Pregnancy, Miscarriage & Women's Health in Antiphospholipid Syndrome

This post is part of the Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS) resource library that I’m building up on my site for patients, as a patient who’s lived with it for more than two decades myself. This article in particular will focus on all things related to the female sex and women’s health in Antiphospholipid Syndrome. It will […]

Useful Things to Do While on Bed Rest After Surgery: Education, Advocacy & Volunteering (Part 5 of 5)

This post is part of a series on my knee surgery and recovery journey, and how I coped with all that down time. I spent a good part of a year bed bound, in pain, and also bored. Afternoons were the toughest, as it felt like a state of limbo, where the world was speeding […]

Uplifting Activities to Do While Recovering in Bed (Part 4 of 5)

This post is part of a series on my recovery journey from a spontaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture, which left me bed bound for nearly a year. In this article, I will share some uplifting activities to do while recovering in bed. You can also find more tips, resources and fun suggestions at the end […]

Fun Things To Do While Recovering From Surgery: Hobbies, Crafts & Games (Part 3/7)

This post is part of a series where I share my recovery journey from a spontaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture. Both my knees were broken, and I was bed bound for almost a year, with the first 6 weeks spent trying to keep my legs as flat I could so as not to incur further […]

Fun & Productive Things to Do on Digital Devices After Knee Surgery (Part 2 of 5)

Apart from the immense pain and lack of mobility, being stuck in bed after any major surgery can leave you bored to tears. I personally suffered from a spontaneous bilateral patellar tendon rupture due to Lupus, and the steroid therapy that I’m on. Being bed bound for an entire year meant that I not only […]

Knee Surgery Post-Operative Care: Introduction to the Series (1/6)

A knee surgery, or any major surgery, carries with it a certain percentage of risk. There’s the general anaesthesia, rare but possible mishaps, unforeseen problems, medication interactions and more. Knee surgery post-operative care and the recovery process will look different for every individual, but there are some resources in general that can benefit most patients. […]

Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl: 16 Takeaways with Chronic Illness

Content Warning: Contains mentions of the Holocaust, chronic illness, ableism, mental health issues, chronic pain and suffering. Disclaimer: This article is meant for educational purposes and is based on the author’s personal experiences and opinions. It is not to be substituted for medical advice. Please consult your own doctor or therapist before changing or adding […]

Check to See if You've Won a Prize From the 2021 Holiday Giveaway!

Thank You for Participating in the 2021 Holiday Giveaway! First – a huge shoutout to all 24 sponsors who made the 2021 holiday giveaway a possibility! Your generosity and support mean a lot to the chronic illness community and to me. And also a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the 2021 holiday […]