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.
Are you as obsessed with Disney ear headbands as I am? Some think that Minnie ear headbands are just to wear while visiting a Disney Park, but guess what? They are WRONG!!! Disney headbands can be worn anywhere and at anytime of year. For example, what disnerd wouldn’t beContinue reading “Obsessed with Disney Ears!”
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
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”
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”
This week I would like to introduce you to one of my readers/followers, Berenice R. from El Monte, California, and I am excited to share her experience with you. First, let me tell you a little about Berenice. She is 32 years old, lives with multiple health issues, and is co-owner of Two Sisters Plan. Continue reading “Berenice has Disney Ability!”
Feeling overheated? 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 regular park operating hours to offer over-the-counter medications, bandages, and other quick remedies so that you can begin enjoying your visit again. IfContinue reading “Feeling ill at Disneyland?”
Therapy and chronic pain/illnesses go hand in hand. There is no way to go through life living in pain and not needing some type of therapy. We need physical therapy to strengthen our bodies to fight pain and illness. We need some sort of emotional therapy to keep from going mad from the pain thatContinue reading “My favorite therapy”
Who says dreams don’t come true? Not me!!! It has been over 30 years since my first trip to the Happiest Place on Earth. Some people think I am crazy for wanting to arrive early when I do visit. But one of the things I love about arriving prior to opening is seeing which familiesContinue reading “A fulfilled dream and squashed fears”
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”
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”