Weekend Recap: June 3-7, 2019

The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap: June 3-7, 2019 This week…….. I shared a common struggle among those who live with a chronic illness/pain know too well, following the schedule we need and want to versus the one our bodies demand.  Click here to read! I also shared why there is no good way toContinue reading “Weekend Recap: June 3-7, 2019”

At Least You Don’t Have….

Has anyone attempted to comfort you by saying “At least you don’t have…”? Have you comforted yourself with the same thought? he thing is, no matter how you end this phrase, it is never okay to say, not even to yourself! And here is why!

The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap May 27-31, 2019

The Disabled Diva Blog recap May 27, 2020. Take a peek into my on the go chronic pain relief bag and get tips to improve your summer vacation.

June Fitness Buddy Challenge: For the Love of You!

This month’s challenge is titled The Love Of You! Everything we do this month is to do something that shows love for you and your body.

The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap May 20-24, 2019

This week’s blog recap includes skin cancer prevention tips, how to have a great vacation despite your chronic illness, and more!

Did your chronic illness insist that you spend your vacation in bed?

Through the years I have not only made changes to how I address and relieve my chronic pain, but I have made changes to how I vacation too!
Here are a few tips to help you better enjoy your summer vacation!

You See Her and Think……

You see this young girl lying on a park bench, what is your first thought?
Don’t tell me what you think I want to hear or what you know would be most acceptable to be said, but tell me what your true first thought was………

May Fitness Buddy Challenge: May The Force Be With Us!

This group is for anyone who needs a little accountability and encouragement to help them stick to their fitness goals. You could have fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disease, arthritis, diabetes, MS, or any other chronic illness. In fact, you don’t even need to be ill. I needed motivation and encouragement before I was chronically ill just as much as I do now!

Bed Rest Just Got Better

If I have learned anything in my 20 years of living with multiple chronic illnesses such as psoriatic disease, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and degenerative disc disease to name a few it is that comfort is a necessity when riding out a flare. Not just flares, but also when prescribed bed rest after an injury or surgery.Continue reading “Bed Rest Just Got Better”

How and why I am continuing to use straws despite California’s straw law.

This post is not an environmental or political debate. Instead, its purpose is to showcase why some people need plastic straws and to share some options for those who live in or plan to visit California.

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.

Choosing a Mobility Aid That Fits Your Needs and Lifestyle

Choosing a mobility aid that fits your needs and lifestyle can overwhelming. Here are some tips and options to help you find your perfect fit!

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!

Chronic Life: Does the waiting ever end?

Living with one or multiple chronic illnesses involves a LOT of waiting. We wait for doctor appointments, test results, pain relief, cures, diagnoses, people to understand, and so much more. But does it ever end? There is no simple answer to this question.

How Charlie’s Angels Prepared Me to Live with a Chronic Illness

Little did I know that a show about beautiful, strong, and intelligent women would also give me the “know-how” I would need to survive life with not just one, but multiple chronic illnesses!

Spring Clean Your Chronic Life

Living with multiple chronic illnesses such as fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis can be messy and the following tips will make cleaning up that mess less painful!

Tears: I hold them back until pain pushes them out

Whether it is one single tear rolling down my cheek or many pouring out of my eyes, they still represent the kind of pain you secretly wish upon the wickedest of people.

What Happens When I Live My Old Life

Between the false hope, my doctors issued and the pressure from friends and family to get better, making changes to how I lived never crossed my mind. But it should have and here is why:

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