How to manage pain without medication

When you have chronic pain it is likely you will be prescribed some sort of medication to manage your chronic pain. For the most part, the medication your doctor prescribes will be reliable and prevent any bad pain flares but it is not perfect and sometimes it fails you and you're in excruciating pain for … Continue reading How to manage pain without medication

Can you be too positive?

When you are disabled or chronically ill people often expect you to be positive all the time and the moment you show any signs of negativity your Facebook wall will start blowing up with inspiration! Positivity is something we can all work on but there is such a thing as being too positive and when … Continue reading Can you be too positive?

Things I crave because of migraine

Merry Christmas everyone! Christmas time is most people's favorite time of year because we get to spend time with our families and are surrounded by all kinds of treats that you don't get to make or have an excuse to eat any other time of the year. This time of year can also be a … Continue reading Things I crave because of migraine

My Chronic Christmas: How To Keep Your Pain Bearable This Holiday Season

Holidays are something that most people look forward to because it's a time when we have an excuse to take some time off work and spend time with our families but not if you have chronic pain.  When you have chronic pain you will miserable no matter what time of year it is because pain … Continue reading My Chronic Christmas: How To Keep Your Pain Bearable This Holiday Season

What People Can’t See About Life With Chronic Pain

When you live with chronic pain there is always more than meets the eye! You see what chronic pain suffers 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

How friends and family can be more supportive of someone in pain

When you have a family or friends that live with pain, you want to be supportive and do your best to try and understand what they are going through because the truth is they need your support! If you don't live with pain it can be difficult to see where they are coming from so … Continue reading How friends and family can be more supportive of someone in pain

Blog update

Hey all, I hope everyone is enjoying their Sunday! Today I thought I would take the time to do a little quick update on a few changes I am making on Life with Spina Bifida. A couple of weeks ago I started having more migraines so my doctor told me to double the dosage on … Continue reading Blog update

Have you been shamed for taking medication?

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?

How To Cope With Chronic Fatigue

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

I deleted all my personal accounts! Why?

Just before I went on vacation I deleted all my personal social media accounts and lots of people of been wondering why? Blogging can take more time than most people realize and when you have personal accounts you have to manage your time wisely because if you take on too much your blog will suffer.  … Continue reading I deleted all my personal accounts! Why?

Traveling With Chronic Pain

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

How to tell your tell child they are not getting better

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