5 gifts people with chronic pain really want this year

5 gifts people with chronic pain really want this year

I’ve already shared by 2017 Chronic Illness Gift Guide, but there are so many non material gifts that people with chronic illness really wish they could receive. 1. To be taken seriously Having a chronic illness is not only difficult physically, it’s difficult emotionally. Many people with chronic illness are accused of faking by their […]

managing the holidays as a parent with chronic illness

Managing the holidays as a parent with chronic illness

The holidays can be a rough time period for everyone. There’s so much to do it’s easy to feel stressed, hurried, and overwhelmed. It’s even harder if you have a chronic illness and you have to deal with the limitations of your body. Often we can barely make it through the typical day so the […]

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 […]