Dysphagia & Swallowing Problems (and How Oral Vitamin Sprays Can be of Help to You)

Dysphagia is a common problem for many people who live with chronic illness, cancer or a disability for a wide variety of reasons. In this post we will learn a bit about the swallowing process, and how things can go wrong along the way. We will also see how oral vitamin sprays may be a […]

Issue #275: The Need to Start Adulting Earlier Than Your Peers Due to Chronic Illness & The Fear of Being Pitied as a Young Adult Who Uses a Wheelchair

Friday, 30 July 2021. Issue #275. In This Issue: The need to start adulting earlier than your peers because of chronic illness, and the need to advocate for yourself within the healthcare system. The fear of being pitied by others as a young adult who uses a wheelchair, which removes the illusion of being healthy. […]

August Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

It’s time for the August writing prompts, so I hope you have your virtual pens ready! 🙂 If you recall, I shared the concept and awareness in the June linkup, that I needed to ‘make time’ for the things that mattered to me. Ironically, July flew by, full of errands and little tasks that stole […]

Issue 274: Chronic Pain Can Make Life Mirror That of Your Grandparents' Rather Than Peers & Reaping the Benefits of Exercise with Arthritis

Friday, 23 July 2021. Issue #274. In This Issue: Chronic pain and chronic fatigue can make one’s life mirror that of their grandparents’ rather than those of peers the same age. A large part of figuring out how to reap the benefits of exercise for arthritis is knowing when to do so, and when to […]

12 Visible Evidence of a Body Gone Rogue

The invisibility of chronic illness makes it incredibly frustrating. We look healthy, yet the pain under our skin can be excruciating. But is pain ever fully invisible? Painkillers mask the evidence of chronic pain somewhat, yet they often provide minimal relief. A body gone rogue is not easy to tame. And taming it requires a […]