Coming to terms with a diagnosis of a long term condition can be difficult. Our bodies and minds are attempting to adjust to the new situation we find ourselves in. We feel a loss for our lives prior to illness. In a way we might approach the loss like we would if we were grieving … Read more Chronic Illness & The Grieving Process
As the seasons change, the sometimes drastic shifts in weather conditions can have a huge impact on people, (especially those with chronic illnesses). Which can affect them mentally, with conditions such as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to physically with the rapid weather changes causing differing degrees of widespread pain and headaches. Many patients with chronic … Read more The Changing Seasons (How To Cope With Chronic Illness In The Colder Months)
If you're an avid reader of this site, it is no secret that I have a few chronic conditions that have plagued me for several years. I have spoken several times about my various illnesses which you can read about in My Chronic Illness & My Story. When I mention one illness in particular many … Read more Costochondritis – How It Really Feels.
For over 4 years I have been living with the confirmed diagnosis of Fibromyalgia, Hyper-mobility Syndrome, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. All of which are considered invisible illnesses. Due to the fact the the symptoms are not visible to others. Like many who live with invisible illness it took several years for doctors to listen to … Read more Invisible Illness – My Fibromyalgia & Chronic Fatigue Story