Treading Water in a Sea of Diagnoses

It's no secret I've been struggling the past 6 months with my health, and it's regrettably left me unable to write as many blog posts as I'd like. I feel like I'm treading water in the middle of the ocean without a boat in sight. So today I'm going to talk about how I've managed… Continue reading Treading Water in a Sea of Diagnoses

My Biggest Fear

As each day passes that I'm battling all my mental and chronic illnesses, the more I feel convinced that I'm never going to find a partner. Each night I sit with a cold wash cloth on my head while on the bathroom floor puking my guts out, the only question in my mind is "why… Continue reading My Biggest Fear

How 1 Band Helped Form My Recovery

I see the light that I'm chasing A memory, but it's fading When it's gone I'll be waiting Knowing it's too late There's no sugarcoating it: recovery is hell. It's not easy to make a complete lifestyle change and fight against actual chemical imbalances in your brain every second of every day. Even living in a… Continue reading How 1 Band Helped Form My Recovery

Reflecting On Rogers Memorial Hospital

5/23/17... a year ago today I arrived home after a 2-month residential stay at Rogers Memorial Hospital. It may have only been 2 months, but there was a long road that led me there, and a lifetime of memories to treasure afterward. My first mental health diagnosis (Borderline Personality Disorder) came about because I went to… Continue reading Reflecting On Rogers Memorial Hospital

Greiving a Diagnosis

Receiving a diagnosis of any kind can be devastating to a person's life. It's perfectly normal to need to grieve a diagnosis. Getting diagnosed can mean extra treatment, new medication, hospital stays, lifestyle changes, and more. It can put a strain on even the strongest of relationships. A diagnosis can also leave a lot of unknowns… Continue reading Greiving a Diagnosis

I’m My Own Bestie

You read that right, I'm my own best friend. The concept might be foreign to some of you, and that's okay. It was to me too until I was admitted to Janesville Mercy Health's psych ward back in August of 2015. During the admission process, there are a handful of standard questions, like "what brought… Continue reading I’m My Own Bestie