What you need to know about your incurable friend in order to maintain a relationship that is healthy even though their body is not. What we need in a friend and how to be a good one.
Chronic illness patient leaders that you should follow and support. Living with fibromyalgia, arthritis, and endometriosis is tough, but the support, motivation, and resources that these patient advocates provide make it a little easier.
#Endometriosis #myths hurt women as much as the condition itself. Here are three misconceptions that would be good news if only they were true.
#womenshealth #healthcare #wellness #hysterectomy #pelvicpain #abdominalpain #painfulperiods
Confidence-building quotes to remind you of the strength that chronic illness wants to take from you.
These summer kimonos are a perfect combination of comfort and style! A must-have item whether you have a chronic illness or not!
Mobility aids can and will improve living with a chronic illness if we give them a chance. Here’s a breakdown of how and why you should try one!
Everyone is currently experiencing some form of adjustment. But for the chronically ill, it’s just part of everyday life.
Living with my chronic illnesses for as long as I have, you’d think I would be used to having my life interrupted by chronic pain and more….
Endometriosis resources for women of all ages. One in ten women suffers from this painful and debilitating illness. Here’s what else you need to know!
COVID19 and social distancing have taken a lot away from us, but there are a few things they have given the chronically ill that are worth celebrating!
I am dealing with California’s coronavirus lock-down one week at time and in my own way. Sharing my thoughts, perspectives, and experiences.
COVID-19 has changed our lives in ways we never imagined. Let’s take a look at how it has impacted life with a chronic illness.
My week can be summed up by the song Under Pressure from Queen and David Bowie. Feeling pressured to feel better faster, do what others want, etc.
My endometriosis diagnosis provided an answer, while an ill-fated treatment created more pain than I could ever imagine, and why I will never improve.
My word of the week is TIRED! Unless someone lives with chronic pain, they have no idea how tiring it can be or how long it takes to recover from a flare.
A Valentines Day wish from me to you, someone who understands and knows all too well how exhausting living with chronic pain can be!
How many times have had an appointment with a new doctor only to have them ignore, dismiss, or laugh at your symptoms and concerns? What if you could interview doctors before scheduling an appointment?
Your chronic pain/illness journey is as unique as your fingerprint. Just like your fingerprint, no one is going to experience the exact same thing, even if they have all the same illnesses/pains. How each body reacts to treatment, allergies, access to different types of treatments, nutritional intake, climate, support, mental health, and so many otherContinue reading “Your Chronic Illness/Pain Journey is as Unique as Your Fingerprint!”
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”
I know my body well. In fact, I know better than any test or doctor. Not to sound conceited, but not one test or scan has ever shown the destruction that has been taking place in my abdomen since 2003. NOT ONE!! However, my theories have been validated in surgery and each surgery was proved necessary.