Illness: Self-Advocacy in Social Settings; What We Wish You Understood

Right now, my right foot is swollen. It’s slowly getting better. I have to admit that yesterday afternoon I feared

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6 Things NOT To Say to a Sick Woman About Her Appearance

People are surprised when I tell them about insults I received due to changes in my appearance from illness. If

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Chronic Illness & Self-Sabotage: 5 Attitudes to Avoid

Pain, fatigue, and mood swings can make our lives unbelievably stressful. But sometimes we make our difficult lives even harder. I

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5 Ways I “Vacationized” My Last Hospital Visit

It’s taken me a while to post an update on Tuesdsay’s neurological visit but I finally have my “vacation pictures”

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Work & Chronic Illness (Part 2): How to Find Accommodations

In my previous article (Work & Chronic Illness Part 1: 4 Things Not to Say to Sick People), I shared

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Work & Chronic Illness (Part 1): 4 Things NOT to Say to Sick People

One of the most common things people with chronic illnesses or disabilities hear is, “You’re so lucky you get to rest

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