2017 chronic illness guide

2017 Chronic Illness Holiday Gift Guide

This post includes affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy for more details.  We’re heading into the holiday season, and as someone who can never remember when people ask me what I want for Christmas I figured I would make a list (but not check it twice). This is a collection of my favorite chronic […]

5 tips for faking chronic illness (because it's just that easy)

5 tips for faking chronic illness

Faking an illness is not nearly as easy as people think, it actually takes a lot of time and preparation. Before you undertake this project, here’s a few tips to keep in mind. 1.Make sure you pick a real illness Don’t pick a fake illness like Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, or Lyme Disease. because people will […]

People with chronic pain did not cause the opioid epidemic

A great deal of people are uncomfortable with how often I address the “opioid epidemic” and how it hurts people with chronic pain. I think this is because healthy people like to imagine that doctors can fix everything and if something isn’t fixed that it must be the person’s fault. Therefore if someone is in […]

how to find comfortable shoes for chronic pain

How to find comfortable shoes when you live with chronic pain

This post contains affiliate links. For more information please see my disclosure policy.  Last week I was going somewhere I needed to dress up for. After I chose what dress I’d wear (the most comfortable one of course) it came time to pick out the shoes. I debated between vanity and comfort. I have some […]

4 weird ways my life changed because of chronic illness

4 weird ways my life changed because of chronic illness

Chronic illness has changed my life in many ways, there is no doubt about that. Most of the changes were fairly obvious, but recently I noticed a few changes I made without even knowing. Some of these changes are funny, some of them are not, but as usual I try to look at all of […]