Invisible Illness feels like clinging to the edge of a cliff with all your might as someone tries to force you off by stomping on your hand repeatedly.

Invisible illness: when people can’t see your pain

This week is Invisible Illness week, and so I’ve been thinking about what it really means to have an invisible illness. While everyone’s experience is different, this is what invisible illness is to me:   Invisible illness is being pressured into doing things you’re too sick to do Invisible illness is being told you just […]

5 reactions to a fibromyalgia diagnosis- and why love and acceptance make all the difference

5 reactions to a Fibromyalgia diagnosis

Someone told me the other day that there was no excuse for feeling alone, and if I felt alone it was all my fault. Words failed me. Two house later I finally thought of a great response, but it was too late. It struck me that this is what people don’t understand about fibromyalgia or […]

my favorite chronic illness blog posts

My favorite blog posts about chronic illness

I typically try to share my favorite chronic illness articles each week on Facebook, but it doesn’t let people see my posts anymore without paying for promotion. So instead I’m collecting my favorite posts all in one place for some easier access. There are some amazing chronic illness bloggers out there, and this is just a […]

what self care means when you have a chronic illness

What self care means when you have a chronic illness

This is a sponsored post for Self Care Catalysts. I have been compensated through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. All opinions remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned because of chronic illness is the necessity of self care. Self care is vital […]

when doctors don't listen to their patients

When doctors don’t want to listen to their patients

It’s no secret that I dislike doctors and don’t trust them. I have a whole category on my blog entitled “doctors suck” after all. A lot of people wonder how I can dislike doctors when they are thoughtful, educated, and selfless human beings who are just trying to use their knowledge to bless humanity. When I hear […]