The Disabled Diva’s Deals and Product Picks! August 5-9, 2019

This week’s product picks were chosen to help you get around with less pain!

Are they talking to me? Learning to accept a compliment

Everyone likes hearing that they did a good job or that their work made someone else’s life better, right? Sure, but when you have been continuously doubted, made fun of, or shamed because of your chronic illness, accepting a compliment isn’t so easy.

The Importance of a Backup Plan

20 years of living with chronic pain have taught me that no plan is complete without a backup plan! Today was the perfect example. Wanting to spend the 4th of July at Disneyland but not wanting to exhaust myself with a full day visit, my husband and I decided we’d enjoy 4-5 evening hours thereContinue reading “The Importance of a Backup Plan”

Summer Sleep Tips

Extreme temperatures and heatwaves are just two reasons that those of us with chronic illnesses struggle to sleep during the summer months. Summer storms, extra activities, stress, and anxiety also play a role. Today I am going to share some tips to help you sleep this summer! *Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning thatContinue reading “Summer Sleep Tips”

Why pain didn’t stop me from having a fabulous weekend

Chronic pain from fibromyalgia and psoriatic arthritis may require making modifications to how I do things, but it doesn’t stop me from doing what I want to do.

TIME IS NOTHING BUT NUMBERS ON A CLOCK WHEN RIDING OUT A FLARE

To this day I struggle with the notion that I need to be awake and working during a particular set of hours. But I am getting better at not allowing this way of thinking to prolong my flares. Because that is exactly what happens when I do fight.

The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap May 27-31, 2019

The Disabled Diva Blog recap May 27, 2020. Take a peek into my on the go chronic pain relief bag and get tips to improve your summer vacation.

SAVE YOUR VACATION WITH THESE TIPS!

Don’t let your chronic pain or an injury be the reason you end your vacation early. Here are some tips to keep the good times rolling!

A PEEK INTO MY “ON THE GO” PAIN RELIEF BAG

Before you plan your next vacation or outing, take a peek into my on the go chronic pain relief bag. These items allow me to stay out longer!

The Disabled Diva Blog Weekend Recap May 20-24, 2019

This week’s blog recap includes skin cancer prevention tips, how to have a great vacation despite your chronic illness, and more!

Did your chronic illness insist that you spend your vacation in bed?

Through the years I have not only made changes to how I address and relieve my chronic pain, but I have made changes to how I vacation too!
Here are a few tips to help you better enjoy your summer vacation!

You See Her and Think……

You see this young girl lying on a park bench, what is your first thought?
Don’t tell me what you think I want to hear or what you know would be most acceptable to be said, but tell me what your true first thought was………

Healing takes time, don’t rush it!

You’d think that after living with multiple chronic illnesses for as long as I have that I would have this waiting game down pat. I’m improving, but boy is it tough!

I am a fighter!

Not everyone understands why I fight. In fact, some people will never know the demons I have battled and I am happy that they will never be able to comprehend the torment that I have survived.

How The Disabled Diva Manages Chronic Pain

For twelve years I followed my doctors pain management plan only to end up in a wheelchair and in horrific pain. Fed up, I created my own pain management plan and have been improving ever since.

Bed Rest Just Got Better

If I have learned anything in my 20 years of living with multiple chronic illnesses such as psoriatic disease, fibromyalgia, endometriosis, and degenerative disc disease to name a few it is that comfort is a necessity when riding out a flare. Not just flares, but also when prescribed bed rest after an injury or surgery.Continue reading “Bed Rest Just Got Better”

Tips That Will Make Going to the Movies with Chronic Pain Enjoyable Again

When chronic pain made going to the movies difficult my first inclination was to stop going. Later, I found ways to make going to the cinema enjoyable and today I am sharing those tips with you!

Why I Fear Doctors, Hospitals, and Test Results

I know my body well. In fact, I know better than any test or doctor. Not to sound conceited, but not one test or scan has ever shown the destruction that has been taking place in my abdomen since 2003. NOT ONE!! However, my theories have been validated in surgery and each surgery was proved necessary.

Make Your Bed More Comfortable for Under $50

It wasn’t until I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, endometriosis, degenerative disc disease, and coccydynia that I learned to value and appreciate a comfortable bed.

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