Last week, I finally received my Social Security Disability decision from the ALJ who I testified in front of - he gave me a fully favorable decision! I feel like a weight has been lifted! My advice to anyone who is going … [Read more...] about The Wait Is Over!
First, if you are chronically ill and reading this, just the word "chores" is probably making you tired! Don't fret - I have a tip to share that works for me in helping me get things done! I can no longer clean my entire … [Read more...] about Accomplishing Chores – How To Get It Done
People will often ask me how I get through each day with these illnesses. It has taken me a long time to learn how to cope, but I am finally getting it I believe! Of course, I am human and I have days where I will feel … [Read more...] about Getting Through Each Day
My SIL, who lives very close to me, has a swimming pool and I have found that the water is very soothing and eases the pain in my lower back, hips, knees, shoulders, and neck. It is also good exercise to walk around in the … [Read more...] about Water Therapy!
you would not be sick! How many times have we heard this? Why is it that people assume that because you are ill, you have a negative attitude toward life and that you are making yourself sick? I don't get it. I know that … [Read more...] about If Only You Had A Positive Attitude…
I know for me, even though I am sick, I still get bored. I will have days where I do not feel well enough to do much of anything, yet I am still bored. I know that probably doesn't make any sense. This week has been a … [Read more...] about Are You Bored?
Well, it has been over two months since my Administrative Law Judge Hearing for SSDI and still, nothing. I called SSA this morning and a decision has still not been made. I started through the disability maze back in … [Read more...] about Grueling Disability Process
Many of us with chronic illnesses have had to either cut back hours at work or completely give up our careers altogether. In doing so, I have had to learn how to really budget our money. It has been hard for me because I … [Read more...] about Budgeting Your Money
If you have a chronic illness, and illnesses like CFIDS, Fibromyalgia and IC Disease, you have probably heard this a lot from people - "You don't look sick!" But what does "sick" really look like? What is the image of … [Read more...] about You Don’t Look Sick!
I found this poem by Dr. Charles Stanley posted on a FM and CFIDS support site and thought it was just beautiful...and very fitting... Because He is risen... When I awake in the morning, I awake in the presence of … [Read more...] about Poem of Inspiration For Today…