Being Chronically ill is more expensive than people believe

When you have a chronic illness, or two, or five it can get expensive and more often than not the more disabling it is the more likely it is it will impact your capacity to make an income or your income stability. It is like trying to balance an impossible equation It is the ultimate … Continue reading Being Chronically ill is more expensive than people believe

Chronic pain: My broken pain alarm system

Those of us with chronic pain are very much aware that chronic pain is a broken pain signal that can't be turned off and we have absolutely no control over the volume either. So it is blaring its pain signal all the damn time, whether we are active, or not. Yes, we have to stay … Continue reading Chronic pain: My broken pain alarm system

Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) assessment day

I had my assessment for Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy. It was a long but very thorough appointment to assess problem areas and set up exercises. The aim of course is to, well, stimulate the vestibular system so that it accommodates and adjusts to stimulus that is typically trigger symptoms. Stimulate means- shake the system up a … Continue reading Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT) assessment day

Review: Begin Within Health Journal

I value a good health journal and prefer one that is paper based, although this particular one also comes in a PDF version. I just find it relaxing after all the things we do these days online to just write in a journal at the end of the day. Especially when the journal is combined … Continue reading Review: Begin Within Health Journal

My experience with fibromyalgia and mild/moderate exercise

The one thing consistently recommended for fibromyalgia is exercise. The one thing we would rather not do is exercise because of the pain and fatigue it causes and the post exercise malaise as well. And yet, for me, it is a necessary evil regardless of how difficult it is. But it is quite difficult. It … Continue reading My experience with fibromyalgia and mild/moderate exercise

For migraine disease does exercise help or hinder?

Migraine disease and exercise is a tricky topic. Research suggests exercise helps but exercise can also be a major migraine trigger. I have been attempting to exercise because I need to lose weight to help with my mild sleep apnea. Problem is, I gained weight due to inactivity from my vertigo problems. Doing anything at … Continue reading For migraine disease does exercise help or hinder?