how to deal with people who don't believe you're sick

How to deal with people who don’t believe you’re sick

One of the hardest parts of living with an illness is the emotional toll it takes when people don’t believe you’re sick. It’s hurtful when people think you’re faking, exaggerating, wimpy, or just need to take antidepressants. This is compounded when you have an invisible illness and people are always telling you, “but you don’t […]

surviving the hurt and pain that comes with chronic illness

Surviving the hurt and pain that comes with chronic illness

It’s that old feeling of never being right, of never being enough. It creeps on you in the middle of the night. It creeps on you in the middle of a difficult flare. It creeps on you when you let your guard down and let yourself feel for once. For once you won’t be positive […]

10 hilarious things overheard in the doctor's office waiting room

10 hilarious things overheard at the doctors office

Like many people who live with chronic illness I find myself at the doctors office more than I would like. I absolutely loath going there because it takes up all my energy and wastes an entire day. It’s also not even helpful to go, I only go to get medication refills. It’s basically just throwing […]

top 10 chronic illness posts of 2017

Top 10 chronic illness posts of 2017

2017 has been another interesting year here on Chronic Mom. Every year I go back and forth on whether to keep blogging. I’ve been doing it since 2011 and I always wonder if I’ve run out of things to say. However, with the recent hysteria about the opioid crisis I’ve been practically gifted a whole new […]

12 days of chronic pain christmas

12 days of chronic pain Christmas

1 Painful flare Life can be hard enough when you live with chronic pain, but getting through the holidays can be even more stressful on the body. Too many things to do, too much pain to do them.   2 Heating pads Life with chronic pain is dependent on heating pads. I currently own two […]