Where to rest your feet at Disneyland

Jason asks: Where can I sit and rest while in the parks? Great question! There are many options when you need to rest your feet and legs.  There are benches all along the walkway of Downtown Disney and a few in the Esplanade near the restrooms by the Disneyland and California Adventure entry gates.  ThereContinue reading “Where to rest your feet at Disneyland”

Staying Hydrated at Disneyland

Susan asks: “This may seem like a silly question, but, my medications cause my mouth to become very dry.  I have heard that bottle water is expensive in the parks and wonder if it is possible to stay hydrated without spending all of my souvenir money on water?” This is not a silly question atContinue reading “Staying Hydrated at Disneyland”

Feeling ill at Disneyland?

Feeling over heated? Did you fall and scrape your knee? Have a headache?  No matter what your ailment there are First Aid stations in both Disneyland and California Adventure. Nurses are available during normal park operating hours to offer over-the-counter medications, bandages and other quick remedies so that you can begin enjoying your visit again.Continue reading “Feeling ill at Disneyland?”

My Second San Francisco Adventure

As someone that suffers from several chronic illnesses, I have had to learn to be flexible when vacationing.  I have learned that I won’t always get to do everything I want to and that my body may need more rest than normal.  I am writing this post is to share my adventure and to showContinue reading “My Second San Francisco Adventure”

What the rides at Disneyland have taught me about my conditions

This morning someone sent me an analogy on Twitter comparing having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain.  They tweeted that having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain are the same as there are lots of ups and downs, tight curves, but no way to see them coming.  This is spot on!! However it is how we choose to face those ups, downs,Continue reading “What the rides at Disneyland have taught me about my conditions”

Peekaboo

I’ve been debating whether or not to share my most recent chronically ill related embarrassing moment.  I was so humiliated that I swore my husband and daughter to secrecy the moment it happened.  As days passed I realized that this is not the worst that has happened to me and that I have shared muchContinue reading “Peekaboo”

My favorite therapy

Therapy and chronic pain/illnesses go hand in hand.  There is no way to go through life living in pain and not need some type of therapy.  We need physical therapy to give our bodies the strength to fight the pain and illness.  We need some sort of emotional therapy to keep from going mad fromContinue reading “My favorite therapy”

Reflections of a magical year

 2014 has definitely been a magical year for me.  No I was not cured nor was my pain less than normal.  What made this past year magical was that I allowed myself to have fun!  Living in pain means having very few days with a pain level low enough to tackle all the things thatContinue reading “Reflections of a magical year”

Down’s and Disneyland

Last week my brother in-law, Tim,  came to California to spend some time at Disneyland with my husband, daughter, and me.  My brother in -law is not your typical 40 something man, he has Down’s Syndrome.  This mini vacation is the second that my husband and I have had with him at Disneyland.  The firstContinue reading “Down’s and Disneyland”

Rocked my Disney Side

Approximately  two weeks ago  my family and I rocked our Disney Sides at the 24 hour party.   The first I had ever heard about Disney’s 24 hour parties was a month prior to this one.  Being the Disney Geek that I am, my first thought was “Heck ya”!!   My enthusiasm waned as IContinue reading “Rocked my Disney Side”

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