Confusing Parts of Being Chronically Ill.

When you learn that you have a chronic illness, navigating life can be challenging. There’s POSSIBLY things you can do to help your condition and they may or may not help. You may improve, your symptoms may get worse. There’s no real way to know, most of the time. Here are the things I personallyContinue reading “Confusing Parts of Being Chronically Ill.”

Being a Friend When You’re Chronically Ill.

As chronically sick people, we often hear about how people should be friends to us or how we have lost friends due to illness. While this is important, I think it’s important to acknowledge the other side of the coin; what is it like to befriend someone who is nearly always sick? I know forContinue reading “Being a Friend When You’re Chronically Ill.”

The Blog Post I’ve Dread: My Weight Gain & Falling Ill.

Prior to falling ill, I had a fairly stellar physique. I worked out daily, completed all of p90x (an intense workout program,) and I ate extremely well because I had the energy and means to do so. I worked at my job frequently and supported myself financially. About four and a half years ago, myContinue reading “The Blog Post I’ve Dread: My Weight Gain & Falling Ill.”

How To Help Your Chronically Ill Friend.

Navigating chronic illness is a challenge in so many ways. Sometimes I forget it can be hard on my loved ones, too. If you want to be a supportive friend to your chronically sick friend, here are my personal tips. 1. Always validate their feelings and symptoms. You don’t have to know what to sayContinue reading “How To Help Your Chronically Ill Friend.”

How I Cope With Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

A few ways I cope with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome.

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.”