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”
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”
About two and a half years ago I found myself at a LifeTeen (youth group) lock-in at my church. Before this point I had never been able to stay overnight at any activities because of my anxiety. This night I wanted to be different though but as everyone started getting ready for bed, I felt… Continue reading Locked-In Throwback
This post ties in with my previous post titled, Living Life. Often times I find myself thinking, "what will I do when things end?" "What will I do after college? What will I do after this appointment? What will I do after hanging out with this friend?" Instead of focusing on the moment, the here and… Continue reading What Will You Do When It Ends?
Just a pic of me because I actually got dressed today in semi-normal clothes, did my hair, and make-up 🙂 Two weeks post-op and I'm finally feeling fine! Two weeks ago I had a left hip arthroscopy to repair a labral tear and fix my femoral acetabular impingement. The recovery involves 4-6 weeks of crutches… Continue reading Finally Feeling Fine
Why do I still have to deal with all this hurting and all this pain? Physically I'm beat up...I have a migraine, my fibromyalgia is acting up, and my hip continues to give me issues. Mentally I'm broken. Last night I realized I have dug myself yet another hole and I'm stuck. I'm depressed. Every… Continue reading Why?
And finally...starting at your toes and working up to your head, name each part of your body and how your illness has affected it, followed by something you like about that part of your body. Megan- Toes, Feet, Ankles: firbomyalgia makes them always sore and wearing shoes extremely hard at times. Legs, Knees: always sore… Continue reading 30 Day Chronic Illness Challenge: Day 30