Chronic Illness, Coping, Life Posts

Starving for Answers

Nine days. That doesn't seem like a very long time, just over a week. But nine days can feel like a month when each day you get out of bed only to wither away a bit more. I see a new gastroenterologist in nine days. Hopefully he will be able to provide some answers or… Continue reading Starving for Answers

Chronic Illness, Mental Health

Lymphedema Can Suck It!

Recently, I was diagnosed with lymphedema in my legs and since my last pain flare its been running rampant. Right now, I am going to vent about why I  hate it and now hate yet another part of my body. In my case, lymphedema cause my lymphatic system to be unable to properly filter lymph… Continue reading Lymphedema Can Suck It!

Chronic Illness, Life Posts, Mental Health

Think Zebra

I'll admit this winter has been hard on me. From the beginning of the new year I have been in a huge pain flare and depressive episode. My motivation was drained. I was constantly exhausted, taking 2 or more naps a day. For a brief moment I lost hope. Hope that I would graduate. Hope… Continue reading Think Zebra

Chronic Illness

Being disabled isn’t ‘Brave’, its my reality.

Because I've seen a lot of it lately in my news feed and am getting fed up with all the comments under each video, I am going on a little rant about "Inspo-Porn". Inspiration porn is when disabled people are portrayed as 'inspirational' or 'extraordinary' due solely to the fact that they live life with… Continue reading Being disabled isn’t ‘Brave’, its my reality.

Chronic Illness

Rare Disease Day 2019

Today is Rare Disease Day. There are over 6,000 diseases and disorders that are considered rare. Meaning in Europe, it affects fewer than 1 in 2,000 people, and in the United States, fewer than 200,000 people are affected. While these diseases and disorders are rare, being affected by one isn't. In fact 1 in 20… Continue reading Rare Disease Day 2019

Chronic Illness, Coping, Life Posts

The Trifecta

Early this morning I meet with a new neurologist, one that I have been wanting to see for a while. When he accepted my case and I booked my appoinment I felt like I was going to finally get somewhere. This is because he sees and treats comlpex disorders/cases. He would be able to work… Continue reading The Trifecta

Life Posts, Mental Health

Peace and The New Year

Lets just scratch out January and pretend February is the first month of the year, OK? This year I am trying out a word of the year. My word is PEACE. Peace of mind. Peace of body. Peace of heart. I am using The Mighty's 52 Small Things plan of achieving one small goal or… Continue reading Peace and The New Year