It’s time for book talk! I’m back to almost 20,000 words after getting the book down to 16,000. That’s quite a feat for a week. And now I have this adorable cover! It probably is a bit cisgender - but I wanted the rainbow background for a reason. Please give me some #feedback for fun!… Continue reading Wedding Planning For Spoonies: Now With Actual Spoons! 🥄
My wedding planning book is going through a few iterations right now. I hope to still work with my editor after doing something really really stupid (in a pain flare I should never email people at night). The plan is to focus on mobility aid users and the chronically ill. It casts a wide net.… Continue reading Wedding Planning for Spoonies: Inspiration & tips for the chronically ill and disabled
I'm going through one of the worst pain flares I've ever been through. What I mean to say is, for anyone else going through this, don't give up, or as my favorite band Weezer would say, Keep Fishin'.
When I was engaged to my husband, I was in the process of being diagnosed with lupus and fibromyalgia. During what should have been my time of joy, I was ridiculously sick. Therefore my wedding, although I tended to it the best I could, did not have all the typical girl-things most brides obsess about.… Continue reading 2 Traditionally Bridal Things I Didn’t Care About As A Chronically Ill Bride
My husband and I come from two different worlds. He comes from a different stratosphere than I do. I don't get along with his family, even before I ran away twice. They mistreated me while we were just dating, and I never really understood why until I looked at class differences and ableism. I can… Continue reading I Got Cinderella’d and It’s Not All Great
5 Tips to help you reach your diagnosis faster when you are suffering from strange symptoms.
When you're stuck in a pain flare, it's hard to envision the light at the end of the tunnel. Here are some small (albeit unorthodox) ways you can keep your head above the pain for perhaps a little while. I'm keeping this list short due to the nature of pain flares. Some of you might… Continue reading 3 Mental and Spiritual Ways to Cope With a Pain Flare
For the past three weeks, I have been writing and revising a book. During this time the book was all I cared about. I didn't eat or sleep - I could even ignore pain. Did I hurt like hell? Yes I did. But I put in 12 hour days working on my book in search… Continue reading Writer’s Block and Chronic Pain
Those who have been on this blog for any amount of time know that I suffer from PTSD. I also believe that it is the root cause of my chronic pain. There is a lot of evidence that if one has untreated trauma, it explodes into fibromyalgia, and later other diseases. The therapist I work… Continue reading Preliminary Ebook Covers
Disclosure: Bear in mind that some of the links in this post are affiliate links and if you go through them to make a purchase I will earn a commission. Keep in mind that I link these companies and their products because of their quality and not because of the commission I receive from your… Continue reading Fibromyalgia Comfort Wear Wardrobe