My Favorite Self Care Tips!

As a chronically ill person, self care is vital for me to retain my sense of self. Everyone benefits from self care however and I’d like to share my favorite tips. 1. Write about it. Journal your feelings. I find that this is low impact when my health acts up and often offers me anContinue reading “My Favorite Self Care Tips!”

Confusing Parts of Being Chronically Sick.

Navigating the world when you’re chronically ill is an incomprehensible challenge until you’re met with it personally. I’ve been sick for four and a half years and still struggle with aspects of my illnesses. For some background, I am diagnosed with POTS (postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome,) fibromyalgia, chronic migraine, reflux disease with barretts esophagus, hypersomnia,Continue reading “Confusing Parts of Being Chronically Sick.”

How I Find Myself Amidst a Flare.

When facing chronic illness, there are often periods of times where symptoms are exacerbated. This is referred to as a “flare.” Flares can be brought on by things like stress, weather shifts, new medications, medical procedures, overexertion, and well, sometimes they just happen. As you can see, or may know firsthand, flares are not alwaysContinue reading “How I Find Myself Amidst a Flare.”