Hair struggles

April 30th is Hairstylist Appreciation Day. It's the perfect time to write about hair struggles. I recently lost my hairstylist due to her starting a family. I'm really happy for her. I've been flirting with the idea of cutting my hair. The issue is that I've always had long hair and I love it. Why... Continue Reading →

Comforting television shows

Everyone has a different coping method when it comes to physical and mental illness. Keep in mind, what works for one person may not work for another. One method that work for me is watching comforting, silly, funny, lighthearted television shows or movies. Yesterday, was a bad day, so I stayed in bed all day... Continue Reading →

I wish I was normal

I wish I was normal. By normal, I mean healthy, no physical or mental health issues. This not so secret wish, can bring me to tears when I allow myself to think about it. I would give almost anything to work 40 hours a week without struggling with pain, exhaustion and brain fog. I would... Continue Reading →

Stigma of Chronic Illnesses

One of the principle reasons I write about Graves Disease and Fibromyalgia is to fight against the stigma of chronic illnesses. You are not trying hard enough People are often very supportive when you first get sick. Unfortunately this support dwindles away after a while. The majority of the population don't understand the meaning of... Continue Reading →

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 →

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