Learning to Love My Life with Disabilities

At age 22 my life is not at all what I thought it would be. I now own a seemingly excessive amount of medical equipment: 2 canes (folding and traditional), a simple walker, a rollator walker, shower chair, blood pressure cuff, 6 different types of braces (most of them in pairs for bilateral support -… Continue reading Learning to Love My Life with Disabilities

Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson, and the BPD Stigma

I need to start off by saying that I know it's not my job to make assumptions about people's personal lives. It's not my place to speak about somebody's personal life as if I am intimately familiar with it. But when somebody's life choices may impact my own life, I feel that I can speak… Continue reading Ariana Grande, Pete Davidson, and the BPD Stigma

A New Chronic Illness

Hey everyone! I apologize for the month-long wait. I was diagnosed with a new chronic illness last month and I've had to direct all my energy into staying afloat. So that's what I'm choosing to write about today. I was diagnosed with gastroparesis. Basically, my stomach is paralyzed. It doesn't work anymore. I lost a… Continue reading A New Chronic Illness

A Note on Suicide Awareness Month

I think it's awesome that social media is using it's viralness to spread awareness on suicide. It's a step in the right direction when it comes to ungluing the stigma and helping those of us with mental illness feel heard and understood. But I would be lying if I said this month is easy for… Continue reading A Note on Suicide Awareness Month

Dear Patient Relations – An Open Letter

This weekend I wrote a letter of complaint to the patient relations at my hospital. Being an advocate on my blog and Instagram can only get you so far. I took the courageous action to share my story with the people who will hopefully really help me make a difference. And it's only right that… Continue reading Dear Patient Relations – An Open Letter

Goodnight Brain, Hello Pain

Not a day goes by where I don't dread the night. It's difficult to find the light when even the room around me is dark. I put off sleeping as long as possible, sometimes even for days a time. I have an extreme dislike for almost everything associated with bedtime. I really struggle with taking… Continue reading Goodnight Brain, Hello Pain