When The Chronically Ill Get “Sick”

You might be shaking your head in confusion at that title. However, I think it will make sense very quickly. I use the word "sick" to cover acute illnesses like bronchitis, the flu, even appendicitis or a broken leg. For that last one, I am referring to those of us who don't have chronic conditions …

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Chronic Compromises – When “No” Is A Positive Thing

Chronic illness of any kind comes with it's own set of "rules" in relation to any kind of social activity. This week I learned that  a long awaited "yes" became a very sensible "no". In 2011 (I think) I was accepted into a chronic pain self-management group and I can honestly say that it changed …