I have noticed something strange. First, when I went to get my prescription of my tripan... there was a shortage that has never happened before. Someone in the line was also picking up triptans for her spouse who was getting migraine attacks for the first time in three years. A friend of mine who is … Continue reading Have your migraine attacks become more frequent during the pandemic?
I wrote a post called Chronic illness: Pandemic stress and we are well into pandemic stress at this point. I think it is time to acknowledge the impact it is having on people with chronic pain “Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted treatments for people with pain because regular out-patient appointments with doctors and physical … Continue reading Chronic pain and the pandemic
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
No, I do not have COVID. I got my results because they certainly tested me in the ER. But I had symptoms on the list... and so enters the PROTOCOLS. And I was ushered off to a side room with a few other people. I had to call a number to the front reception desk … Continue reading A visit to the ER with ‘COVID19 listed symptoms’
There are risk factors to being chronically ill in a high-stress environment and being isolated during the pandemic life. COVID19 brings with it unique external stressors we may have a difficult time adjusting to like we do other stressors. Mental illness Anxiety: Even before COVID-19 hit its shores, the U.S. was a clinically anxious place. According … Continue reading Chronic illness: Pandemic stress
I thought I would post the comparison between the normal person's Pandemic Life vs. My Disabled Life... currently. Because there are similarities and differences. Samesies The same with a normal person's experience with COVID-19 and having to stay at home with the stress, anxiety and rapid changes in their lives How my experience being disabled … Continue reading Pandemic life vs. disability life for me