I have invisible illnesses and I am disabled by some of them. Yes, you can't see them. Yes, they are invisible. But I am not. I matter. My life matters. My existence matters. You can't treat me as Lesser Than just because I am disabled, if you find out I am. You can't judge how … Continue reading Invisible Disability: My illness is invisible. I am not.
This year Invisible Disability Awareness Week falls on October 18th to 24th. According to the Invisible Disabilities Association, the term invisible disability refers to symptoms such as debilitating pain, fatigue, dizziness, cognitive dysfunction, brain injuries, learning differences, mental health disorders, as well as hearing and visual impairments. They are not always obvious to the onlooker, … Continue reading 6 Things to know about Invisible Disability Awareness
I have had chronic pain officially for 23 years but I was complaining about pain since around 8 years old- before I even remember it really. I became to have memories of it around 12. You know, feeling drained by it and having troubles sleeping because of it. That sort of thing. It just means … Continue reading 12 things I can tell you about chronic pain
September is Pain Awareness Month and as such maybe we can spread some awareness of living with and coping with chronic pain. To that, I would like to explain how to understand someone with chronic pain- the basic essentials. Impact to Quality of Life with Chronic Pain How to understand someone with chronic pain We … Continue reading How to Understand Someone with Chronic Pain
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