I’m on a blogging break, so I’m featuring some guest bloggers! They will be sharing their stories and experiences with chronic disease, and I’m excited to share them. Today, we have Carole, who blogs at www.navigatingthestorms.com . Not only is Carole a fantastic writer and advocate, but she is a kind soul who is a great… Continue reading Guest Post! Carole’s Chronicles: by Carole @NavigatingtheStorms.com
I’m going to continue to take a break from writing myself, however I’m going to keep my blog going by posting some guest posts!
Sam, over at My Medical Musings, has kindly told me I can share any of her posts, and I will have some other guest pieces coming up in the next few weeks. Look out for them, as they are some excellent writers that have some really great stories to share.
What are the rules for living with a rare bone disease? Where can I find that rule book? That’s the question my husband and I have been contemplating over recent weeks. I want to try and get out a bit more and when I suggested this great plan of mine, you should have seen the […]
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Living with chronic disease can be challenging, and very time consuming. It often feels like a full time job just managing it. There are all sorts of aspects that need juggling to ensure that you are keeping on top of your chronic condition. They are important to ensure that you feel the best you can.… Continue reading Managing Chronic Conditions is a Full Time Job!
One of the biggest challenges in dealing with my chronic conditions is not being able to leave the flat much. Between my nausea and vomiting, intense fatigue, and difficulty walking because of my balance issues, it can be hard to get out. Leaving the flat means ensuring that I have sick bags with me, and… Continue reading Isolation and Country Drives
This week I completed my most recent painting. I decided to continue my theme of painting my interpretation of my symptoms. I started off my artistic career by trying to represent how my migraine pain feels, and found that it was fun and therapeutic to do. So, I figured I would keep on trying to… Continue reading Art: A Pain in the Arm
This post is a continuation of A Pain in the Neck: Part 1, if you’ve not read it, I suggest doing so before reading this post. One of the options my pain doctor and I have discussed is getting a neurostimulator device. It is an implant in your spine that sends signals to help block… Continue reading A Pain in the Neck: Part 2
Since I was a child, I had neck pain. It wasn’t too bad, but I remember being frustrated that I couldn’t seem to move my neck very much when doing neck stretches in karate when I was a kid. Then, at some point, my Mom’s chiropractor ordered an x-ray for me because she wondered if… Continue reading A Pain in the Neck: Part 1
When you say that you are tired, what do you mean? Do you mean that you didn’t sleep well, so you might feel a bit slower this morning? Or that your eyes are weary because you’ve been working hard and they need a rest? You might be run down, be struggling to cope, and genuinely… Continue reading Fatigue
Naming things is always tricky. I’ve never had a child, but if the amount of baby name books and websites are anything to go by, deciding a name for your baby carries a certain amount of responsibility. It is their identity. Names carry power and have connotations attached. They often say teachers struggle to find… Continue reading What’s in a Name?