Coping Skills · Uncategorized

Med Organisers and Apps: How I Keep My Meds Straight

Upon arriving home from our trip from Canada, I realised that I forgot my medication organiser on the bed in my parents’ house. This was devastating. I rely on my organiser to keep me, well… organised. Every week, I put most of my meds, except my nausea ones (which aren’t pills/capsules and therefore wouldn’t fit… Continue reading Med Organisers and Apps: How I Keep My Meds Straight

Coping Skills · Disability · Uncategorized

Leaving on a Jet Plane: Using Wheelchair Assistance

When we decided to fly to Canada to visit family and friends, I knew that traveling would be really hard on me. Not only would being up for many hours be hard, as that can make my migraines and nausea flare, but moving around physically causes extra pain, and fatigue. Because I struggle to walk… Continue reading Leaving on a Jet Plane: Using Wheelchair Assistance

Coping Skills · General chronic conditions · Uncategorized

Anxiety and Meeting New Doctors

In the next month, I am meeting a new endocrinologist, a new neurologist, and a new physiotherapist. Meeting new doctors and health care workers can be a scary thing. It’s one thing that definitely makes me feel quite anxious and nervous. Part of that is the power dynamics between health care providers and patients. Doctors… Continue reading Anxiety and Meeting New Doctors

Coping Skills · General chronic conditions · Uncategorized

“I Was Born”: Disability, Purpose, & Hanson

*Content Warning: discussion of miscarriage and difficult pregnancy/labour* My favourite band since I was a kid, is Hanson. They’ve continued to make music all these years, and I’ve continued to enjoy them! I love not just their fun tunes, or their soulful melodies, but the often meaningful lyrics behind them. For example, their breakthrough hit… Continue reading “I Was Born”: Disability, Purpose, & Hanson