Sometimes we exceed our limits to have an adventure… and we pay the price. But we plan for the consequences of our actions and are
So I was reading a post from a friend and it hit me. I’d be so much cooler if I didn’t have the chronic
One of the hardest things about having a chronic illness is all the worrying about things I have absolutely no control over. Let it be.
I’m a worrier. Always have been. I overthink and worry myself restless. With chronic illness, we can have some very specific worries. I think worrying
Yes, I am guilty of being ill. And we can feel this guilt acutely. When: We don’t perform to our standards When we don’t perform
Me: I’m going to clean the house in One day! Body: Hell no, you’re not. Me: Yep, getting started now. *Does one thing* Body: Here
I am completely pain-free today! April Fools! And we laugh and laugh. And realize that isn’t that funny. But what can we say on April Fools
For some reason, we can be adverse to asking for help when we need it. I think this can occur for a few reasons. The
For some of us, we have years of pain to reflect on. And that can mean times where we didn’t cope well at all.
People do notice things about those of us with chronic illness but they may not know it is because of chronic illness. Maybe they think
I was talking to my spouse about my capacity to work which is nill right now, and the incapacity for my insurance company to pay
You’re faking it One of the most common stigmas we hear is ‘You’re faking it.’ In some form or another. To get on disability. To
My worrying skills are Adept level. I passed Master level long ago. I know how to worry. But I have ways to stop myself from
We ignore symptoms for a variety of reasons. I can tell you why I do and maybe you are the same way. I was taught