Chronic illness: Thriving and surviving

There are times when we are in recovery mode. As I am now. I am tapering off a medication which is flaring my vestibular symptoms. This is severely decreasing my ability to function. At the moment. So I am surviving. That is fine. It is necessary. What I question is whether we think we can … Continue reading Chronic illness: Thriving and surviving

Chronic illness: Everything is not awesome

Hey, how's it going? It's all good. No, no it isn't all good, man. Not at all. Everything is Not Awesome We deal with a bit of a suckfest healthwise. Add the stresses of everyday life in there and, well, wee bit sucky. Right now I think most people would agree everything is Not awesome. … Continue reading Chronic illness: Everything is not awesome

Chronic illness: Mood, happiness, and life satisfaction

 What I don't like is this 'pursuit of happiness' as an ultimate life goal. It is flawed in design. It is like utopia... it doesn't exist. You will never find it and the quest will make you dissatisfied and miserable. And yet, it is something in our culture we seem to think is perfectly normal. … Continue reading Chronic illness: Mood, happiness, and life satisfaction