Knee Surgery for Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture: Weeks 1 - 6

This article is part of an ongoing series about my Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture incident and knee surgery as a patient with Lupus, other chronic diseases and steroid therapy. Each part of the series will be updated and can be referenced below: Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture Series: My Recovery Time for Simultaneous Bilateral […]

Simultaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture with Lupus & Steroid Therapy: My Personal Recovery Time

This article is part of an ongoing series about my Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture incident as a patient with Lupus, other chronic diseases and steroid therapy. Each part of the series will be updated and can be referenced below: Spontaneous Bilateral Patellar Tendon Rupture Series: What It Feels Like to be Suddenly Disabled Patient […]

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

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

April Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

It’s April, which means it’s time for the April writing prompts! April is also my birthday month, so naturally it’s one of my favourites! The party mood’s been dampened a bit this year because of my broken knees, but I’ll try to enjoy it a little. Can you believe that a quarter of the year […]

March 2022 Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

Hello and welcome to the March writing prompts for 2022. My apologies for the delay; life has been chaotic and depressing, as you will read in my own entry! 2022 is a year which I can’t wait to get rid of. To me the days don’t seem like they’re zooming by. Instead, it’s been a […]

Why 'Easy' Part-Time Jobs are Not That Easy for Those with Chronic Illness

“Get an Easy Part-Time Job”, They Said Many people with chronic illness or a disability are unable to work full-time. You don’t see many of them working part-time jobs either. Why? (Unless they’re hiding in plain sight, which they often are. It’s a bit of a superpower.) All their education seems to have come 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 […]

June Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

Hello and welcome to the June writing prompts (and summer… and the middle of the year…). Time sure has whizzed by in 2021, wouldn’t you agree? Admittedly, I haven’t been organising my time very efficiently and need to work on that. I’d love to hear about how you’ve been coping so far this year, and […]

Disability & Sex: Disabled People are Not Automatically Bad Sexual or Romantic Partners

Amidst the dozens of emails I receive a day for blog related stuff, one stood out the other day. It asked if I was interested in writing a post for their blog on sex and disability. I was highly suspicious at first, as it was from a porn site, Lustery. Was it legitimate or risky? […]

April Writing Prompts for People with Chronic Illnesses & Disabilities

Hello it’s the spring season, and time for the April writing prompts! Have a look at what’s in store for our cosy little chronic illness writing community this month. I hope to read more about how you’ve been doing, understand your chronic illness life a little more, and hopefully make more online spoonie friends. Sending […]