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.
Accessibility information to help you get your kicks on route 66 and plan your next visit to Carsland at Disneyland’s California Adventure!
Get your gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian fix on Route 66 in Carsland at Disney’s California Adventure!
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.
In my latest Oska Pulse Journey update, I am sharing what this drug-free pain relief device has done for me in four months that my doctors haven’t been able to do in seventeen years.
I have been living with multiple chronic illnesses for over 17 years. Throughout this time I have learned to expect my body to fail my expectations. Some of those failures were due to my own unrealistic expectations of what I wanted to do and others were the result of my conditions progressing making it impossible for my body to do what it had been. If I have learned anything throughout my chronic life it is that I should always expect the unexpected…..
Stress is my enemy. I do my best to plan and schedule appointments and outings in a manner that won’t increase my stress/pain level or spark an anxiety attack. However, some times life throws some unexpected curve balls and I have to push through pain, anxiety, and fatigue to deal with them. A month ago we were given notice
How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet Survive a character meet and greet? Aren’t those supposed to […]
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 […]
Ten pitfalls of using a wheelchair at Disneyland Some people think that those who use wheelchairs at Disneyland get on rides faster and/or have it easier than other guests. However, that is far from the […]
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 […]
Thrifty Snacks at Disneyland
The Ideal Vacation My chronic illnesses have not only changed the way I live, but they have also changed the way I vacation. Prior to becoming chronically ill, I would plan for a relaxing trip […]
Two of my favorite budget friendly table service restaurants at Disneyland and California Adventure Last week I shared tips on how to feed your family for less while vacationing at Disneyland. Click here to […]
Tips for spending less on food while vacationing at Disneyland With multiple price hikes on park tickets over the past few years, we can all agree that Disneyland is not a cheap vacation destination. However, […]
Are chronic conditions or disability keeping you from planning a Disneyland vacation? Guests of Disneyland should enter the gates ready to have fun, not fretting over trying to figure out what they will be able […]
As my mobility decreased over the years I had to find new ways to stay warm, whether I was inside and outside. Because I am physically moving less than I did before I find myself feeling […]
Yesterday I returned home after spending five days at Disneyland. This was a big deal for me as I haven’t spent five consecutive days in the park since 2009! Since then my longest stretch in […]
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 […]