The Disabled Diva’s Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect gift for your mom? Does she have a chronic illness or pain? Here are some unique ideas that will surely say I love you mom! Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund my coffee drinking habit if you use these links to make aContinue reading “The Disabled Diva’s Unique Mother’s Day Gift Ideas”

Oska Pulse Journey Week 5: Addressing pain instead of putting a Band-Aid on it

Ready to begin your own Oska Pulse journey? *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. Discount code has changed since the publishing of this post. Request my secret code here! Click here for update number six

Spring Cleaning Your Chronic Life: Five ways to make your home chronically friendly

Many of us who have one or multiple chronic illnesses spend a lot of time in our homes, so why not make your space a safer and more enjoyable place to be?  Here are five tips for making your home a chronically friendly environment.

The Disabled Diva’s Oska Pulse Journey Week 4

How using this device is like watching paint dry and an update on my improvement. *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The code for $55 off one device has changed since this post was published.Continue reading “The Disabled Diva’s Oska Pulse Journey Week 4”

Spring Cleaning Your Chronic Life: Scrub Away Negative Thoughts

Are negative thoughts taking up space in your mind? Find out why they are keeping you from living a better life and what you can do about it.

My Oska Pulse Journey Week Three: More than a pain relief device

Find out how the Oska Pulse is more than a pain relief device and how it is actually preventing pain in my latest update.  In addition, I share other conditions and illnesses that this type of therapy has shown been proven to help with. Still not convinced? See the research for yourself. List of allContinue reading “My Oska Pulse Journey Week Three: More than a pain relief device”

Spring Cleaning Your Chronic Life: Cleansing Your Calendar

Find out how cleansing your calendar may result in fewer cancellations!

My Oska Pulse Journey Update #2 Winning the battle with my bowels!

Welcome to my Oska Pulse journey!  Click here to read from the beginning and to have a better understanding of the mess in my abdomen that has made my life miserable for many years.  This week’s update is a video explaining the newest developments in my battle of the adhesions! *Disclosure: This post includes affiliateContinue reading “My Oska Pulse Journey Update #2 Winning the battle with my bowels!”

Abdominal Update

I enjoyed a little over two months without having my stomach bloated and was able to eat without pain.  During that time I experienced a lot of ripping from my sidewall.  While painful, it was welcome as it meant that the adhesions were loosening.  Because my belly wasn’t in a constant state of turmoil I was able to start an exercise routine.  Unfortunately, I knew that it would be only a matter of time until the pulling, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, and vomiting would return.

PEMF therapy, giving hope when doctors said there was none to be had

Last year one doctor after another told me that there was nothing they could do about my abdominal pain that is caused from adhesions due to endometriosis and surgical scarring.  Out of all of my conditions this was the hardest to accept as nothing decreased my discomfort.

Arisen Strength Interview

I am excited to announce that I am Shane’s guest this week on Arisen Strength Motivational Podcast.  Listen in as we discuss living with a purpose and touch upon some hot topics in the chronic community. Click on the picture above to listen in! Wishing you a week filled with many reasons to smile, TheContinue reading “Arisen Strength Interview”

Workout Prep and Recovery

Before becoming chronically ill I used to love exercising.  Outside of making time to do it, I never had to put much thought into it.  Other than changing my shoes or clothing, I never had to prepare my body for a workout.  Afterwards I could go on with my day and do whatever I wanted.  Since becoming chronically ill I have struggled with working out regularly because of how unpredictable my diseases are

Creating My Home Gym

Forget exercising, the pain I experience from Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Endometriosis makes just getting to the gym an exhausting workout.  Yet, I needed to do something, so I created a home gym

Christmas Shopping with Chronic Diarrhea

With my body unwilling to give me more than a 5 minute warning that my rear end is about to blow, I must know where the nearest restroom is at all times.  I know, I know, I could just do all of my shopping online while sitting on my porcelain throne, but it is not the same.  There is something about

My most effective therapies come without a prescription

My bowels have been set free!! Interesting thing is that my doctors had nothing do with it.  Instead I have a combination of natural, old fashioned, and self created therapies to thank.  Late in the month of November I began

My life summed up by a deck of cards

My life summed up by a deck of cards Part of my bedtime ritual includes playing solitaire.  Solitaire card games serve as a distraction from pain and the millions of thoughts rambling around my brain.  I have three favorite games; FreeCell, Pyramid, and Classic Solitaire.  The game I choose to play each night depends uponContinue reading “My life summed up by a deck of cards”

Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling

Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling This post is part of an ongoing series chronicling my battle with abdominal adhesions.  Click here to read from the beginning. Previous post< > Next post I haven’t updated this series for almost a month for a couple of reasons.  The first is that IContinue reading “Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling”

Why I call myself The Disabled Diva

Find out how I became The Disabled Diva, accepted my conditions, and more in this piece I wrote for Healthline. If anyone would have told me in my 20’s that I’d be writing about living with multiple chronic illnesses in my 40’s I would have laughed. I’ve been experiencing various symptoms since the age ofContinue reading “Why I call myself The Disabled Diva”

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