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
If you are disabled or chronically ill you probably have heard of the pain scale and are very familiar with it! The pain scale is in pretty much in all doctor's offices so even if you aren't disabled you probably have heard of this method but just in case you haven't I will educate you … Continue reading The pain scale: Why do I loathe this method?
Abled and disabled people should both make an effort to learn about different disabilities and educating our kids about them but unfortunately, a lot of parents do not know anyone who is disabled so they don't think it's important to educate their kids on different disabilities. Educating your children on disabilities is just as important … Continue reading Life lessons you need to teach your kids about disability
Are you disabled or chronically ill and have very bitter feelings towards your physician? It is not uncommon for people with disabilities or chronic illnesses to have bitter feelings towards their physician and to be honest, it saddens me. Good doctors do exist but some disabled people do not believe that because of countless bad experiences … Continue reading How can physicians have a more positive impact on disabled people?
When you have chronic pain all you want is relief! Unfortunately, not everyone is able to get that relief because doctors may not be able to figure out what is causing your pain so finding an effective treatment plan may be difficult. Medical advancements are making it possible for more patients to live a pain-free … Continue reading Chronic pain myths you need to stop believing!
Do you love learning about various chronic illnesses and disabilities? Me too! I may have a lot of knowledge about Spina Bifida but have very limited knowledge about other chronic illnesses and disabilities because I don't have them. Disabled bloggers and chronic illness bloggers are not experts on all conditions but are only experts on … Continue reading Disability and chronic illness bloggers you need to follow right now!
When you are disabled often you hear people say things about disabilities which there is nothing wrong with but did you know some of those things are not true. Some people don't what they are talking about and they want you to believe certain things about disabilities and if you aren't educated are disability you … Continue reading Common myths about people with disabilities
I will be hosting my first blog party on Tuesday, June 5th and if you blog about disability or chronic illness you're invited! If you work very hard on your blog and aren't getting as many views as you would like or have been trying to get more followers this is the perfect opportunity! What do … Continue reading You’re invited: Blog party
My blog is all about educating you about different disabilities and conditions. Chronic illnesses and disabilities are very different but very important subjects so I asked my friend Alessia to tell her story about living with a chronic illness. Being diagnosed with a chronic illness is a daunting experience. While often not fatal, it changes … Continue reading Guest post: Chronic illness as an expat: my chronic illness story