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 […]

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 […]

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 […]