Happy new year! Last year was a strange year for all of us worldwide. With so many things having changed because of the pandemic, things were tough, particularly for those of us trying to manage a chronic illness. Here’s a roundup of what living with chronic pain taught me in 2021 and all the things I plan to do this year.Read more
Have you seen the term ‘self advocacy’ a lot lately, especially in relation to healthcare? Me too. But what is self advocacy? And how does it relate to chronic illness?Read more
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Staying productive with a chronic illness is challenging, but it isn’t impossible. Prior to having a chronic illness, you may have been a busybody, always on the go with loads to do. But now those same things may seem next to impossible. So, how can you be productive when you have a chronic illness? Is it even possible? Well, here are a few tips that I’ve found useful over the past couple of years. Hopefully, they’ll help you as well.Read more
My doctor recently diagnosed me with chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). When first diagnosed, I honestly thought the doctor had no clue what he was talking about. I thought CPPS only affected men. I had no clue that it affects women, too. Since my diagnosis, I’ve been doing my research to figure out what chronic pelvic pain syndrome (female) actually is.Read more