Disabled employees are supposed to be protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, but we all know that as chronically ill patients, we face discrimination on the job frequently due to our health problems. I've … [Read more...] about Part 1: Americans with Disabilities Act
When one person gets CFS, Fibromyalgia or any type of illness that is chronic, it becomes a family illness. Everyone who we are close to in our lives becomes affected by our physical limitations and how the illnesses also … [Read more...] about The Pressure to Feel Well
How many of us have heard people say, or have been guilty ourselves of saying that we have too much to do right now, too much life to live and that "I'll sleep when I'm dead"? I would almost guarantee that probably just … [Read more...] about The “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead” Theory
I have just finished reading Parting the Fog: The Personal Side of Fibromyalgia/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome by Sue Jones and there was a part in the book that really struck a chord with me. It is the chapter where Sue talks … [Read more...] about Who Has Stood By You & Your Chronic Illness?
In order to stay sane, I always try to find the silver lining in the world of chronic illness. I think one of the true blessings of being sick is that it has helped me to be more empathetic towards others. I find that I can … [Read more...] about Empathy & Tough Love Comes with Chronic Illness
Disability and handicapped are two words that have come to haunt many invisible illness sufferers. In case you are reading about chronic illness for the first time and you are wondering what in the heck an "invisible … [Read more...] about Disability Myths Debunked In Invisible Illnesses & Chronic Pain
The holidays are meant to be a happy and joyous time but for many suffering from chronic illness and chronic pain, the lonliness, exhaustion and the sickness causes the depressioin to worsen and the holidays are not a fun … [Read more...] about What To Do With Those Holiday Blues…
Personality changes are common among people with chronic illness. Because of chronic pain, extreme fatigue and exhaustion and just the severity of the illnesses can take a real toll on patients mentally along with … [Read more...] about Feeling Like Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde With Chronic Illness
This week is National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week (Sept. 14 - 19) and Rest Ministries has lots of great information and events to honor the event. Watch their video above and please stop by and visit the … [Read more...] about This Is National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week
I have finally gotten with the times and have started doing You Tube videos and I would like to have your opinions as to what topics you would like to see made into a vlog or video. There are already more than enough videos … [Read more...] about Ideas For Videos: What Would You Like To See?