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Did your chronic illness insist that you spend your vacation in bed?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Did your chronic illness insist that you spend your vacation in bed?

Before fibromyalgia, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, and other chronic illnesses took over my body, I would return home from a vacation feeling relaxed or energized.

At first, my illnesses would require a little more rest while away. Because I pushed through pain and fatigue in hopes of keeping up with my family, I always returned home feeling like death.  It was not unusual for my body to need days, weeks, and a few times months to recover from a week away from home.

Through the years I have not only made changes to how I address and relieve my chronic pain, but I have made changes to how I vacation too!

Here are a few tips to help you better enjoy your summer vacation!

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Natural and alternative health products are…

How do you feel about natural and alternative healthcare products?

Anyone who follows my blog knows how I feel about natural and alternative healthcare products.

But I want to know what you think of them.

Please take a few seconds to answer this poll.

 

If you checked any box, besides “doesn’t interest me”, I invite you to join my secret group Making Chronic Pain My Bitch with The Disabled Diva.

In it, we discuss cannabis, herbal remedies, PEMF therapy, and share marijuana and other herbal recipes, ways to fight pain without going broke and more…..

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You See Her and Think……

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You See Her and Think……

I have a serious question and I want you to answer honestly……

You see this young girl lying on a park bench, what is your first thought?

Don’t tell me what you think I want to hear or what you know would be most acceptable to be said, but tell me what your true first thought was………

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I’m so tired, my tired is tired!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’m so tired, my tired is tired!

Sound or should I say feel familiar?

The fatigue that accompanies fibromyalgia, psoriasis, and psoriatic arthritis is something that anyone who hasn’t experienced will never understand.

It is not the kind of tired that comes from doing too much or that a nap will fix.

It is the kind of tired that makes your head and body feel heavy.

It is the kind of tired that is impossible to fight.

It is the kind of tired that alters plans whether you like it or not.

Today is one of those days…..

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I am a fighter!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**The aim of this site is to tell my experiences with honesty. Therefore, some blog posts may trigger an adverse reaction. If a post is beginning to upset you, I advise that you please stop reading it immediately and talk to your support team.

I am a fighter!

I have been a fighter for my entire life.  What and who I have fought has changed throughout my lifetime, but my nonetheless I continue to fight.

Not everyone understands why I fight.  In fact, some people will never know the demons I have battled and I am happy that they will never be able to comprehend the torment that I have survived.

I spent my childhood, teen years, and twenties fighting to protect myself from my abuser.  When I reached my thirties, I had finally broken the chains that had held me back for my entire life.  I thought that would be the end of my fight, that from that point on life would become easier. But I was wrong.  In fact, not only did the battle that I thought was over take on a whole new life, but I also found myself at war with multiple chronic illnesses.

I will never be grateful to my abuser.  I will never thank him for the horrendous things he has done to me or my family.  I will never consider myself lucky to have been through what I have, but I will admit that the fight I wish I had never fought is what taught me how to fight for my life after my chronic illnesses hijacked my body.

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The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekly Recap April 29-May 3, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap April 29 – May 3, 2019

Tips that will make going to the movies with chronic pain enjoyable again

Bed Rest Just Got Better

The Disabled Diva’s Pain Management Plan

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Tips that will make going to the movies with chronic pain enjoyable again

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tips that will make going to the movies with chronic pain enjoyable again!

Before chronic pain from fibromyalgia, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, degenerative disc disease, coccydynia, and endometriosis took over my life, I used to go to the movie theater at least once a week.

As my pain increased and other painful health issues were added to my collection of diagnoses, my love for spending the afternoon watching movies at a theater turned into loathing.

I gave up.

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Instead of getting excited for the release of a new movie, I dreaded having to avoid spoilers while waiting for it to stream on Netflix or Hulu.

Then a few years ago, I realized that although going to the theater every weekend might not be possible, I could still go and enjoy the movies I was most passionate about.  All I had to do was let go of my pride, get creative, and find solutions to what was making it such a torturous event.

I may have broken ribs, but I was NOT about to allow them to keep me from seeing Avengers: Endgame in theaters.

I could have tried avoiding spoilers and waited a few weeks until I felt better, but I didn’t want to.

Instead, I assessed my needs and came up with a plan that allowed me to go and make it through the movie without too much additional pain.

Here is what I did and how it can help you!

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