Have an Opinion About Someone’s Mobility Aid? Do Us All a Favor and STFU!

Accepting the need for a mobility aid is not an easy thing to do. Listening to asinine opinions from judgmental idiots is worse! I wish they would just do us all a favor and just STFU!

Moving Mayhem

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

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”

How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet

            How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet               Survive a character meet and greet?  Aren’t those supposed to be fun?  For most people, both adults and children, they are.  It is a chance to meet their favorite characters,Continue reading “How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet”

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”

Living while waiting instead of waiting to live

Living while waiting instead of waiting to live Have you put your life on hold as you wait for a cure or relief?  Are you hesitant to make plans because you aren’t sure of how you will be feeling physically?  Not only have I done that very thing, but am currently fighting the urge toContinue reading “Living while waiting instead of waiting to live”

Ten pitfalls of using a wheelchair at Disneyland

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 reality.  Using a wheelchair at Disneyland is tough, especially for those who don’t use one often.  In this post IContinue reading “Ten pitfalls of using a wheelchair at Disneyland”

The day most dread is the day I look forward to

For most, Mondays are the most dreaded day of the week.  It marks the beginning of a hectic schedule.  While my friends and family are complaining that the weekend is over, I find myself rejoicing every Monday. Long ago prior to living the chronic life, I also despised Mondays.  I looked forward to relaxing onContinue reading “The day most dread is the day I look forward to”

There’s more to Disneyland besides rides

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 YES!!  There is so much more to Disneyland besides the rides.  It is entirely possible to spend many days inContinue reading “There’s more to Disneyland besides rides”

Renting a wheelchair from Disneyland versus an outside vendor

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 confusing.  To help you decide I compiled this list of pros and cons for renting one from Disneyland or fromContinue reading “Renting a wheelchair from Disneyland versus an outside vendor”

The Ideal Vacation

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 to break away from my every day hurried life.  Even if I planned for a few adventures, I never hadContinue reading “The Ideal Vacation”

Tips for staying cool this summer

Summer has arrived! I have a love/hate relationship with summer.  My bones appreciate the increase of temperatures, but not my nerves or muscles.  Over the years my level of heat tolerance has decreased. However, I refuse to allow my body to keep me from enjoying this season with these few tips. Go to the beachContinue reading “Tips for staying cool this summer”

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