Gamma Globulin. I saw my new respirologist on Thursday. To say that this woman is thorough wouldn't even come close to the truth. The first visit, she came down hard on me because she checked into my prescriptions and noted I had only renewed my inhalers once this year. This time was quite different. My …
My dear friend Sam has written about a topic I know all too well – sleepless nights. I know that everyone suffers from this once in a while; however, for the chronically ill it can be an endless string of nights.
I hope you enjoy this in-depth look at how to battle insomnia associated with pain and other chronic symptoms.
I can cope with most things about my disability. I’m not saying it’s easy. It’s far from easy but I have a toolkit of chronic disease management strategies, I’ve written about in the past, that help me on a daily basis……(My Chronic Disease Management Plan and Body Behaving Badly)
My pain is unrelenting during the day but I can find things to keep my mind occupied, to distract me as much as possible.
Those Early Hours Of The Morning Are Just Plain Hard
When pain overtakes my body in the early hours of the morning it’s just plain hard. I simply can’t sugarcoat night time pain with positive throw away lines.
Tossing and turning makes my legs and spine hurt even more than usual and I’m acutely aware I’m disturbing my husband. That’s the last thing I want to do. He needs his sleep. He does so much for…
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I happen to have been blessed with both physical AND mental chronic illnesses. While some people don’t see things like bipolar, depression, OCD, as chronic illness, or illness in general, they very much are. I have had so many people, including family, treat me like a leper or just call me crazy; however, I am …