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 […]

What the pain acceptance movement misses about chronic pain

Anyone who lives with chronic pain is aware of the backlash against opioids for chronic pain and the treatment of pain in general. This backlash has emerged because of the so called “opioid crisis” which puts the blame on people in pain instead of addicts who abuse the system. Some doctors are now taking patients off […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]