A lot of people, especially in the chronic illness community, talk about self-care. That's great, but I have noticed it often time involves babying oneself. On some days it is good to swaddle yourself in blankets and watch anime, but not all the time. Sometimes what we need is to give ourselves a swift kick … Continue reading Sometimes Self-Parenting Is Better Than Self-Care
I haven't updated here in so long. I don't know how often people find their way to my little corner of the internet, but I like sharing bits of my life in the hopes that someone else out there can relate or find my words helpful. On March 4th, 2019 my older sister received her … Continue reading Hi there, it’s been awhile.
It's the most dreaded season for POTSies everywhere, the time of year when it feels like we must surely be living in Satan's buttcrack; it's...SUMMER! I know a lot of people love Summer and frolicking in the sun, working on their tans clad in nothing but swimsuits. I, however, am a pale ghost lady who … Continue reading A POTSies Guide to Surviving Summer!
I got home from the conference yesterday afternoon. It was a magical weekend, getting to be around so many other people who understand what it is like living with a connective tissue disorder. I miss all my new friends already and I wish I didn't have to wait a full year for all of us … Continue reading Returning Home
Just got back from visiting my relatives in the Midwest. It went well. The flights there and back went smoothly. I had no trouble getting through security with all my medical supplies. I even brought my wheelchair and it survived the trip. I did remove all the easily removable parts on the chair like the … Continue reading Have Wheelchair, Will Travel
I haven't done any airplane travel in a year and a half. I only ever fly to go visit extended family in the Midwest, and we don't get the chance to do that super often. Well, next month I am finally going with my mom and siblings to go visit all our relatives again. Which … Continue reading Prepping for Flight
I had a good, productive day yesterday. I got out to see friends, helped out a teenager with EDS/Dysautonomia that I have been watching a few hours a week while his mom is out running errands (he is a fall risk and can't be alone), and came up with another embroidery design to work on. … Continue reading A Good Day
It isn't that stereotypical "sad and crying all the time" depressed that people without depression imagine. It's that "emotional equivalent of watching paint dry" kind of depressed where you don't enjoy all the things that you usually would and so you kind of just space out and go on autopilot through everything. Doing volunteer work … Continue reading Depressed? I guess?
*in radio advertiser voice* "Today's blog is brought to you by brain fog! It's like a Winter morning in San Francisco, but a lot less pretty..." I've been in a pain flare up for the past several weeks, which hasn't been fun, but I am coping. I started seeing a new physical therapist who is … Continue reading Ramblings/Life Update
No matter how much I improve I will always have days where I can't leave the house; sometimes not even leave my bed. I've accepted that probably won't change any time soon. I am just grateful that I can go out more than I used to and that I can drive myself. However, it is … Continue reading How I Avoid Losing My Mind When I Can’t Leave The House.