Valentine’s day is a time for expressing love to your special someone. It is not a day to go broke or to trigger chronic pain. If your celebration depletes both your bank account and energy supply, you are defeating the purpose of the day.
Do you or someone you love live with a mental illness? Do you struggle to communicate with your friends and family? You are NOT alone!
Has your chronic illness taken over your life? Find out how you can get back into the driver’s seat and start dominating your chronic life!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The super power I really wish for. Admit it; at some point in your life you have wished that you possessed a super power. Some wished for the power of flight, invisibility, the ability to […]
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 […]
Happy New Years? What? Everyone is 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. […]
Someone forgot to inform Mother Nature that today was is the first day of fall, because it still feels like summer in sunny Southern California! However there is a touch of fall in the air […]
Painsomnia has an evil sibling, the Pain Coma. Unlike a real coma, I am not completely comatose, but my physical and cognitive abilities are drastically reduced. In some ways it resembles a real coma as […]
Yesterday I received news that a relative of someone I love was killed in a car accident. My heart hurts for the family and their loss. I think about the relatives that I love deeply […]
Welcome to Funky Town, the place no one wants to go and has to fight like heck to get out of. I should be pleased that it has been quite some time since my last […]
Do you often feel like there aren’t enough hours in a day to do everything that you wanted to accomplish? You are not alone. Many ordinary folk have the misconception that the chronically ill just don’t […]
This morning I became aware that I have redefined my pain scale without realizing it. I was texting with my best friend when she asked how I was feeling. I told her that I was […]
Someone very near and dear to me has been living with various undiagnosed chronic pains and symptoms of many chronic pain conditions for close to two years. There was a time when she and everyone […]
Living in pain for as long as I have has redefined how I categorize my different pains. There are the constant pains that I have just gotten used to and fully accept that they aren’t leaving. […]
It has been a crazy week for my family. It all started on Friday evening when my husband hurt his back while loading my wheelchair into our SUV. Thankfully I have been feeling relatively better […]
I have no idea what is going on with me, but I have had the best week ever!!! It has been a long time since I have felt this good. I know it won’t last, […]
Have you struggled with explaining how it emotionally feels to live with chronic pain? In the past I have referred to the Spoon Theory to explain how physically exhausting it is. But that wasn’t enough. […]