“I felt like I disappeared. Tired – like I wasn’t alive.”

“I felt like I disappeared. Tired – like I wasn’t alive.”

Tonight I watched a movie on Netflix called 'Brain on Fire,' which is a movie based on a true story. A story that was written as a memoir by the girl herself. Now, don't get the wrong idea - this is not a movie review. This is about finding something that both terrified and intrigued [...]

The Unexpected Side Effect of Chronic Illness

The Unexpected Side Effect of Chronic Illness

We often hear about the symptoms of chronic illness and chronic pain. Muscle fatigue, muscle pain, joint pain, headaches, nausea, stomach & bowel disturbances, skin issues, chest pain, fatigue, malaise, and many many more. But what's often not mentioned is the emotional toll any chronic illness takes on every person who suffers. In particular, the [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]