All joking aside, my doctor is awesome. She does listen and does everything possible for me. I have had horrible doctors in the past, so I know bad doctors. She truly listens and cares, which is a good combo. Not to mention she is extremely intelligent. Some extras: Remember when going to the doctor to … Continue reading Monday Manual: dealing with a doctor
I have been thinking a lot about the unpredictability of chronic illness. But we can't change the fact that life and illness and pain changes. Just a fact. Prepare for the worst, hope for the best.
It isn't easy making health related New Year's resolutions. I always think of ones I Want but are Impossible. And frankly I don't like to make them. But sometimes small goals are good to make, nice achievable ones. I personally like ones that do things to improve our well-being in some way. Things we tend … Continue reading Monday Manual: New Year’s Resolutions
Two bonus ones! (Because they wouldn't fit on here so BONUS MATERIAL! And one alternate at the end there.) ‘You are now thin so I can presume you are cured.’ Yes, the nausea and lack of appetite really helped me feel so much better. Why I feel like death warmed over. Like hell actually heated … Continue reading Monday Manual: Stigma
We all know lifestyle changes are a fact of life with chronic illness and chronic pain. Just the way it is. And we all do quite a few things to manage our pain and health. But let's just say sometimes you have to wonder...
I am not saying exercise is torture, but it resembles it in ways that are remarkably close. Especially with chronic pain and illness. I know there are benefits, but you just can't see them. And for pain? Don't see that one at all in my case. So... the manual. And remember, motion is the lotion.