Incurable Friend 101-What You Need to Know

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 You Should Follow and Support

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 I Wish Were True

#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

How Mobility Aids Improve Living with Chronic Illness

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!

Word of the Week – Adjusting

Everyone is currently experiencing some form of adjustment. But for the chronically ill, it’s just part of everyday life.

Interrupted by Chronic Pain

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

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!

What COVID19 and Social Distancing have Returned to the Lives of the Chronically Ill

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!

California COVID-19 Lockdown, One Down, Three More Weeks to Go!

I am dealing with California’s coronavirus lock-down one week at time and in my own way. Sharing my thoughts, perspectives, and experiences.

How COVID-19 has Changed the Lives of the Chronically Ill

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 Word of the Week is Brought to You by Queen and David Bowie: Under Pressure

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.

Endometriosis Awareness Month: The Diagnosis and the Ill-Fated Treatment That Resulted in a Lifetime of Pain and Why No Surgeon is Willing to Help

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.

Word of the Week * TIRED * Living with Incurable Abdominal Chronic Pain

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.

My Valentines Day Wish For All of You Chronic Pain Warriors Who Fight a Battle that NO ONE Understands

A Valentines Day wish from me to you, someone who understands and knows all too well how exhausting living with chronic pain can be!

What if We Could Interview Doctors Before Scheduling an Appointment?

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 Illness/Pain Journey is as Unique as Your Fingerprint!

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!”

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”

Why I Fear Doctors, Hospitals, and Test Results

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.

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