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 […]

7 simple ways to distract yourself from pain

7 simple ways to distract yourself from pain

This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure for more details.  With the constant hysteria about the “opioid epidemic” getting treatment for chronic pain is getting more and more difficult. Often people in pain are accused of being drug seekers and told they just need to get over their pain. Of course those of us […]