Tips for staying warm when the weather outside is not

As my mobility decreased over the years I had to find new ways to stay warm, whether I was inside and outside. Because I am physically moving less than I did before I find myself feeling cold more often, even in temperatures that never bothered me in the past.  Because I am unable to walk brisklyContinue reading “Tips for staying warm when the weather outside is not”

Service dog relief areas at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World

Service dog relief areas at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Service dogs may relieve themselves in any open outdoor area as long as their owners pick up after them and leave the area clean. There are also  relief areas designated for service dogs to relieve themselves throughout the parks.  Where ever your service animalContinue reading “Service dog relief areas at the Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World”

Where to rest your feet at Disneyland

Jason asks: Where can I sit and rest while in the parks? Great question! There are many options when you need to rest your feet and legs.  There are benches all along the walkway of Downtown Disney and a few in the Esplanade near the restrooms by the Disneyland and California Adventure entry gates.  ThereContinue reading “Where to rest your feet at Disneyland”

Feeling ill at Disneyland?

Feeling over heated? 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 normal park operating hours to offer over-the-counter medications, bandages and other quick remedies so that you can begin enjoying your visit again.Continue reading “Feeling ill at Disneyland?”

My Second San Francisco Adventure

As someone that suffers from several chronic illnesses, I have had to learn to be flexible when vacationing.  I have learned that I won’t always get to do everything I want to and that my body may need more rest than normal.  I am writing this post is to share my adventure and to showContinue reading “My Second San Francisco Adventure”

What the rides at Disneyland have taught me about my conditions

This morning someone sent me an analogy on Twitter comparing having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain.  They tweeted that having Fibromyalgia and riding Space Mountain are the same as there are lots of ups and downs, tight curves, but no way to see them coming.  This is spot on!! However it is how we choose to face those ups, downs,Continue reading “What the rides at Disneyland have taught me about my conditions”

Peekaboo

I’ve been debating whether or not to share my most recent chronically ill related embarrassing moment.  I was so humiliated that I swore my husband and daughter to secrecy the moment it happened.  As days passed I realized that this is not the worst that has happened to me and that I have shared muchContinue reading “Peekaboo”

What makes a handicapped stall accessible

Since I began using my wheelchair for the majority of my out of the house outings two years ago, I have learned that just because a restroom is labeled Handicap Accessible it doesn’t mean that it really is.  Sure it may have a stall that has enough space for a wheelchair and a caregiver toContinue reading “What makes a handicapped stall accessible”

DMV Medical Forms FYI

Save time and money by making sure your physician properly fills out forms needed for the DMV and more.  I had a permanent Handicapped Placard when I lived in Arizona but didn’t bother getting one when I first moved to California.  I rarely left the house so it I didn’t feel the need for it. Continue reading “DMV Medical Forms FYI”

My favorite therapy

Therapy and chronic pain/illnesses go hand in hand.  There is no way to go through life living in pain and not need some type of therapy.  We need physical therapy to give our bodies the strength to fight the pain and illness.  We need some sort of emotional therapy to keep from going mad fromContinue reading “My favorite therapy”

A fulfilled dream and squashed fears

  Who says dreams don’t come true?  Not me!!!  It been over 30 years since my very 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 families willContinue reading “A fulfilled dream and squashed fears”

My San Francisco Adventure

Having never been to San Francisco I was more than excited to join my husband on his business trip.  Because this was a business trip I knew there wouldn’t be much time for site seeing, but I didn’t care.  I am just thrilled to have had the opportunity to see and taste as much ofContinue reading “My San Francisco Adventure”

Wheelchair storage war

Scroll down for update. Original post: I have only been using my wheelchair full time outside of my house for a year and a half.  It has only been in the past few months that I have had a serious storage issue.  Instead of everyone holding/carrying their own jackets and backpacks they are using myContinue reading “Wheelchair storage war”

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