i'm not faking being sick, i'm faking being well

I’m not faking being sick, I’m faking being well

I got the strangest compliment the other day. I was told that I am a professional organizer when it comes to my illness. It was pointed out to me that I put a lot of mental effort into making my illness look like it’s no big deal, and most people, even my husband who I live […]

celebrating small victories when you have a chronic illness

Celebrating the small victories with chronic illness

The past few months have been physically miserable for me. A bout with bronchitis, turned into another one, and another one, and another one, and then strep throat, and then a sinus infection which has so far lasted 3 months (no end in sight, I’m once again a medical marvel). So I’m seriously understating things when I […]

self-care-with-the-chronically-box

Self care with ChronicAlly Box

I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. ChronicAlly Box is the first health and beauty subscription box tailored for women […]

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 people think your chronic illness makes you useless

When people think your illness means you’re useless

I’m a very capable person, my parents even joke that I have responsibility stamped on my DNA. I couldn’t be irresponsible if I tried because I’d be too overcome by guilt. Which is why I hate that people see me as being less capable because I have a chronic illness. People see me as being unreliable […]