Modes of Self-care

It seems like everybody uses the word self-care to refer to pretty much everything they do for enjoyment. It is a little different when we are chronically ill. Self-care is necessary for wellbeing, yes, but for emotional, mental, and physical quality of life and for even better functionality. Right now we all need to focus … Continue reading Modes of Self-care

Pandemic: Disabled voices are not heard

  How disabled people can be more at riskCOVID 19 and disabilities in Canada There are a lot of factors that affect the chronically ill and disabled during the pandemic. A lot of issues are coming up. And I for one barely hear about them.  I am chronically ill and disabled. I am in the … Continue reading Pandemic: Disabled voices are not heard

Book review: The Things We Don’t Say

The Things We Don't Say: An Anthology of Chronic Illness Truths- Julie Morgenlender. Sections in the book: Part I: RelationshipsPart 2: Experiencing the emotionsPart 3: The Medical SidePart 4: AcceptancePart 5: Things we wish we'd knownPart 6: What we wish folks knew (my essay All About the Pain is here)Part 7: Others' Perceptions This is … Continue reading Book review: The Things We Don’t Say

A Chronic Voice: July Prompts

A Chronic Voice July Link Up Prompts Prompts BotheringDemandingNourishingTelecommutingTolerating Well, we are already in July. Halfway through this hell-fest of 2020. It has been raining here for weeks which means migraine attacks and fibro flares... but also our flower garden is blooming wonderfully. I am amazed it is halfway through the year. It seems like … Continue reading A Chronic Voice: July Prompts