4 Emotional Challenges of Living With Psoriatic Arthritis

When I mention psoriatic arthritis, people usually think about joint pain and rashes, not emotional challenges. In my latest article for Healthgrades, I share four of those emotional challenges and the effect they have on my life.

My Chronic Life September 2021 Update

My chronic life update for September 2021. How I managed living with fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, and other fun stuff nobody should ever have to experience.

Chronic Pain Awareness Month – How To Use Social Media To Educate

How to use social media for chronic pain awareness easily and for free, all year long, no matter how many followers you may have.

Why This Chronically Ill Wheelchair User Stopped Attending Church In Person

Attending church as a chronically ill wheelchair user is difficult for many reasons. Accessibility is just one of the challenges, here are more!

My Chronic Pain Management Reboot Recap For August 2021 – Fibromyalgia And Psoriatic Arthritis

My pain management July recap. How I managed chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis.

Disabled Diva Instagram Featured Chronic Pain And Lifestyle Products 2021 List

The Disabled Diva shares chronic pain and lifestyle products from her Instagram stories and feed for 2021. New products are added weekly.

3 Ways A Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Made My Life A Chronic Illness Nightmare

My fibromyalgia diagnosis is a blessing and a curse. Here are three ways it has turned my life into a chronic illness nightmare.

Fibromyalgia Diagnosis Checklist: 30 Things You Need To Know About This Chronic Illness

Every patient should be given a fibromyalgia diagnosis checklist to help them understand and make it easier to navigate life with this chronic illness.

My Chronic Pain Management Reboot Recap For July 2021 – Fibromyalgia And Psoriatic Arthritis

My pain management July recap. How I managed chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis.

One Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis Should Have Been Enough, Why It Was Not

One psoriatic arthritis diagnosis should have been enough. How I ended up getting diagnosed three times and what to do if it happens to you!

5 Best Electric Power Folding Wheelchairs For Indoor and Outdoor Use

5 Best electric power folding wheelchairs that can be used indoors and outdoors! Helping the chronically ill maintain mobility and independence.

My Chronic Pain Management Reboot Recap For June 2021 – Fibromyalgia And Psoriatic Arthritis

Press play to listen to My Chronic Pain Management Reboot Recap For June 2021 – Fibromyalgia And Psoriatic Arthritis or continue reading. Woo hoo!!!! I have made it halfway through 2021 and am fairing better than I was this time last year! This time last year, my days and nights were spent lying in bedContinue reading “My Chronic Pain Management Reboot Recap For June 2021 – Fibromyalgia And Psoriatic Arthritis”

Cute Plus Size Loungewear From Amazon For The Chronically Ill

Listen to Cute Plus Size Loungewear From Amazon For The Chronically Ill or continue reading. Throughout my chronic life, I have learned to rely on the comfort of certain fabrics. The trouble is they are not always available where I typically purchase my clothing. Fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis flare worse for me during the summerContinue reading “Cute Plus Size Loungewear From Amazon For The Chronically Ill”

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!

Invasion of the Brain Snatcher! Tips for Dealing with Fibro Fog

Tips for dealing with brain fog caused by fibromyalgia and other chronic illnesses.

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

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!

I am a fighter!

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.

How and why I am continuing to use straws despite California’s straw law.

This post is not an environmental or political debate. Instead, its purpose is to showcase why some people need plastic straws and to share some options for those who live in or plan to visit California.

How to Plan the Best Summer Vacation Despite Your Chronic Illness

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.

Tears: I hold them back until pain pushes them out

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.

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