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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 →

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 →

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 →

I need your support, not your judgment

People who suffer from a incurable chronic illness need your support, not your judgment. Doctors say that I will never improve or go into remission because I have an incurable disease. I will not give up, but I want to make others aware of it. I struggle with pain, mobility problems and fatigue every day.... Continue Reading →

Don’t judge a book by it’s cover

I'm pretty sure you heard the adage "Don't judge a book by it's cover" before. Most of us apply it's wisdom in many different situation, but when it comes to invisible illnesses those words are often forgotten. Although I might look great today, remember that pain is something you can't see and each person feels... Continue Reading →

Flareups can cause an anxiety attack

The only thing that's certain about fibromyalgia is that it's unpredictable. When you have flareups of symptoms it can cause you to have an anxiety attack. It can make you feel like you are choking and shaking all over and every touch feels like you've been hit by a baseball bat. What can cause flareups?... Continue Reading →

Why I can’t take public transport

I used to take public transport everywhere until I started battling multiple chronic illnesses. My struggle with my body and my health makes public transport inaccessible. You really don't realize how inaccessible the world is until you need it to be accessible for you. The transit system is failing its customers with disabilities and it's... Continue Reading →

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