I am addressing this letter to each person in my life who does not personally suffer from chronic illness, but does suffer from the effects of mine. You cannot begin to understand the amount of guilt I carry because I have imposed on your life in ways that are not fair to any of you.… Continue reading An Open Letter To Everyone Who Suffers from my Chronic Illnesses
If you know me at all, then you are well aware that I am pretty much able to cry on command. With that said, it’s obvious that I definitely have more of an emotional type of personality, and inevitably, over the years, I have shed countless tears for a multitude of reasons. Crying is a… Continue reading Are you wasting your tears?
My current physical status can be summarized in one word- Pain. Intense, debilitating pain. I’m confined to my couch, fighting a war against my body that decided that today was a perfect day for a horrible Fibromyalgia flare up and possible kidney infection (I have a doctor’s appointment tomorrow to confirm my suspicions of the… Continue reading When Your Chronic Illness Flares and Doesn’t Ask Your Permission