January 17, 2018

I intended to have this post ready to publish on January 1st but life happened.

And that's what this post is going to be about- that life happens.

That we can make New Year's resolutions all we want but ultimately, life will happen. Unpredictable hospitalizations, new treatment side effects, and flares will all try their best to get in the way of our goals. After all, the only predictable thing about life with a chronic illness is that it's unpredictable. With this in mind, it's very hard to plan day-to-day life, let alone new years resolutions. 

When you have a chronic illness, the beginning of a new y...

November 10, 2017

"Well look on the bright side of it,"

"be positive"

"...at least it's not..."

"you just need to choose to be happy"

"change your thoughts and you'll change your world"

"you have to want to get better."

Those of us who suffer with a chronic illness experience this dilemma all the time: do we open up about what we're going through, or do we keep silent knowing they probably won't understand, or even worse, they won't try to understand. It can be discouraging to open up to someone about what we're going through only to hear statements like those above. These suggestions ultimately tell us "I know ho...

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