Issue #277: Fatigue Management is Just as Important as Pain Management & The Payback for Faking Being Well is Not Worth It

Friday, 13 August 2021. Issue #277. In This Issue: Sometimes we need to consider fatigue management as much as pain management in order to boost our motivation levels. If you’ve ever tried to fake being well, you’ve probably learned that the payback is not worth it. It’s undeniable that with invisible disabilities, we will need […]

Issue #276: Interesting Myths About the Brain That We Believe & An Interview with a Doctor on Heart Rate Viability (HRV)

Friday, 06 August 2021. Issue #276. In This Issue: One of the many myths about the brain is that there is a clear divider between diseases of the mind and body, such as depression and cardiovascular disease. When your medical tests don’t show that there’s anything wrong, yet the symptoms experienced are very real and […]

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 […]