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!

Memes That Describe What it is Like to Have a Chronic Illness During the Holidays

Funny memes that perfectly describe what it is like to have a chronic illness during the holidays.

Building Healthy Habits with Pack Health

Instead of waiting until 2020 to set and reach health goals, I am doing it now with the help of a Pack Health coach!

Review of Medline Combination Rollator and Transport Chair

Meet the mobility aid that is going to make getting of the house out easier than ever before!

Finding the PEMF device that fits your needs

PEMF pain relief device comparison. Pros and cons of 5 different devices for chronic muscle and joint pain and inflammation.

The Disabled Diva’s Oska Pulse Journey Week 4

How using this device is like watching paint dry and an update on my improvement. *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The code for $55 off one device has changed since this post was published.Continue reading “The Disabled Diva’s Oska Pulse Journey Week 4”

My Oska Pulse Journey Week Three: More than a pain relief device

Find out how the Oska Pulse is more than a pain relief device and how it is actually preventing pain in my latest update.  In addition, I share other conditions and illnesses that this type of therapy has shown been proven to help with. Still not convinced? See the research for yourself. List of allContinue reading “My Oska Pulse Journey Week Three: More than a pain relief device”

The only New Year’s resolution that I have ever kept and why you should try it

Do you make New Year resolutions?  How many of them did you keep?  In the past I would vow to lose weight, quit a bad habit, or to do something that I didn’t really want to do and always failed.  Why did I fail?

Super Mom or a Super Pooped Mom

Are you a Super Mom or a Super Pooped Mom? Chronic illnesses make life difficult.  Those of us who suffer from one are always feeling like we are swimming against the stream.   My illnesses are always getting in the way of what I want and need to do.  Instead of doing the dishes my bodyContinue reading “Super Mom or a Super Pooped Mom”

The day most dread is the day I look forward to

For most, Mondays are the most dreaded day of the week.  It marks the beginning of a hectic schedule.  While my friends and family are complaining that the weekend is over, I find myself rejoicing every Monday. Long ago prior to living the chronic life, I also despised Mondays.  I looked forward to relaxing onContinue reading “The day most dread is the day I look forward to”

Pain acclimation and relief relativity

  You know the phrase “It’s all relative”?  Well, that is how I explain my ever changing tolerance to higher pain levels and how my definition of relief continues to change. Acclimating to pain.  I have lived in many different climates.  With each move my body took time to adjust to the different types of weather. Continue reading “Pain acclimation and relief relativity”

There’s more to Disneyland besides rides

There’s more to Disneyland besides rides I have had several readers ask if it is worth the expense to go to Disneyland if they don’t like or plan on going on rides.  My answer is YES!!  There is so much more to Disneyland besides the rides.  It is entirely possible to spend many days inContinue reading “There’s more to Disneyland besides rides”

Renting a wheelchair from Disneyland versus an outside vendor

Renting a wheelchair from Disneyland versus an outside vendor For guests that don’t use a wheelchair on a regular basis, yet need one for extended outings, choosing where to rent a wheelchair from can be confusing.  To help you decide I compiled this list of pros and cons for renting one from Disneyland or fromContinue reading “Renting a wheelchair from Disneyland versus an outside vendor”

The Ideal Vacation

The Ideal Vacation My chronic illnesses have not only changed the way I live, but they have also changed the way I vacation.  Prior to becoming chronically ill, I would plan for a relaxing trip to break away from my every day hurried life.  Even if I planned for a few adventures, I never hadContinue reading “The Ideal Vacation”

Tips for staying cool this summer

Summer has arrived! I have a love/hate relationship with summer.  My bones appreciate the increase of temperatures, but not my nerves or muscles.  Over the years my level of heat tolerance has decreased. However, I refuse to allow my body to keep me from enjoying this season with these few tips. Go to the beachContinue reading “Tips for staying cool this summer”

Taking off the mask and getting by with a little help from my friends

I have always struggled with asking for help.  Because of this, there have been times in my chronic life that I have felt like it was me against the world.  I would like to say that I have improved and have become better at asking for assistance, but that would be a lie. I stillContinue reading “Taking off the mask and getting by with a little help from my friends”

The Disabled Diva’s Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Planning Guide

Are chronic conditions or disability keeping you from planning a Disneyland vacation? Guests of Disneyland should enter the gates ready to have fun, not fretting over trying to figure out what they will be able to do or how to navigate Disneyland’s handicapped system. Disneyland’s handicapped system was frustrating even before they made it moreContinue reading “The Disabled Diva’s Unofficial Disneyland Vacation Planning Guide”

Living with a body that doesn’t know how to forgive and forget

One frustrating aspect of my chronic conditions is having a body that absorbs its surroundings, mainly sounds and vibrations.  I physically feel every beat of a drum, which sucks since my son is a drummer.  It’s a miracle I survived his days of Marching Band and Indoor Drumline. I never shared this with him atContinue reading “Living with a body that doesn’t know how to forgive and forget”

PillSuite Review

PillSuite is an answered prayer for those who take medication on a daily basis. No more hauling around bulky pill dispensers or bottles.

Facing Setbacks with a Positive Attitude

2016 has not been the kindest to me in regards to my physical pain.  I started off the year with a severe cluster flare (several conditions flaring severely at the same time).  I spent the first two and a half months with all or some of my conditions continuously flaring at some level.  I finallyContinue reading “Facing Setbacks with a Positive Attitude”

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