Your struggle is valid

Whether you are dealing with trauma, physical or mental illness or anything else, your struggle is valid. Whether there is someone else in this world that has it worse than you, your struggle is still valid. Do not let anyone tell you that you don't have the right somehow to feel the feelings that you... Continue Reading →

Young people do get chronic illnesses

Many believe that young people can't get chronic illnesses. That somehow, youth protects you from illnesses. The truth is that you can develop a chronic illness at any age. Chronic illnesses don't discriminate. Unfortunately, many children suffering from chronic pain will often be dismissed as growing pain that's going to go away, but it never... Continue Reading →

You are beautiful

When someone tells you that you are beautiful, believe them. They aren't lying. I know that I struggle with this one every once in a while. In the last 4 years, living with multiple chronic illnesses has changed my physical shell quite a bit. I've been struggling with loving the reflection that I see in... Continue Reading →

Normal is truly an awful word

I woke up in the early hours of the morning again due to pain and I couldn't go back to sleep. It's been happening so often that I've started to expect waking up in the middle of the night in pain. That's a terrible feeling. Normal is truly an awful word. Fibromyalgia has completely messed... Continue Reading →

Always Exhausted

We are chronic illness sufferers. Of course we are always exhausted, no matter how many hours we sleep and naps we take. Our bodies are in constant pain and that's exhausting. We are constantly fighting against this pain to have a life and that's exhausting. Our bodies are hurting all over even on good days,... Continue Reading →

Teach your children to save

April 12th is teach your children to save day. Honestly, I need to learn this lesson myself. I'm sure I'm not the only one in this situation. Our finances are extremely tight lately because of my health issues. I had to take some time off and what the insurance company covers is much less than... Continue Reading →

If money was not an issue

If money was not an issue, what services would you hire or what items would you purchase that would help you have a better quality of life with your chronic illness? Help around the house If money was not an issue, I would hire someone to help me clean the house and do the laundry.... Continue Reading →

Are they kidding me?

I went to the pharmacy to renew my pain medication. This time, the pharmacist handed me a piece of paper from the Canadian federal government warning about the use of opioids. I started reading it and thought somebody must be kidding me. The possible side effects stated are: Mental Illness such as depression. I was... Continue Reading →

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