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Waking up in pain

Waking up in pain is now routine for me. This is due to Fibromyalgia. It's not uncommon to be waken up with severe pain, unable to move or breath. Getting out of bed is torture. Reaching for a piece of clothing left on the floor I almost fell unconscious. I took my pain pills and... Continue Reading →

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A world created by able-bodied individuals

We live in a world created by able-bodied individuals for able-bodied individuals. Architecture, urban planning and the layout of public spaces are obviously a source of difficulties and concerns for people with reduced mobility. Steps in front of the elevators or bathrooms in the basement only accessible by stairs make travel impossible. I remember stopping... Continue Reading →

Having Fibromyalgia can be challenging

Having Fibromyalgia can be challenging. These are a few of the challenges that we face on a regular basis. Brain Fog Having brain fog can make you feel like an uneducated person. I often forget words, or have difficulties understanding people when they talk. I've had it so bad that in the doctor's office with... Continue Reading →

Doubting Incurable Chronic Illness Exist

We shouldn't have to prove our incurable chronic illness to you. We have been through countless medical tests and still are. We have been diagnosed by a doctor. We take medication. We battle this illness every single second of every minute, of every hour, every day. We shouldn't have to prove that we have an... Continue Reading →

Thankful for my struggles

I am thankful for my struggles with physical and mental health. Without them I wouldn't have found my voice or known how strong I could be. Remember that no matter what your struggle is, it is valid. Whether you are dealing with trauma, physical or mental illness or anything else, your struggle is valid. Whether... Continue Reading →

What’s wrong with you exactly?

I visited family this weekend and got asked the following question: "What's wrong with you exactly?" It can be very difficult to explain what you are going through when you are put on the spot and you know very well that you don't look sick. Trying to explain that although you don't see it, I'm... Continue Reading →

You aren’t a burden

You aren't a burden. Please do not let the idea that you may be a burden to someone stop you for reaching out for support when you need it. The last thing your love ones want is for you to go out of your way to ease their imagined trouble. Your struggles do not burden... Continue Reading →

Depression and anxiety are a challenging

Depression and anxiety are a challenging.  Depression and anxiety can convince you that everyone in your life secretly hate you. I remember during a really bad episode as a teenager, I was convince that my own parents didn't want me. There is nothing further from the truth. No matter how much you believe everyone hates... Continue Reading →

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