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Guest Blog: The Mental Journey of Accepting Chronic Illness

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Guest Blog: The Mental Journey of Accepting Chronic Illness

So finally. The word is out. I have fibromyalgia; a chronic illness. In other words: you’ll be kinda sick forever but can still kinda function too. Now what?


     I found out pretty quickly that I had to make mental adjustments in order to accept the physical pain and future vision of fibromyalgia. I feel like I can handle the physical part (on most days), as long as my mind is calm.

     The main part of the mental challenges is THE AMOUNT OF QUESTIONS!
Who tf am I without pain?.....

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Guest Blog: 5 Things on Amazon to Make Your Life with Chronic Illness Easier

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Guest Blog: 5 Things on Amazon to Make Your Life with Chronic Illness Easier

I am going to be sharing five things you can buy on Amazon. These are all things I use daily that can really make your life with chronic illness easier. 

1. Heated Blanket

 

     This one is great for your...

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No, I’m NOT Feeling Better: Living My Best Life Edition

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No, I’m NOT Feeling Better: Living My Best Life Edition

     This blog is courtesy of an event that keeps replaying in my head over and over. I was in Las Vegas on a family trip and we were doing A LOT of walking. We ran into a band and they were grooving so I danced for about 5 minutes and we continued on. We got to a set of stairs with an elevator right next to it... of course, in an attempt to preserve my energy, I choose the elevator. Someone close to me said “You were just dancing, you can’t walk up the stairs!?” In my mind,...

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Guest Blog: In Sickness & in Health: Chronic Illness In Relationships

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Guest Blog: In Sickness & in Health: Chronic Illness In Relationships
Navigating life with Fibromyalgia can be challenging. Personally for myself, I had to re-learn many things about my body and mind. I had to change my meal plan, sleep schedule, and aspects of my personal life. I was very into

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12 Must Have Life Hacks to Make Your Life Easier with Chronic Illness

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12 Must Have Life Hacks to Make Your Life Easier with Chronic Illness

     Living with a chronic illness means you have to get creative sometimes so you’re able to have a productive day. Here are some hacks that I’ve learned along the way.

1. Pregnancy Pillow

 

     These aren’t just for pregnant women; they work great to support aching joints and muscles.

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