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 […]

5 questions to ask yourself before you say yes

5 questions to ask yourself before you say yes

Learning to say no is one of the most difficult parts of living with a chronic illness. No one wants to be considered selfish and uncaring because they never help out a friend or a family member, but when your body has limitations you cannot do everything that is asked of you. It’s especially difficult […]

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 […]

to the person with chronic illness who feels invisible

To the person with chronic illness who feels invisible

I know it feels like no one thinks about you and that you’re invisible. I know it feels like no one cares or even notices when your illness forces you to disappear for a while. I know you carry a heavy burden that no one else sees. You carry the burden of other’s expectations and […]

how chronic illness makes you awesome

How chronic illness makes you awesome

No one who knows me in real life would every call me an optimist. I consider myself a realist which means if something is positive, yay! However, I’m not going to pretend something is awesome when it’s not. Which is why I tend to shy away from “my illness is totally empowering” “my life is […]