Chronic illness: The blame game

When you are healthy and suddenly become chronically ill there are a lot of adjustments that we have to make. When we are chronically ill and become worse, again we have to find that place of acceptance and coping. But sometimes we blame ourselves. Like it was something we could have avoided. Like our body … Continue reading Chronic illness: The blame game

Chronic illness and worry

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 is inevitable but we can, perhaps, worry about things that have possible solutions rather than things we have no control over. I am constantly worrying about things I have no … Continue reading Chronic illness and worry

Guilt: Pervasive, horrific, and sometimes deadly affliction

Somebody Heal Me:guilt-two-steps-forward-one-step-back is a blog post I can really relate to.  Guilt is the plague of my existence.  The one thing of value I learned when I had to endure a therapist last year was when she questioned why my self-worth was tied up in how productive I believed myself to be.  In other … Continue reading Guilt: Pervasive, horrific, and sometimes deadly affliction