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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 the people who spend your time with wearing you down or affecting your attitude? You may need to sanitize your social circle.
It is time to apply some good old fashioned spring cleaning to our social media accounts.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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:
Want to give your Valentine a gift they will cherish and use forever?! Forget lingerie or jewelry! This year purchase something that you and they can appreciate and benefit from. Give them and yourself the gift of pain relief!
Here is a rundown of this week’s articles! Read what you missed and share what you liked! Love is Stupid In this article, Donna […]