I deal with 14 invisible illnesses every day. If you saw me on the street, I wouldn't look sick. I wouldn't look disabled. My illnesses are internal. Because of this, I often deal with the fear that I won't be believed when I call in sick to work or cancel plans. In my past, there… Continue reading Being Invisibly Ill
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
So it's the last day of 2017, and what a year it's been. Both in our world and in my personal life. I started out 2017 in the hospital for an overdose on one of my medications that was the result of psychosis and a loss of control over my body. So naturally, the only… Continue reading Reflecting on 2017
I'm back! I apologize for being so inactive on this site lately, but now that my book is in the editing process, I have time to dedicate to the blog again! TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about SELF-HARM and SUICIDAL THOUGHTS/ ATTEMPTS which may be triggering to those who struggle with… Continue reading Self-Harm Breakthrough
Exposures are a type of therapy exercise that I learned when I was staying at Rogers Memorial Hospital for my residential stay. They're designed to help lessen your anxious reaction to everyday situations because unfortunately, simply telling yourself not to be scared simply doesn't work. When I was at Rogers, I hated doing my exposures. Not… Continue reading What is an Exposure?