I don't know why it's taken me 23 years to start applying this concept to my life...
Right now I’m doped up on Benadryl, fading in and out on the couch watching HGTV As normal as this sounds (at least for me) this is new. I’m allergic to a few things: cats, dust, the growing stupidity of this nation, but usually my reactions are mild. A bit of sneezing, watery, itchy eyes,… Continue reading Allergic to Life
Ah spring time! The sun comes back, the birds sing again, and the pollen in the air reminds us why we don’t usually go outside in the first place. It’s around this time of year that people begin a major cleaning of their living space. The dreaded Spring Cleaning. I don’t know about you but… Continue reading Spring Cleaning- Chronic Illness Edition
Hi everyone! For those of you who don’t know, I underwent a diagnostic laparoscopic surgery on Monday to look for the cause of my pelvic pain. Since I was 17, I’ve been on continuous birth control to skip my periods due to extreme fatigue, nausea and vomiting, cramping, emotional upheaval, and debilitating pain. My first… Continue reading Post-Op Thoughts
Ah college. A wonderful time filled with doubt, debt, binge drinking, and research papers written the night before. School can be lots of fun and it can also be tear-your-hair-out stressful. When you’re a spoonie, the stress has a way of following you on days when other people would be skipping. Sometimes it seems like… Continue reading Class is a Pain in the Ass: Surviving School with a Chronic Illness
An update and explanation
Have you ever had a headache? Or stubbed your toe? Or accidentally burned yourself because you were too enthusiastic when flipping pancakes? (Just me…?) If so, you can probably remember what that pain feels like. Maybe not specifically, but at least enough to empathize with someone who’s done the same. But what about more serious… Continue reading Why I Dislike the Pain Scale
If you have a friend, coworker, or family member with a Chronic Illness, you've probably heard the word 'spoons' used in every situation except when there's soup. So what's with the spoons? Are there forks also? And what on earth is a Spoonie? The Very Beginning~ In 2003, Christine Miserandino wrote an essay titled "The… Continue reading Spoons? Spoons