The Elephant in the Room

Photo by David Clode on Unsplash I am sure that anyone who has dealt with or is dealing with any form of chronic illness can relate it to having an elephant right there with them in a social situation. Even medical situations such as the hospital, doctor's office, etc. can produce stigma the size of a pachyderm. You …

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Chronic Compromises – Why I Failed At Lent

... or did I? Lent Is a Christian observance during the 40 days before Easter. During this time Christians may do a literal fast (say juice/water and/or bread). There is also the practice of fasting from luxuries or things that distract a person from their faith. This is much like Christ's 40 days of fasting in …

Chronic Compromises – Dealing With Doctors

I am still dealing with my eyes adjusting after the cataract surgeries, seasonal allergies (that for me are year-round), a fibro-flare and the anxiety of trying to figure out how we can financially survive without moving. That is all and above my regular chronic pain issues. It is also not taking into account my battle …