What The Disabled Diva is Looking at, Playing, Joining, Invigorated by, and Ditching This Month. Living with Fibromyalgia and Psoriatic Arthritis

In this month’s linkup I share what I am looking at, playing, joining, invigorated by, and ditching to make living with my chronic illnesses easier, less painful, and more fun!

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I may visit Fantasyland, but I no longer live in it.

Vacations typically provide us with an escape from our normal lives. And even if just for a few days, we are able to forget about our worries and escape from the life that is wearing us down. However, if we are not careful, our escape to Fantasyland could make returning to reality more painful than before. What the heck am I talking about? Read on…….

Are they talking to me? Learning to accept a compliment

Everyone likes hearing that they did a good job or that their work made someone else’s life better, right? Sure, but when you have been continuously doubted, made fun of, or shamed because of your chronic illness, accepting a compliment isn’t so easy.

May Fitness Buddy Challenge: May The Force Be With Us!

This group is for anyone who needs a little accountability and encouragement to help them stick to their fitness goals. You could have fibromyalgia, an autoimmune disease, arthritis, diabetes, MS, or any other chronic illness. In fact, you don’t even need to be ill. I needed motivation and encouragement before I was chronically ill just as much as I do now!

Why I Fear Doctors, Hospitals, and Test Results

I know my body well. In fact, I know better than any test or doctor. Not to sound conceited, but not one test or scan has ever shown the destruction that has been taking place in my abdomen since 2003. NOT ONE!! However, my theories have been validated in surgery and each surgery was proved necessary.

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.