Tagged with chronic illness

Special Diets are Lonely

Special Diets are Lonely

Her abdomen twisted suddenly and fiercely. The inside cramped and squeezed. She felt tears sting the eyes as they threatened to fall. What caused the pain this time? Pain grips her lower abdomen with unbearable tightness before she retreats to the restroom. She tries to recollect what had been eaten over the last 24 hours. … Continue reading

Why Do I Feel So Awful?

Why Do I Feel So Awful?

I’ve contemplated the best way to post something about this topic. It’s a topic that often goes undiscussed, undetermined, and undiagnosed for many people. I am one of them. This year, I started exhibiting symptoms of hypothyroidism. Despite having tests done on one of my worst days, the numbers (although unbalanced) still appeared in “normal … Continue reading

Using Essential Oil for Pain

Using Essential Oil for Pain

Last year, my sister gave me one of the greatest gifts… a starter kit with essential oils. I used to think it was weird and probably had little affect. I am here to tell you that essential oils are amazing, especially if used in the right combination. For my friends experiencing chronic pain, I have … Continue reading

Redirecting Your Sails

Redirecting Your Sails

Hello Readers – you may have noticed my absence since the beginning of September. There is no particular reason for this other than… life and new projects! I wanted to share this image with you on “Motivational Monday” for encouragement. Often times, we experience storms in life and the wind can easily steer us off … Continue reading

Signs You Might Have Fibromyalgia

Signs You Might Have Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (Fibro) has a mind of it’s own. Ironically, this misunderstood illness is caused by abnormal pain signals within the brain. This condition can often feel like a bunch of “random symptoms” occurring within your body. And until you’re diagnosed, these random symptoms can feel… scary, overwhelming, lonely, and painful. When it comes to patients with … Continue reading

My Letter to Endometriosis

My Letter to Endometriosis

*This post was first posted on MyEndoTeam and is shared on WordsByMara with permission. —- Dear Endometriosis, We’ve known each other for quite some time now. You were quite tricky to nail down, but it’s been a “pleasure” learning more about you. It feels like just yesterday that we were acquainted after my first surgery in … Continue reading

What You Should Know About Endo Sufferers

What You Should Know About Endo Sufferers

This month is Endometriosis Awareness month. We are breaking our silence and standing up against a frustrating, misunderstood disease. As a loved one or sufferer of the disease, there are things you need to know. 8 Things You Should Know About Endo Sufferers One day is not like the other. We might feel great one … Continue reading

Held Together By Tape and Glue

Held Together By Tape and Glue

I would like to dedicate this post to all the chronic pain warriors and “spoonies” out there. Year after year, my body seems to deteriorate. And I find myself in a continuous battle of mental strength versus physical symptoms. One of the most difficult things about having a chronic illness is learning that you are … Continue reading