A lot of the stigma surrounding chronic illness, of any kind, paints a picture of weakness. Like the picture above, sometimes strength is relative to the situation. I think we have all heard any of these through our years of battling mental and physical illness: Life is tough for everyone, most of us just choose …
Song Lyric Sunday – “Concrete Angel”
This week's theme is angels and while there are hundreds of applicable songs, one stood out to me immediately - "Concrete Angel" by Martina McBride. Now, this is not your average angel song and it is by no means a happy one. It is about a girl who is beaten regularly by her mother and …
Reblog – How to Keep Moving Forward When Life Wants to Get You Down
Kat’s recounting of dreams quashed and others coming true with hard work is very humbling and inspiring. Chronic illness hits us all hard; however, it is what we make of our lives in spite of it that matters.
The day before Valentine’s day, it was a lung infection and a prescription for an antibiotic I turned out to be allergic to. A week of hives later, there are now four classes of antibiotics I’m allergic to and another I shouldn’t take except in emergencies because of my connective tissue disorder.
It was a month-old flu, that I got in January, that led to that lung infection. Less than a month later, on March 3, I woke up on Saturday morning with what I thought was one of the worst migraines I’d ever had.
Basically, all this leads to me being sick practically all of 2018. Time has flown by, mostly because it has been a fog of illness and new fun symptoms on top of my regular chronic illnesses.
Then, on top of that, after a week of a sinus infection on top of a double ear infection…
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