Chronic Illness, Support Network

Why Helping Others Is The Best Drug For Chronic Illness

Recently I had three friends reach out to me at the same time for help. A friend of theirs went through hell and back due to a major surgical complication, and they thought of me. I wonder why? I have no experience when it comes to surgery. I kid I kid. In fact, I'd call… Continue reading Why Helping Others Is The Best Drug For Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness, Mindset, Routines & Structure

Tools That I Use To Manage My Chronic Illness – 4 Minute Read

We all have days that don't go as planned. Our bodies or minds don't cooperate which makes is hard to stay on top of the tasks at hand. I've always found that following a pattern and using the resources around me allowed me to sometimes still make some sort of progress even on the bad… Continue reading Tools That I Use To Manage My Chronic Illness – 4 Minute Read

Chronic Illness, Routines & Structure, Uncategorized

Winners Never Quit Isn’t True When Living With A Chronic Illness

Being a winner with chronic illness isn’t an easy task, yet it’s something that many people think should be the case when looking at those who are battling a disease. They say things like “It’s mind of matter” or “Have you tried (insert something ridiculous here)?” Meanwhile they don’t know the reality of fighting every… Continue reading Winners Never Quit Isn’t True When Living With A Chronic Illness

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Why I Advocate For Myself And Others

You're at your doctors office one day after getting some blood work and tests done. After getting invited back to his/her office, you sit nervously waiting for him/her to walk in and give you news. And at this point any news would be good. You just want some clarification on what is going on in… Continue reading Why I Advocate For Myself And Others

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Why I Started A Personal Blog

For years now I have been blogging for various websites including HealthCentral, my charity the Intense Intestines Foundation, and my patient productivity project Chronically Better You. Yet for some reason I have never created my own blog to share personal stories, advocacy efforts, helping other patients, the knowledge I have inside me that might help… Continue reading Why I Started A Personal Blog