to do.
Does the thought of taking a summer vacation get you excited or does it send chills down your spine? I loved traveling before I became chronically ill. In addition to yearly Disneyland vacations, I loved exploring new areas in other states or within the ones that I lived in. Weekend road trips without a destination were my favorites.
Soon after chronic pain became a part of my daily life I began to loathe traveling.
Quick update! Since I last updated the guide there have been a few new updates. Dumbo: This attraction’s queue is now fully accessible to mobility aids, both manual and motorized. […]
If you are planning a trip with your service dog to Disneyland or Disney World, you need to be aware that not all attractions permit a service animal. This is for the safety of both the service animal and other guests.
How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet Survive a character meet and greet? Aren’t those supposed to […]
There’s more to Disneyland besides rides I have had several readers ask if it is worth the expense to go to Disneyland if they don’t like or plan on going on rides. My answer is […]
Renting a wheelchair from Disneyland versus an outside vendor For guests that don’t use a wheelchair on a regular basis, yet need one for extended outings, choosing where to rent a wheelchair from can be […]
It is no secret that I love Disneyland. Besides the magical memories made with family and friends, Disneyland provides me with physical and mental therapy. Because of this I never hesitate to suggest a Disneyland […]
Service dog relief areas at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Service dogs may relieve themselves in any open outdoor area as long as their owners pick up after them and leave the area […]
Feeling over heated? Did you fall and scrape your knee? Have a headache? No matter what your ailment there are First Aid stations in both Disneyland and California Adventure. Nurses are available during normal park […]
This morning someone sent me an analogy on Twitter comparing having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain. They tweeted that having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain are the same as there are lots of ups and downs, tight curves, but no […]
Therapy and chronic pain/illnesses go hand in hand. There is no way to go through life living in pain and not need some type of therapy. We need physical therapy to give our bodies the […]
Who says dreams don’t come true? Not me!!! It been over 30 years since my very first trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. Some people think I am crazy for wanting to arrive early when […]
2015 is off to a fantastic start. While most were celebrating the end of the year I went to bed early. It wasn’t because I didn’t feel festive but because I had planned to spend […]
2014 has definitely been a magical year for me. No I was not cured nor was my pain less than normal. What made this past year magical was that I allowed myself to have fun! […]
It is not secret that Disneyland is my happy place and that I am always noticing something new or making new memories. But it is seeing the park through the eyes of children that […]
Last week my brother in-law, Tim, came to California to spend some time at Disneyland with my husband, daughter, and me. My brother in -law is not your typical 40 something man, he has Down’s […]
Approximately two weeks ago my family and I rocked our Disney Sides at the 24 hour party. The first I had ever heard about Disney’s 24 hour parties was a month prior to this […]