Coping, General

“I’m Sorry, I Can’t”

One of the most frustrating thing with chronic illness is making plans. For me, I know I need to make plans or else I will never leave my room but I also know there's a good chance those plans will have to be modified or cancelled. Contrary to popular belief, it's not because I don't… Continue reading “I’m Sorry, I Can’t”

Coping, General

“I’m Tired”

It means I'm exhausted. I physically and mentally can't do anything anymore. The thought of moving a limb or even blinking seems impossible. It means I'm in so much pain (mentally, physically, sometimes both) that I no longer feel like I can continue living life. I can't cover up the pain anymore or control it.… Continue reading “I’m Tired”

faith, Motivation/Inspo

Living Life

John 10:10 "A thief comes only to steal and slaughter and destroy; I came so that they might have life and have it more abundantly." Living abundantly is a major theme in the Bible and it has been one that I have struggled with as a chronic illness sufferer. Truly "living life" is hard work!… Continue reading Living Life

Motivation/Inspo

Life isn’t fair, it sucks, and it’s messy.

We don’t realize it until it’s us, until it is our own lives that are falling, “apart.” Or how I like to look at it now, “falling into place.” For me, it was 6th grade. All my friends from elementary school had left me so I was faced with a new school and no friends… Continue reading Life isn’t fair, it sucks, and it’s messy.

Coping, General

30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge: Day 21 

What networks or websites have you used for support or information about your illness? Brooke- When it came down to wanting to find handouts to give to school, family members, etc we found this website called dynakids which very easily explains my illness. There is a tab on it written for schools/teachers to understand what… Continue reading 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge: Day 21 

General

30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge: Day 12

Briefly explain to a healthy person what it's like to live with the illness. Megan- Since for me I have had chronic migraine the longest I'm going to explain that to you. So imagine a normal headache then add in someone pounding on your head and a knife stabbing it. Along with that your eyesight… Continue reading 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge: Day 12