I have been thinking about this pandemic of the Coronavirus a lot since I have not left home at all. And there a few responses I have seen and have in regard to being chronically ill and higher risk during this. It is a lot of complex emotions. Obviously, this is a hard time for … Continue reading Coronavirus: The chronic illness view
Oh, so you don't work! That must be like a Vacation Every Day! I saw you do a thing! You must be Fine! I saw you left the house! You must be cured! I saw you were on social media! You must be feeling Better! Yeah No. Let's look behind closed doors with some #SickSelfie … Continue reading Hey, healthy people, illness is no vacation
You may have heard people talk about Ableism. I often talk about stigma and discrimination but haven't used the term itself but it is the term. Like sexism, ageism and racism, ableism is a form of discrimination against disabled people by those who are not. Definition type of discrimination in which able-bodied individuals are viewed as normal … Continue reading What is Ableism?
These are some Christmas gift ideas made by people with chronic illnesses. I decided to make the list because, well, we make some fine things and also we often need some side income. So beneficial for both parties really! And I thought it a great idea to bring some attention to their art. 1-CascadingWoodDesigns- is … Continue reading Christmas gift ideas from people with chronic illnesses
My doctor seems to think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). By the way, I rather disagree with whoever named that- I have SAD. I have the SADs. It doesn't sound as serious as it can be with a name like that. SAD is a depression related to the changes of the seasons- typically fall … Continue reading Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)
Today is World Mental Health Day which is focusing on suicide prevention. However, I have written about that for suicide prevention month already: Chronic pain and suicide risk Chronic migraines and suicide awareness All I really have left to say about it is my personal experiences with suicide attempts. And preventing them from occurring again... … Continue reading World Mental Health Day: surviving and mental slumps