Unsolicited Advice People Given Me That is Not Helpful

When you are disabled or chronically ill you often will cross paths with someone who will either just straight tell you what is causing your disability or give you suggestions on how you can cure it.  For many people, there is no cure for there disability like you are being led to believe, and unless … Continue reading Unsolicited Advice People Given Me That is Not Helpful

What Every New Migraineur Needs To Know

When you are a new migraineur it can get overwhelming with all the things you have to learn about your condition to help better manage your pain.  If you have migraines your doctor will often prescribe preventative medication to help be in better control of your migraines and although medication usually will help the lifestyle … Continue reading What Every New Migraineur Needs To Know

Why I never comment on someone’s weight

When people notice their peers have either lost or gained too much weight the first thing that usually comes to mind is, do you even go to the gym or you should eat a burger to gain some weight. Many people think that when they say such things that they are helping someone get healthier … Continue reading Why I never comment on someone’s weight

How To Stay Active When You Have a Headache or Migraine Disorder

Happy National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month!  According to the American Migraine Association, one billion people worldwide are living with a migraine disorder.  Wow, who knew that so many people were living with such a debilitating disease that had such an impact on your life. When you have a migraine or headache disorder people often … Continue reading How To Stay Active When You Have a Headache or Migraine Disorder

What I Do On Bad Pain Days

As we get into warmer weather it that time of year when the heat will trigger more migraines.  I have been doing so well for about two months with barely any attacks until last week and I had several days when I slept all day and probably only exercised once maybe twice when I am … Continue reading What I Do On Bad Pain Days

How Changing My Diet Improved My Health

*Please note: Today I am talking about some of the major changes that have happened in my life because I simply changed the way that I eat.  I am not a doctor and not everyone will have the same experience so everything written here should be used for informational use only and never substituted for … Continue reading How Changing My Diet Improved My Health

Loving Yourself Through Pain And Disability

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

Consider Yourself Lucky: It Could Be Cancer

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

How to manage pain without medication

If you have chronic pain you probably have been prescribed medication to hopefully manage your pain so that it's easier to function. For the most part, the medication your doctor prescribed will be reliable and prevent any bad pain flares but it is not perfect and sometimes it fails and you can't figure out why.  … 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?