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.

HOW TO SPOT SOMEONE WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS

Grab your binoculars, looking glasses, and detective kits, because today I am going to share how to spot someone who has a chronic illness!

Telling me that it could be worse won’t make me feel better

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.

Weekend Recap February 11-15, 2019

The Disabled Diva Blog Recap February 11, 2019. Make your Valentine’s day a great one despite your chronic illness and tips for a good night’s sleep!

Tips to make your Valentine’s day special, despite your chronic illness

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.

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.

Life may be tough, but so are you!

I know that there are times when you don’t feel tough. I also know that there are days when you truly lack physical strength, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t tough.

Three ways I relieve chronic pain at Disneyland

Three ways I relieve chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis while I am visiting Disneyland.

My Favorite Pain Relief Device Just Got Better!

From this day forward, the drug-free pain relief device that people like me are falling in love with every day now has……

Weekly Recap 1/5/2019

          Weekly recap: Say Goodbye to 2018 My New Year’s Wish For You! Quit or Modify? The Choice is Yours! Two Things You Must Know About Planning The Disabled Diva’s Winter Workout Challenge                      

Ten Simple Resolutions

Having trouble committing to a New Year’s resolution?
Here are ten simple resolutions that when kept, will make a big impact on your life.

My New Year’s Wish For You!

As we begin a new chapter in our lives, I want to share my wish for you. My wish is quite simple, yet at the same time most complicated.

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.

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