• A Silent Migraine is a type of Migraine with Aura in which the person does not enter a Headache phase of the attack. #SilentMigraine #Migraine

    Migraine Explained: Silent Migraine

    Did you know that it is possible to have a Migraine without pain? You might be scratching your head because you thought that a Migraine is a headache. Well, if I do nothing else with this blog, I hope to educate some people about how untrue that assumption is. A Migraine without pain is commonly called a Silent Migraine. I experienced this for years before my Migraines increased 3 years ago. So, let’s explore this type of Migraine. What is a Silent Migraine? In my series on the 4 Phases of Migraine, we learned about the different phases that each Migraine might go through. Of course, not everyone goes through…

  • And herein lies the danger of comparing yourself to others. #mentalhealth #depression #positivity #selfcare #chronicillness

    The Dangers of Comparing Yourself to Others

    The truth is, I have always been comparing myself to other people. I don’t know if that makes me different or if everyone else does the same thing. It has just always seemed like everyone had the things that I didn’t have and those things seemed to make them special. They were more popular, had more friends or fit in better than I did. When I was growing up the other kids had a dad and I didn’t. The other kids had the name brand clothes and I didn’t and the other kids were good at sports and I wasn’t. I was just this tall, skinny kid that didn’t seem…

  • Migrainous Stroke is an Ischemic Stroke that occurs in conjunction with a Migraine with Aura. It is important to seek medical treatment immediately if you notice these symptoms! #Stroke #MigrainousStroke #IschemicStroke

    Migraine Explained: Migrainous Stroke

    One of the stigmas most people that battle Migraines have to endure is that it is “just a bad headache”. Nothing could be further from the truth as I discussed in the four-part series, The Phases of Migraine. There are also some serious complications that can occur due to Migraine and one of those is Migrainous Stroke or Migrainous Infarction. What is a Migrainous Stroke? Migrainous Stroke, also called Migrainous Infarction, is when an Ischemic Stroke occurs during a Migraine attack. In order to further understand this, it is important to recognize what an Ischemic Stroke is. According to the American Stroke Association, an Ischemic Stroke is, “when a vessel…

  • Finding the other side of Depression takes a lot of hard work but it is work it! By making a plan, utilizing medications and learning what works for you, you can find the other side of depression! Here is how I found it! #Depression #MentalHealth

    Finding the Other Side of Depression

    For over 15 years, I allowed depression to slowly eat away at my life. I focused on the negative things that happened to me. Those hurts were my excuse to be a victim and my reason for not trying. After all of those years of pain, I found that finding the other side of depression is actually possible. Even after years of therapy, I didn’t know that I actually had the ability to choose joy in spite of the painful things that had been done to me. This discovery changed the way I looked at my life and the role I have in how I battle depression. Finding the Other…

  • Walmart Grocery Delivery saves time, money and makes life easier if you have kids or an illness that prevents you from shopping. #GroceryDelivery #ProductReview #ChronicIllness #SAHM

    Walmart Grocery Delivery Review

    I enjoy sharing products and services that I enjoy or find useful. In this post, I want to share my experience with Walmart Grocery Delivery. I used to love shopping for groceries but because of my Chronic Illness and my lack of energy, I have not been able to do that in a very long time. Several stores have started pick-up and delivery services and I decided to try out the Walmart Grocery Delivery Service last week. I need to say that this is not a paid review and I purchased my items. So the information here is unsolicited and 100% my unbiased opinion. After my items were delivered, they…

  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis is a rare disorder in which many polyps form in the colon and will turn to cancer if not treated. #FamilialAdenomatousPolyposis #FAP #Polyp #ColonCancer

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Familial Adenomatous Polyposis

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. In the last edition of Chronic Illness Spotlight, we learned about Arnold Chiari Malformation. In today’s edition we will learn about Familial Adenomatous Polyposis and will feature Jenny Jones What is Familial Adenomatous Polyposis? According the the U.S. Library of Medicine, “Familial Adenomatous Polyposis (FAP) is an inherited disorder characterized by cancer of the large intestine (colon) and rectum.” A person with Familial Adenomatous Polyposis can have hundreds of polyps in their colon and is usually present in the teenage years. If not treated, these polyps…

  • The Wall is that place at the end of your energy. It is something that you never want to crash in to. Here are some ways to avoid the crash! #ChronicIllness #Energy

    What Does Your Wall Look Like?

    What is a wall? It is that ugly thing at the end of your energy. You do not have to have a chronic illness to have one because no one has endless amounts of energy. Sometimes getting ready for the day (showering, brushing hair and teeth, getting dressed, etc.) slams me right into it. Then there are days that I actually have enough energy left to get out of the house. And yes, some days I wake up and I am mere inches from that wall.

  • When you have Chronic Pain, some days are just hard to get through. These are some things that I just to make my worst pain days a little better. #ProductReviews #ChronicPain #Migraine #PainRelief

    Products I Use on my Worst Pain Days

    My life with Chronic Migraine comes with many ups and downs. I have a Migraine attack almost everyday and this brings with it the need for comfort. Whether it be my favorite blanket or something soothing to listen to, there are several products that make my worst pain days seem bearable. This isn’t the kind of information I want to keep to myself. I want to share these and I hope that you find these things as useful as I have. I also hope that you also find some relief on your worst pain days.

  • Arnold Chiari Malformation is a condition in which brain tissue extends into your spinal canal. #ChiariMalformation #Chiari #ChronicIllness #NeurologicalDisorder

    Chronic Illness Spotlight: Arnold Chiari Malformation

    Chronic Illness Spotlight is a series in which different illnesses are highlighted and a Chronic Illness Warrior that lives with the illness is featured. In the last edition of Chronic Illness Spotlight, we learned about Crohn’s Disease. In today’s edition we will learn about Arnold Chiari Malformation and will feature Zosha Faith.

  • To set yourself on fire is a metaphor for sacrificing yourself or to diminish your self worth for the sake of others. #MentalHealth #PeoplePleaser #SelfEsteem #ToxicRelationships

    Stop Setting Yourself on Fire!

    Have you ever come across a quote and have it stick in your mind? That recently happened to me and I couldn’t stop thinking about its meaning and life application. For days, I contemplated this quote and its meaning. What does it even mean to set yourself on fire?