Tag: depression

Going through the motions

How COVID-19 impacts my mental health: the lengths I’ve had to take physically have subsequently played a large role in the level of positivity and negativity of my mental health as well.

Dear Pain…

A sort of love letter to pain — my gratitude to learning strength, grace, and humility.

Real Talk: The Coron-Anxiety

Getting real around here to talk about mental health and coronavirus anxiety.

An Open Letter To: ____ (The World Around Me)

I have talked a lot about this in the past. When you have chronic illnesses, the difference between visible and invisible illnesses becomes a large part of your interactions with the world around you. It’s a conundrum because you want people to understand what you’re going through, yet you also don’t want it to be the first thing people notice about you.

A Health Update: Off Meds

It’s been a long time since I’ve written a true health update here. However, while a great deal has happened, there are still no answers or conclusions to share with everyone. Maybe that’s why I’ve been avoiding writing about this–I still have so many unanswered questions. But for my own benefit of recording my health status accurately, and to catch us all up to at least where we stand today, it’s important that I share what I know thus far.

Going Mental For My Mental Health: #SelfCareMvmt Part 4

Welcome to another week of the #SelfCareMvmt! This series on self-care is such an important one for chronic illness patients. It sounds counterproductive, but chronic illness patients tend to let self-care fall by the wayside, when we’re the ones who need it more than normal! I’m definitely guilty of this, so this week we’re talking about psychological and emotional self-care. If you’ve missed any of the previous posts, read week one, read week two, and read week three to get yourself caught up! Remember to follow the movement from Self Care Catalysts on social media with #SelfCareMvmt.

MedNexus: You’re Not Just A Consumer

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.  The healthcare system and industry in this country is a complicated being. We’re dealing with Pharma, Hospitals, Consumers, Doctors, other Healthcare Professionals, Insurance, Patients, Manufacturers, and more. Needless to say,… Continue Reading “MedNexus: You’re Not Just A Consumer”

A Confused Health Update

I mentioned back in October, that I was in one of the worst flares I have ever had while I was doing all of that travel and conference experience (#MedX and #TXFM). The flare continued when I got home. And added lovely symptoms of fatigue,… Continue Reading “A Confused Health Update”

We’re Getting Real Around Here

I could say a lot of reasons why I haven’t blogged in weeks. But I won’t. It just hasn’t happened. I have a lot of posts in the queue, but not much action on them. Words are stuck. There’s a lot of things going… Continue Reading “We’re Getting Real Around Here”

“You Don’t Have Cancer, But You Should Take Chemo”

This post is a little overdue.. I think I might have been procrastinating it because there are many things to update with regards to my health. So I apologize that it’s a little lengthy. As per usual, it’s one step forward, three steps back,… Continue Reading ““You Don’t Have Cancer, But You Should Take Chemo””

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