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.

How The Disabled Diva Manages Chronic Pain

For twelve years I followed my doctors pain management plan only to end up in a wheelchair and in horrific pain. Fed up, I created my own pain management plan and have been improving ever since.

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”

Weekly Recap January 14-18 2019

                Weekend recap January 14-18 2019 It was a long, wet, and painful week here in southern California! I hope this post finds you feeling the best that you possibly can despite whatever winter weather is headed your way!!  Whether you are sitting beside the fireplace or snuggledContinue reading “Weekly Recap January 14-18 2019”

Riding out the storm: How I deal with rain pain

When dealing with multiple storm fronts, I have to make changes to how I live, work, and play in order to keep my world from falling apart. Today I am sharing my secrets to surviving a week of rain without losing my mind and body to pain.

I feel like dancing!

When my chronic illnesses first stole my ability to hit the dance floor, I didn’t really think much about what I had lost…. Then last year a burning desire to move my feet ignited……..

Countdown to 50: #7 Trying Something New

Today I am going to share how my road blocks led me to try new things and how doing so made my dreams come true!

Surviving a Heatwave and Excessive Temperatures with Fibromyalgia and PsA

Do heatwaves or excessive temperatures make your life with fibromyalgia or psoriatic arthritis miserable? It used to stop me in my tracks. Read on to find out how I am winning the battle and living every day, even when it is HOT!

Retiring My Wheelchair

That’s it!! I am done!! Just because I have a chronic illness, it doesn’t mean that I have to let people push me around.

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…..

Moving Mayhem

Stress is my enemy.  I do my best to plan and schedule appointments and outings in a manner that won’t increase my stress/pain level or spark an anxiety attack.  However, some times life throws some unexpected curve balls and I have to push through pain, anxiety, and fatigue to deal with them. A month ago we were given notice

Why I call myself The Disabled Diva

Find out how I became The Disabled Diva, accepted my conditions, and more in this piece I wrote for Healthline. If anyone would have told me in my 20’s that I’d be writing about living with multiple chronic illnesses in my 40’s I would have laughed. I’ve been experiencing various symptoms since the age ofContinue reading “Why I call myself The Disabled Diva”

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”

What has happened to our healthcare system?

This is part of a series of posts chronicling my quest to receive relief from abdominal adhesions. Click here to read from the beginning  Previous post < > Next post When did it become acceptable to not help patients?  When did drugging them become the go to plan?  When did doctors start giving up onContinue reading “What has happened to our healthcare system?”

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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Living multiple lives.

Originally this post was going to be called “Living a double life”, but then I realized that I don’t just lead two lives, I live multiple lives.  What I mean by this is that my life when going through a flare is totally different than when my Psoriatic Arthritis is in remission and my remissionContinue reading “Living multiple lives.”

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