Valentine’s day is a time for expressing love to your special someone. It is not a day to go broke or to trigger chronic pain. If your celebration depletes both your bank account and energy supply, you are defeating the purpose of the day.
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Top 10 Realistic New Year Goals For People With Chronic Illness
Ten realistic New Year Goals for people living with chronic illness.
Word of the Week – Adjusting
Everyone is currently experiencing some form of adjustment. But for the chronically ill, it’s just part of everyday life.
Interrupted by Chronic Pain
Living with my chronic illnesses for as long as I have, you’d think I would be used to having my life interrupted by chronic pain and more….
Endometriosis Resources for Women of All Ages
Endometriosis resources for women of all ages. One in ten women suffers from this painful and debilitating illness. Here’s what else you need to know!
My Word of the Week is Messy! How Chronic Pain from Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, and a Botched Hysterectomy Made a Mess of My Plans and Home.
Living with chronic pain is messy! Find out how it has messed up my plans and home in this week’s word of the week blog post.
My Word of the Week is Limited * How My Current Chronic Pain Flare is Limiting My Time, Energy, Ability, and Patience. How I am Getting By without Giving Up!
My current chronic pain flare has limited my time, energy, ability, and patience. This is how I am getting by without giving up.
Why I Fear Doctors, Hospitals, and Test Results
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.
How to Plan the Best Summer Vacation Despite Your Chronic Illness
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.
Weekend Recap February 4-8, 2019
Here is a rundown of this week’s articles! Read what you missed and share what you liked! Love is Stupid In this article, Donna helps us overcome our insecurities and to recognize that we are worthy of being loved. Click here to read. *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional costContinue reading “Weekend Recap February 4-8, 2019”
I Don’t Believe in That Disease
What happens when your doctor does not believe in your chronic illness diagnosis? Find out how they waste your time and money by running duplicate and unnecessary tests. Plus how they put your health at risk by dismissing you.
Three ways I relieve chronic pain at Disneyland
Three ways I relieve chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis while I am visiting Disneyland.
Twelve Ways to Improve Your Chronic Life
Every year I see hundreds if not thousands of posts on social media from people with chronic illnesses wishing for a better new year. Their wishes for less pain, more energy, and for an easier life are not unreasonable. The problem is that they are just that, wishes. Today I am going to share 12 ways to make them a reality.
I Wish That I Had Tried This Before Having a Hysterectomy
I regret my hysterectomy, but not for the reasons one would assume….. I was done having kids and I didn’t care about being thrown into early menopause.
Fighting the white coats
I feel like I have been at war with white coats (doctors) for my entire adult life. Some of the battles were minor in comparison to the ones that put my life at risk, but nonetheless, each and every one of them drained me both physically and emotionally. Oh let’s not forget about how theyContinue reading “Fighting the white coats”
Addressing my symptoms one at a time
To begin winning my battle with chronic pain I had to start with one symptom at a time and problem at a time. It didn’t occur overnight, but with patience and perseverance, I am closer to where I was before becoming chronically ill.
Five Steps Forward, Ten Steps Back
Setbacks are inevitable, even when your chronic illnesses are well managed.
Could PEMF therapy have prevented the long term damage I sustained from endometriosis?
Could PEMF therapy prevented the damage my abdominal muscles sustained from endometriosis?
Breaking Down the Cost of PEMF therapy
There is nothing cheap about living with one or more chronic illnesses. Doctor appointments, tests, medications, dietary changes, and often a decreased ability to work drain our bank accounts faster than we can fill them. Today I am breaking down the cost of using PEMF therapy
Tips For Treating Your Chronic Pain With PEMF Therapy on The Go and at Home
With PEMF therapy you can treat your chronic pain and illnesses on the go and at home. In this article I share tips to help you get the most out of your therapy!