Happy Valentine's Day! When you are disabled or have chronic pain it can be difficult to love yourself because how can you when you struggle with so much? You wake up and go to bed in bed so what is there to love? There are lots of things to love about yourself but if you … Continue reading Loving Yourself Through Pain And Disability
When you are disabled or have chronic pain people often say things to you that can sound rude or insensitive. Sometimes people don't know any better and truly do mean and other times I truly don't understand what led me, people, to think that these comments would be okay. When you say at least you … Continue reading Consider Yourself Lucky: It Could Be Cancer
When you live with chronic pain there is always more than meets the eye! You see what chronic pain sufferers want you to see and more often than not it is nothing compared to what we actually live with on a day to day basis. The truth is most people can't handle the realities of … Continue reading What People Can’t See About Life With Chronic Pain
When you are disabled or chronically ill taking medication will most likely be part of your life. Medications are what you need to functions but unfortunately, most people who aren't disabled or chronically ill don't understand that. All they see is us popping pills so they will start asking us questions like have you tried … Continue reading Have you been shamed for taking medication?
Take a minute to think back to a really long exhausting workday. Do you remember how exhausted you were and how much you just wanted to get into bed? Now imagine having to repeat that same exhausting shift every day for a month with minimal rest. Exhausting right? Well, that is a small fraction of … Continue reading How To Cope With Chronic Fatigue
Next week I am leaving to go on vacation and don't get me wrong I love visiting family but I hate traveling! I don't think I know someone who hates traveling more than I do and now since living with chronic pain, I hate it even more! There are so many things that I have … Continue reading Traveling With Chronic Pain
One of the toughest things other than being by my bedside through countless surgeries and putting my life in the hands of a physician that my parents had to discuss with me was that I was not going to get better. Most parents of disabled children will need to have this conversation because kids will … Continue reading How to tell your tell child they are not getting better