Tag Archives: invisible illness

An illness that has no visible signs.

Pain in the …

      Comments Off on Pain in the …
what doesn't kill you

I want to tell you that living with chronic illness my entire life has given me a grand insight into life and suffering. It hasn’t. I am not a guru; I can’t make my pain go away through positive thoughts. I can’t rely on modern medicine to always come through for me. Some medications don’t work for me; some cause… Read more »

10 Things on My Illnesses

      1 Comment on 10 Things on My Illnesses

Here are some random bits about my experience with chronic invisible illnesses. 1. I am living with fibromyalgia and complex PTSD. I was finally diagnosed with fibromyalgia in 2005. The diagnosis of complex-PTSD came in 2018. 2. I’ve had symptoms since childhood; the fibro-flare that really sent me looking for answers came in 2002. 3. The biggest adjustment I’ve had… Read more »

Thoughts

      Comments Off on Thoughts

Therapy and dealing with your past and making your mental health a priority is so much harder than pushing it down deep and trying to block it out. It is like having a full-time job where all you do is try to NOT think about it. “It’s in the past, you can’t change it, you can’t fix it.” It’s nonsense…. Read more »

Pain Dictates

      Comments Off on Pain Dictates

El dolor dicta – the pain dictates Sadly, it has become my mantra over the years. I spent so many years fighting with my body. I pushed through desperately, trying to ignore the pain. The doctor that diagnosed my Fibromyalgia gave me some advice. “This isn’t a death sentence. It will not kill you, but some days you may wish… Read more »

Embracing the Suck

      Comments Off on Embracing the Suck

Last week a woman I know said that there are people who have it worse than she does so she had no right to complain. She shouldn’t be upset – she should get over it. That triggered something in me; throughout my life, I’ve heard similar things. “There are millions of people who would love to have your life. What… Read more »