“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”

“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” —  Philip K. Dick, VALIS I think it is hard to understand 'normal' when you have chronic pain. I think your perspective on reality changes too much to fit into the realm of normal quite so well. Which is fine, normal people don't fit … Continue reading “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”

Living with Chronic Pain: Discovering Gratitude

  Living with Chronic Pain: Discovering Gratitude "It can be difficult to feel thankful when you live with chronic pain.  Because pain may interfere with important areas of life, you may have suffered some difficult losses. Over time, you may have become more resentful and less thankful.   But, if you take the time to notice, … Continue reading Living with Chronic Pain: Discovering Gratitude

Be there for me good days and bad

When to disclose an Invisible Disability in a relationship?

The more extreme physical chronic illnesses can make dating seem unrealistic or especially difficult, causing people like Pierce to think, “don’t even tempt me.” One major issue chronically ill people face in dating is disclosure. The question of when to share the illness with a prospective partner fills online forums, videos, articles, blogs, conferences, and … Continue reading When to disclose an Invisible Disability in a relationship?