• Sometimes Family Gatherings during the Holidays do not go as smooth as they should. If you have a Chronic Illness the hard conversations inevitably will come. Here are 5 of the more common ones and how to avoid the. - #Christmas #ChronicIllness

    5 Hard Conversations to Avoid During the Holidays

    Everyone has that one person at their holiday gatherings that has no tact or asks rude questions. This is probably even more noticeable to people that have a chronic illness. We are used to having  hard conversations with those relatives that just don’t know how to keep their opinions to…

  • 10 Gifts to Give Someone with Chronic Illness - Gifts that will pamper and help someone with chronic illness. This list includes blankets, massagers and more! #giftguide #Christmas

    10 Thoughtful Gifts for Someone with Chronic Illness

    Chances are, there is someone on your list that has a Chronic Illness. You probably would like to give them something that will offer some them some comfort or that will be useful.  Here are some thoughtful gifts for someone with chronic illness that any “spoonie” will love. These gifts…

  • October Link Up Party with A Chronic Voice - #Budgeting #Slowing #Escaping #writingprompts #chronicillness #blogtober

    October Link Up with A Chronic Voice

    My how time does fly by! It is already October and this is my 3rd month taking part in the Link Up Party at A Chronic Voice. I enjoy this Link Up because it includes writing prompts and that makes it a challenge.  The October Link Up prompts look particularly…

  • Use these tips to pamper yourself on days that you don't feel well. - #chronicillness #selfcare #pampering #pamper

    4 Ways to Pamper Yourself When You Don’t Feel Well

    Why Pamper Yourself? As I am writing this, Hurricane Florence has been pounding the North Carolina coast for 24 hours and is starting to slowly start her journey south toward me. All of the models show very little likelihood that it will make it here and for that I am…

  • Why I Hesitate to use my Mobility Devices - #disability #mobility #wheelchair #chronicillness

    Why I Hesitate to Use My Mobility Devices

    Over the past couple of years, my ability to walk long distances had decreased drastically. Very little activity will leave me exhausted and sweating profusely. I made a decision to get two different types of mobility devices so I can get out of the house for longer periods of time.…

  • Airline Regulations for Traveling with Medications

    Airline Regulations for Traveling with Medications

    In a few weeks, my husband and I are traveling to Washington, DC for a vacation. I am so excited about this trip and I am busy planning and making sure that I have the things I will need. Traveling with Hemiplegic Migraine has its challenges. I have no clue…

  • The Healing is in the Journey #healing #ChristIanLiving #faith #chronicillness #prayer #thefrozenmind

    The Healing is in the Journey

    But Why Isn’t God Just Healing Me? Many people have been praying for my healing for several years. It is easy to find doubt in those seemingly unanswered prayers. The Bible does state in Matthew 7:7 to, “ask and it shall be given unto you…” so it is difficult to…

  • It was a win because the team won and because I made it through the entire game. It was a defeat because doing so pushed my body well beyond its limits. - #boundaries #health #chronicillness #hemiplegicmigraine #football

    When a Win Feels Like a Defeat

    Last Friday night, my step-grandson was playing in the first varsity football 🏈 game of the season. I really wanted to go because I had missed the entire season last year. I wanted to see him help his team get the win! Right from the start, I knew this was…