Validating The Complexities of Illness

Often, the true complexities of living with chronic illness are overlooked or never addressed. But just because that happens, doesn’t mean it should.

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Sick From Showering (With Fibro)? This Might be Why.

It near never fails. I’m having a good pain/symptom day and am excited to get some things done. I hop in a shower and like clockwork, halfway through the symptoms start. By the time I finally manage to get dressed, I need to lie down. I’m dizzy, have vertigo, am light headed and nauseous, again. […]

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Hello, It’s Me. A Few Life Updates.

Okay, so I’m really struggling to get started on this Blog post this morning, although I can’t exactly put my finger on why…..any thoughts? Oliver is not helping my productivity, but he is stinking cute ❤ It has been a long, but beautiful summer, I’m so sad to see it go. Autumn in New England […]

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Feeling Unmotivated? 17 Tips To Beat “The Lazies”

Oh boy. Who here struggles with feeling unmotivated? Raise your hand! I just raised both. The other day I was texting with my best friend Sue and I asked her if she struggles with motivation; because not only is Sue full of energy, but she’s also healthy. I feel like I often forget what it […]

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10 Affordable Ways to Brighten That Room You Never Leave!

Most of us, (that I know), that are chronically ill are either mostly home bound or at least spend an awful lot of time there. As such, it can get pretty gloomy and disheartening. I certainly know I suffer from the doldrums when I’m stuck on the couch constantly. A couple years ago, during a […]

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Fifteen Super Helpful Lessons That Came From Going to Therapy

If you live with chronic illness, then likely, you’re all too familiar with the impacts it can have on your mental health. I recently wrote about the ways that Fibro and mental health issues coincide here: https://fightingwithfibro.com/2019/05/10/12-reasons-why-fibro-and-mental-health-issues-coincide/ Three years ago, in the midst of some of my darkest hours, I was finally convinced to go […]

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To Go or Not To Go; Making Plans With Chronic Illness

Happy Fourth of July!! Backyard barbecues are in full swing today and it’s our first Fourth with none of our three kids home, so I was really excited to be invited to a family barbecue with my Best Friend’s family. Estranged from most of our families and old friends, my Husband and I don’t often […]

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What It’s Like to Live and Cope With Dysautonomia

The last couple of weeks have been crazy busy and emotional, relocating my 91 year old Aunt from a challenging living situation to Assisted Living. She is settling in nicely and looks like a whole new woman, which has made it worth absolutely everything. If I haven’t said it before, I’ll say it again now: […]

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