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Thirty-one Needles

Thirty-one Needles

Are you afraid of needles? Well, so am I. Not so much afraid of the needles themselves, but more of the pain they inflict when they're stabbed into your skin. Yes, I am a wuss when it comes to anything sharp and prickly. Especially when what's being injected happens to have it's own painful effect. [...]

How Do You Feel?

How Do You Feel?

"Are your migraines gone yet? Maybe you're just tense. "Oh your struggling with fatigue? Man I'm tired too, it's been a busy week!""Muscle pain? Probably from lack of exercise." "Have you tried NOT taking all those medications? Maybe they're the issue." "How are you... Are you better yet?""Are you depressed?" I hear a lot of [...]

How Am I Supposed To Love A Body Like This?

How Am I Supposed To Love A Body Like This?

If you want to include both my battle with endometriosis and with an autoimmune condition, I have been fighting my body, and medical professionals, for ten long years. Ten years of chronic pain, chronic illness, and chronic anger towards my body for never giving me any relief. With Endometriosis comes not only extremely painful periods, [...]

Feeding the Stigma

Feeding the Stigma

This is entirely my fault. For two years I have been suffering with health issues and chronic widespread pain, spending thousands of dollars on appointments, tests, medications, hospital visits and surgery. Unable to work full time or have a normal social life. And apparantly unable to let my own family in on this huge life [...]