I Will Never Buy Cannabis Edibles Again – Here Is The Terrifying Reason Why

The Disabled Diva says she will never buy cannabis edibles again! Find out what has changed with medicinal cannabis after recreational use became legal, why it is a problem, and what she feels is the best solution.

Free Cooking with Cannabis Basics eBook

Marijuana edibles are expensive. Save money by learning the basics with The Disabled Diva’s free cooking with cannabis eBook. Learn my money-saving trick for decarboxylating and try a few simple recipes!

Weekend Recap February 4-8, 2019

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 helps us overcome our insecurities and to recognize that we are worthy of being loved. Click here to read. *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional costContinue reading “Weekend Recap February 4-8, 2019”

My body failed to meet my expectations

I have been living with multiple chronic illnesses for over 17 years. Throughout this time I have learned to expect my body to fail my expectations. Some of those failures were due to my own unrealistic expectations of what I wanted to do and others were the result of my conditions progressing making it impossible for my body to do what it had been. If I have learned anything throughout my chronic life it is that I should always expect the unexpected…..

Pharmaceutical narcotics, damned if we do, damned if we don’t

Pharmaceutical narcotics, damned if we do, damned if we don’t The healthcare providers in America need to decide where they stand in regards to treating patient’s pain with narcotics.  As it stands now, we are damned if we use them and damned if we don’t. When I first became chronically ill, I never had anContinue reading “Pharmaceutical narcotics, damned if we do, damned if we don’t”

Sweet dreams only happen when….

Sweet dreams only happen when I listen to my body.  Prior to my chronic life, I had a sleep schedule that worked around my work schedule.  I was in bed every night between 9 and 10PM and up by 4AM.  I never had a problem falling asleep.  I attribute that to the fact that IContinue reading “Sweet dreams only happen when….”

Protected: Medicating with Marijuana isn’t as expensive as I thought it would be.

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What they don’t see

After almost two weeks of suffering from my muscles attacking my spine and neck, last night I felt like I was finally on the upswing.  I could feel my muscles relaxing and my joints popped whenever I moved my body.  I sounded like a bowl of rice krispies.  With less pressure on my neck, my brainContinue reading “What they don’t see”

Time-Out

It’s been a rough day.  I was woken up this morning by intense abdominal, leg, and back muscle spasms.  Tears rolled down my cheeks as each wave of spasms squeezed tightly.  As the day progressed, their frequency decreased, which has allowed me to rest.  In addition to this my stomach feels as though it isContinue reading “Time-Out”

Celebrating another year

Today, November 12, is my birthday.  As a child I always looked forward to my special day, but as I grew older I began dreading it.  In a way I am like Peter Pan, I don’t want to grow up.  Well, that’s not necessarily true.  I don’t mind being an adult, I just didn’t likeContinue reading “Celebrating another year”

My Abominable Abdominal Adhesions

Abdominal adhesions began wreaking havoc in my life back in 2004 after having surgery to remove a giant cyst.  Some, myself included wanted to blame the type of surgery performed for the adhesions, being that prior to having laparoscopic I had two C-sections without developing adhesions.  But in my case it wasn’t the type ofContinue reading “My Abominable Abdominal Adhesions”

Welcoming Fall with mixed emotions

Someone forgot to inform Mother Nature that today was is the first day of fall, because it still feels like summer in sunny Southern California!  However there is a touch of fall in the air as our nights have been cooler and I am physically feeling the benefits of the shift in seasons.  Fall andContinue reading “Welcoming Fall with mixed emotions”

Staying afloat

Ugh!! Today is one of those days in which I feel like I am sinking.  There are a few things I need to accomplish today but with each attempt I feel like I am sinking further behind.  Is it really too much to ask that my body cooperate for just a few hours?  The frustratingContinue reading “Staying afloat”

Protected: My two year MMJ anniversary.

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The Pain Coma

Painsomnia has an evil sibling, the Pain Coma.  Unlike a real coma, I am not completely comatose, but my physical and cognitive abilities are drastically reduced.  In some ways it resembles a real coma as in no matter how hard I “will” my body to move, it won’t, it’s paralyzing.  Then there is the feelingContinue reading “The Pain Coma”

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”

Painsomnia, like insomnia but worse

            We all know what insomnia is, but what is painsomnia? Painsomnia is when your pain(s) keep you from falling asleep or from reaching a restorative sleep level.  With normal insomnia I would just get up and make good use of the time that should have been spent sleeping.  UnfortunatelyContinue reading “Painsomnia, like insomnia but worse”

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