Undiagnosed. I remember this well. I spent the majority of my childhood UNDIAGNOSED. The pain and fatigue where things I felt I didn't even have the right to complain about because, well, I had No Label to Defend it. And it took until the age of 16 to get even somewhat of a label: … Continue reading Undiagnosed: That limbo state
I have been given this product as part of a product review. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. Post may contain affiliate links. The Power of Now Journal is based on the popular book The Power of … Continue reading Review: The power of now journal
I am used to invisible disabilities. People do not see them and they frankly do not care much to hear about them. And I can choose to talk about them... or not. But add in a mobility device, such as my cane, and you're VISIBLE. Flashing neon sign above your head 'This person has some … Continue reading Chronic illness: Using a cane
I don't like this term people put on the chronically ill or people with chronic pain. You're so brave. I don't know, it seems like a word inflicted upon people with chronic pain when people do not get it. They do not get that there were two roads diverging in the woods; they took the … Continue reading Chronic pain: Who am I?
People are getting isolated and lonely at epic levels. I believe that we are far more susceptible to this happening due to our limitations. At times we cannot even leave the house. I can't drive so I certainly do not run random errands to just get out of the house. In the last 50 years, rates of … Continue reading Epidemic of loneliness
Life is stressful because it is unpredictable and involves changes we do not often choose. And when we are chronically ill it can really knock our health through a loop as we adjust. And this then makes it harder to cope with the external stress. When I realized I would have to go on disability … Continue reading Life stresses