How My Chronic Illness Turned Me into a Vampire

I used to think that I suffered from insomnia. However, insomnia or painsomnia, as many of us who suffer from chronic pain like to refer to it wasn’t to blame. Insomnia is not being able to sleep. Painsomnia is when pain prevents someone from sleeping. After an experiment, I discovered that neither was really myContinue reading “How My Chronic Illness Turned Me into a Vampire”

Why taking a post trip vacation is necessary for my chronic body

Many of us are exhausted before we hop in the car or board our flights.  The time spent doing laundry, packing, and planning our excursions decreases and sometimes depletes our already limited energy supply. Then there is the trip itself.  No matter how relaxing of a getaway I plan, it is always tiring

Taking care of me

Over the weekend I shared on Instagram how I was suffering from a summer cold. Leave it to me to get a summer cold!! Ugh… My purse looks like Walgreens threw up in there. Haha

Vacation Downtime

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 conditions progressed. In the past year, I haveContinue reading “Vacation Downtime”

Where to rest your feet at Disneyland

Jason asks: Where can I sit and rest while in the parks? Great question! There are many options when you need to rest your feet and legs.  There are benches all along the walkway of Downtown Disney and a few in the Esplanade near the restrooms by the Disneyland and California Adventure entry gates.  ThereContinue reading “Where to rest your feet at Disneyland”

Healing days

What the heck is a healing day?  I refer to the days when my body has had enough and forces me to rest.  Sometimes these days follow a day or period of time spent pushing past my limits, and sometimes it is just my body’s way of saying “I am tired”. A healing day orContinue reading “Healing days”

Mind Games

In my post To make or not to make, I shared how my bed must be made if I want to be productive.  Well this week I had to trick my brain into giving my body the rest it required.  The week started out with my head feeling like it was filled with sand.  IContinue reading “Mind Games”

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