(who still asks her mom to come to doctors' appointments)
So, what is the warrior narrative?
First, I would like to say, for all you healthy folks out there, please relax. Yes, we should be taking this outbreak seriously, but stockpiling soap and toilet paper is not rational. Did you never wash your hands before this? Frankly, the fact that it took a new virus to make you think about washing… Continue reading On Living with a Chronic Illness During the COVID-19 Panic
"Congratulations! You've been here for a year!" Holy cheese balls.
It’s easy to focus on the bad with a chronic illness. I mean, you’re sick. Forever. That’s reason enough to be negative. But recently I’ve realized that negative thinking is not helping me. That doesn’t mean I’m not allowing myself those occasional bad days, or pity parties. I think we all need an outlet like… Continue reading The ‘Upsides’ of Chronic Illness
Day One, Fall 2019 Semester: One class, begins at 4:00pm. Continues until 6:40, but has a break in the middle, and is taught by my favorite professor. Able to sleep in, do laundry, and organize myself and my things before heading to class Day Two, Fall 2019 Semester: Arrive on campus at exactly 9:00 to… Continue reading New Semester, New Dreams, New Struggles
So here we are again. Just me, my bed, and my pain. Oh, and about a metric ton of pain killers. Who knows what’s caused it this time? Maybe I overexerted myself walking up that flight of stairs, or possibly I sneezed too aggressively. (You’ll have to excuse the sarcasm; it’s a coping mechanism.) Either… Continue reading Enough is Enough
I’ve spent a lot of energy the last few months working hard, going to physical therapy, keeping up a healthy diet, stretching and exercising regularly, taking new medications, and seeking out other treatment plans for my illnesses and pain. I think this is part of what kept me sane coming back from France. I left… Continue reading “Get Well Soon”
To my Friends, Family, and Loved Ones, Hi there. It’s been a while since we’ve talked. Not chatted, we do that a lot, but really talked. How are you? How are you really doing? Tell me all the ups and downs, the hopes and worries, the dreams and aspirations. Fill me in on life. I’m… Continue reading An Open Letter