There may not be a cure for my chronic illnesses, but one thing there is no shortage is terrible advice! People who have never heard of fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis suddenly become experts on how to “heal” my body. The most commonly shared advice is also the most dangerous. Today I am sharing three of the worst and how/why you should avoid them.
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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.
5 Best Practices for Safe Walking
Walking is a great form of exercise if you follow my 5 practices for staying safe.
Choices That Reflect Acceptance of a Chronic Illness
Have you accepted your chronic illness? I mean really accepted it??!! Because, if you haven’t, you are most likely making your life harder than it has to be and increasing your pain in the process.
5 Tips That Will Make Trick or Treating With Chronic Pain Less Painful
Does the thought of taking your child trick or treating send chills down your spine? Fear not! Keep your Halloween from becoming chronically crappy with these five tips!
How My Chronic Illness Turned Me into a Vampire
I used to think that I suffered from insomnia. However, insomnia or painsomnia, as many of us who suffer from chronic pain like to refer to it wasn’t to blame. Insomnia is not being able to sleep. Painsomnia is when pain prevents someone from sleeping. After an experiment, I discovered that neither was really myContinue reading “How My Chronic Illness Turned Me into a Vampire”
Why taking a post trip vacation is necessary for my chronic body
Many of us are exhausted before we hop in the car or board our flights. The time spent doing laundry, packing, and planning our excursions decreases and sometimes depletes our already limited energy supply. Then there is the trip itself. No matter how relaxing of a getaway I plan, it is always tiring
How I treat lower back and hip pain without a prescription at home and on the go
Tips for treating your lower back and/or hip pain with this drug free pain relief device whether you are at home or on the go!
The Disabled Diva’s Top 10 Travel Tips
The Disabled Diva’s Top Ten Travel Tips
Unpack Your Unrealistic Vacation Expectations
Living with multiple chronic conditions has changed many things in my life, including what I expect from a vacation. Psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis often create havoc before, during, and after each trip. I may not be able to escape my conditions for a week, but I can still have a fabulous getaway by having realistic expectations. Here are five unrealistic vacation expectations and how I turned them around.