In February, for #BellLetsTaIk day and Time to Talk day, I spoke about my experience with anxiety. Many of us with chronic disease have dealt with anxiety at one stage or another. There is the anxiety of meeting a new doctor, the stress of multiple appointments, new symptoms, the worry about the future, and anxiety… Continue reading How to Fight the Anxiety Beast
As I’ve started to write this, I’m watching the Opening Ceremony of the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Paralympics. I had a few issues getting the stream working, but boy, was I glad when my husband texted me a possible solution that I managed to get working. You see, I love the Paralympics! The Paralympics go back… Continue reading Why You Should Watch the Paralympic Games
The 8th of March is International Women’s Day. It’s an important day, and not because men aren’t important, but because females around the world still face many barriers that males do not. Here are some quick facts for you: Women do not earn as much money as men, in the same role. This is known… Continue reading International Women’s Day and Health Care Inequality
Deciding whether or not to talk, or write, about your health is a pretty loaded choice. For starters, one’s health is obviously a pretty personal thing. There is a reason why health care professionals aren’t allowed to share your health details others, unless you have given explicit permission. Not only are some issues rather personal,… Continue reading Why Share About My Health?
The 28th of February is Rare Disease Day. It’s a day designed to raise awareness of lesser known diseases and conditions. This is so important, not only so that the general public is just more aware of what our lives are like, living with our conditions, but so that we can fight for more funding… Continue reading Rare Disease Day: February 28th
I have once again picked up some paintbrushes and made some art! This painting is a bit different, as I decided to paint a landscape. I used to walk the River Lea that goes through my town all the time, before I started having mobility issues and my fatigue prevented me from walking too far.… Continue reading Art: The River Lea in Autumn
I was tagged by Michelle of jumbledbrain.com to do this blog post. It’s a fun post to help those of us with chronic conditions remember that we are so much more than our diagnoses, and to let our readers know much more about us. You can read Michelle’s post here. Thanks to her for the… Continue reading You Behind the Illness