Why I Take Selfies

Today, I had to take steroids. For the third time this week I ended up walking around the house using my wedding cane. It was terrible but the steroids helped and I’m keeping my legs elevated. Another thing about today and the other days of the week I’ve used a mobility aid, whether I’ve leftContinue reading “Why I Take Selfies”

Wedding Planning for Spoonies: Inspiration & tips for the chronically ill and disabled

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”

5 Tips For Reaching a Diagnosis

5 Tips to help you reach your diagnosis faster when you are suffering from strange symptoms.

3 Mental and Spiritual Ways to Cope With a Pain Flare

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 mightContinue reading “3 Mental and Spiritual Ways to Cope With a Pain Flare”

Writer’s Block and Chronic Pain

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 searchContinue reading “Writer’s Block and Chronic Pain”

Preliminary Ebook Covers

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 workContinue reading “Preliminary Ebook Covers”

Fibromyalgia Comfort Wear Wardrobe

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 yourContinue reading “Fibromyalgia Comfort Wear Wardrobe”

Taking Care of Yourself With Chronic Illness

Every once in a while, a well-intentioned family member, a friend, or a medical professional will tell me I’m not fighting hard enough, that I’m not taking care of myself, et cetera.The opposite used to be true – I would receive compliments from my doctors for the presentations I would make each time I cameContinue reading “Taking Care of Yourself With Chronic Illness”