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!
Funny memes that perfectly describe what it is like to have a chronic illness during the holidays.
Instead of waiting until 2020 to set and reach health goals, I am doing it now with the help of a Pack Health coach!
Meet the mobility aid that is going to make getting of the house out easier than ever before!
PEMF pain relief device comparison. Pros and cons of 5 different devices for chronic muscle and joint pain and inflammation.
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”
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”
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?
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. Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund my Disney obsession if you use these links to make a purchase.Continue reading “Pain Acclimation and Relief Relativity”
There is much to think about when choosing whether to rent a wheelchair from Disneyland or 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 can be confusing. To help you decide, I compiled this list of prosContinue reading “Renting a Wheelchair From Disneyland Versus an Outside Vendor”
PillSuite is an answered prayer for those who take medication on a daily basis. No more hauling around bulky pill dispensers or bottles.
2016 has not been the kindest to me in regard to my physical pain. I started the year with a severe cluster flare (several conditions flaring severely simultaneously). I spent the first two and a half months with all or some of my conditions continuously flaring at some level. I finally caught a break aContinue reading “Facing Setbacks with a Positive Attitude”
When making plans it is important to keep our conditions and limitations in mind at all times. It took me close to 10 years to accept my conditions and to begin planning my daily life around them and a few more years until I began planning outings and vacations with them in mind. Here are a few tips to help you plan your next getaway:
In the past, I was on the go from the moment I left home to go on vacation until the moment I arrived home. After chronic illnesses entered my life, I began scheduling downtime prior to and following my trips. However, this was not enough after my condition progressed. In the past year, I haveContinue reading “Vacation Downtime”
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.”
Happy New Year? What? Is everyone done celebrating the New Year? Unlike everyone who celebrated the New Year on the first of January, I wasn’t physically or mentally up for celebrating it until last weekend. Just before Christmas, my psoriatic arthritis started coming out of remission. At the same time, a few of my otherContinue reading “Starting the New Year a little later than I had planned”
Recently a fellow spoonie posed a question online. She asked if she should share the details of her struggle because some people have rudely questioned her disability. They say that she is just fishing for attention. Anyone who suffers from chronic conditions like Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus, Lymes, MS, Endometriosis, etc.… knows that the struggleContinue reading “Spoonies are like snowflakes, each has a different story to tell”
It is no secret that I love Disneyland. Besides the magical memories made with family and friends, Disneyland provides me with physical and mental therapy. Because of this, I never hesitate to suggest a Disneyland vacation to my friends that suffer from chronic pain. However, I am not as quick to suggest they go toContinue reading “Why I would suggest Disneyland over Disney World to someone who suffers from chronic pain.”
Whether someone suffers from chronic pain or not, I feel it is safe to assume that most people see their doctors for two reasons. The first is to stay healthy, and the second is to find answers and get well. The last thing we expect is to leave that appointment physically feeling 10X worse thanContinue reading “Doctor Appointments That Do More Harm Than Good”
When someone says “You don’t look sick“, do you take it as an insult or a compliment? Personally I take it as an insult and here is why. 1. “You don’t look sick” is an accusation, not a compliment. Those words accuse the person in pain of being a liar. If people who haven’t aContinue reading “Insult or Compliment?”