June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month! This month is dedicated to advocating for patients like myself who suffer from an invisible illness that is much more debilitating, physically and emotionally, than most people know. I’ve lived with migraines & exertional headaches for a little over 10 years now. They have changed the way I… Continue reading June is Migraine & Headache Awareness Month!
I’ve had a difficult time finding people and words out in the world who understand (or at least nearly understand) what I feel from day to day as someone who lives with a chronic invisible illness. I often scroll through blogs written by people with their own chronic illnesses and one day I came across… Continue reading “How To Live Well With Chronic Pain & Illness” Educating Family & Friends On Your Condition/Illness
We all need people in our lives who push us to do and be greater. Sometimes it’s hard to accept advice that someone has to offer, but most of the time, it’s worth it to hear them out. I never even thought about sharing my story about living with chronic daily headaches, because I never… Continue reading HAWMC Day 7: Starting My Advocacy Journey
I didn’t plan on sharing my story with the the world. Not until I was encouraged to do so by a loved one who saw me struggle with my health and the consequences of my health problems every day. Before I started writing, I never really believed that there were other people out there who… Continue reading Health Activist Writers Month Challenge: Day 1-Why I Write
As invisible illness awareness week wrapped up yesterday, I think it’s important for people to see who we are advocating for. The real faces of the people who aren’t invisible even though their illnesses are. I’m what someone with an invisible illness looks like. There’s nothing visible that shouts for attention, yet for me there’s… Continue reading This Is What Invisible Illness Looks Like
I have gone through months where I’ve effectively given up, only to give myself a wide wake up call that I needed to pick myself out of my funk and continue to try to find an effective treatment. No matter how walls I ran into and how many failed attempts there were, I had to… Continue reading Hope For Progress, Rather Than Fear The Disappointment
It wasn’t planted in a bed of full soil among other lucky seeds. It wasn’t given what others were blessed with. It was born an underdog. I was not built to live in a fully healthy body like so many others around me. I was handed cards that others have been blessed not to have… Continue reading The Lotus Flower