My Chronic Illness Journey

A Patient’s Perspective: What I’ve Learned The challenge of living with chronic illness is one that is not apparent to the outside world. Being sick is like being on a roller coaster — one minute you are feeling well and in good spirits, and the next, you feel sick and doubtful. It is an exhausting…

My Story: Waging a War Against Self-Pity

  Because I am an advocate, people often ask me if I went through the emotional tribulations that come with living with chronic illness and pain. They see someone who appears confident, someone who sees the glass half full rather than half empty. For the most part, that’s true. But have I ever felt sorry…

Chronic Illness: The Don’ts of My Successful Journey

  You would think writing about my journey with chronic illness would be easy. After all, who else would know my journey and the struggles that came with being sick better than me? But it was not until I sat down to put the words on paper that I realized that journey was a chaotic…

Moving Past the “Why Me?” Question

When you live with a chronic illness and all its related discomforts, “Why me?” is a question you ask often. Being sick is a personal thing, especially when it feels like you are being punished. If we feel pain and we feel as if we are suffering, then we ask this question. But we don’t…

Sail Through Winter Without Fibromyalgia Pain

Try These 8 Doctor-Recommended Strategies By Diana Price, Special to Lifescript Published January 28, 2016 Reviewed by Edward C. Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical Officer   When temperatures drop and stress levels rise, many women with fibromyalgia experience painful “flares.” Luckily, a few key strategies can help you sail through winter with greater ease… Winter…

10 Ways to Live Well Despite Chronic Illness

Living with chronic illness deeply impacts people and doesn’t leave any area of life untouched. At times, your life may be turned upside down, and coping may seem difficult. But life with chronic illness can still be satisfying. The most effective way to manage and reduce the impact of illness is to focus on ways…