I was thinking about some things lately and it inspired some chronic pain and migraine art. Very abstract art for these ones. Very specific. They have a lot of meaning to me for such simple little sketches and I doubt someone else would see that meaning. One of my first drawings since I picked up … Continue reading Artwork, chronic pain, and society
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
You may have heard people talk about Ableism. I often talk about stigma and discrimination but haven't used the term itself but it is the term. Like sexism, ageism and racism, ableism is a form of discrimination against disabled people by those who are not. Definition type of discrimination in which able-bodied individuals are viewed as normal … Continue reading What is Ableism?
Chronic pain is just one of those things that is a bit tricky to manage. I know this. You know this. Our doctors know this. And that is why advice seems so... contrary. Exercise.... but stay within your Limits Pace... But make sure you Do things Rest and recover- but Not Too much What the … Continue reading Chronic pain: Do but also Don’t do
There are many, many things in our lives due to an illness that gets in the way o life and we have no choice about it at all Our pain- We have no control over the fact we have pain Our financial situation- due to leaves from work, to reducing hours, to going on disability … Continue reading Chronic illness: Limits and life
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