Explaining what it is like to live with a chronic illness is no easy task! It becomes even more challenging when our attempts to keep up with holiday traditions are thwarted by a flare. Below […]
Life with one or more chronic illnesses is tough. Yet each year we expect our pain riddled bodies to keep up with the ghosts of Christmas or holiday past. Here are a few suggestions to help you survive the holidays!
Receiving a diagnosis of an autoimmune disease is overwhelming. There is so much to take in, especially if you have no knowledge about your diagnosed disease and weren’t expecting it.
There is nothing normal about living with multiple chronic illnesses. So why do we expect ourselves to adhere to a holiday schedule that many healthy people struggle to keep up with? Today I am sharing why holiday timelines don’t work with chronic illness/pain.
Tips for dealing with brain fog caused by fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses.
Wearable pain relief devices to keep your chronic pain on the down low and you on the go!
The pain scales used in hospitals and doctor’s offices may be a useful tool for people of average health, but they are utterly useless when it comes to conveying the pain experienced by those of us with fibromyalgia.
The day I received my diagnosis of fibromyalgia is also the day I formed a love/hate relationship with it. It was a hot summer day in Arizona when I received my diagnosis. I entered my doctor’s office with hope of finding out why I felt like crap and what could be done to make me feel better. Little did I know that only one of those would come true.
Living with fibromyalgia is more than painful.
It is frustrating and often embarrassing.
This wretched chronic illness has caused embarrassing moments from the beginning.
Today I am sharing seven of my most embarrassing fibromyalgia symptoms.
There may not be a cure for my chronic illnesses, but one thing there is no shortage is terrible advice! People who have never heard of fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis suddenly become experts on how to “heal” my body. The most commonly shared advice is also the most dangerous. Today I am sharing three of the worst and how/why you should avoid them.
Fibromyalgia is one F word after another! It is felonious, ferocious, freaky, frightening, and so much more!
The cost of living with fibromyalgia goes beyond finances. Nothing I read at the time of my diagnosis could have prepared me for the high cost of living with fibromyalgia.
There may not be a cure for your chronic illness, but there are ways to improve your life!
Grab your FREE copy of my eBook, “Make Pain Your Bitch” to find out how!
Five ways to reduce chronic pain from fibromyalgia.
With doctors being pressured more now than ever to either not prescribe or greatly reduce how much they prescribe opioids for pain relief, chronic pain patients are finding it harder to get the pain relief they desperately need.