My word of the week is TIRED! Unless someone lives with chronic pain, they have no idea how tiring it can be or how long it takes to recover from a flare.
A Valentines Day wish from me to you, someone who understands and knows all too well how exhausting living with chronic pain can be!
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!
Have you watched The Mandalorian on Disney Plus? My family had a weekly date to watch it together. Afterward, we would discuss the episode or show in general. One thing that surprised me was how deeply I related to the Mandalorian whenever he was questioned about not removing his helmet. What does this have to do with living with fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis? Read on to find out!
Choosing the perfect Valentine’s Day gifts can become quite difficult when the object of your affection has a chronic illness like fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis. But have no fear! I am here to share a few ideas that will provide your loved one with comfort and joy long after February 14th!
Fun Valentine’s Day gift ideas that show your partner how much you love them while respecting the boundaries of their chronic illness.
My chronic life was in need of a good purge and revamping! Discover the changes that will make it easier, less painful, and more fun!
Living with fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis is strange. Who knew that after a rough ending to 2019 that I would enter 2020 with a bang! Find out why in my latest health update!
Thrive this New Year by following these fibromyalgia and chronic pain-fighting philosophies that will make your life easier, less painful, and more fun!
Check out my top 19 chronic illness blog and social media posts of 2019 ! Did your favorite make the list?
Funny memes that perfectly describe what it is like to have a chronic illness during the holidays.
As we near the end of 2019, I want to share how I am coping with the final weeks and days and what it means for next year.
Life with one or more chronic illnesses is tough. Yet each year we expect our pain riddled bodies to keep up with the ghosts of Christmas or holiday past. Here are a few suggestions to help you survive the holidays!
You may have noticed in the past few weeks that I haven’t been as active on social media as I am normally. The reason for this is…..
Massage chairs are a fantastic option for at home pain relief. One of these are sure to fit your needs and home!
Within a few months of seeing me for psoriatic arthritis and fibromyalgia, my rheumatologist could see how much I was struggling to walk any distance. In fact, it was he who suggested that I get a parking placard for my car and handed me a form with his signature to get one asap. What was strange is that he never discussed use of a mobility aid.
There two forms of self-care. There’s the fun kind that everybody likes and the not so fun kind that feels more like work than a good time. Today I am sharing the importance of both and why they should be discussed with newly diagnosed patients.
I can’t imagine anyone likes asking for help. I know I don’t. But as the pain and fatigue from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis increased, I had no choice but to give in. I often wonder if it would have been such a painful process had I been warned at the time of my diagnosis. My guess is that….
I was caught off guard by the changes that took place in regards to my relationships with others. As a stay-at-home mother and wife my role was to care for everyone. But that all changed after my body was hijacked by fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis.
To expect millions of people who are as different from each other as the sun and moon are to find relief from one, two, or even three options is absolutely ridiculous! What we need are pain management plans that address us individually, not as group.
The problem is