I’m an artist. Not a professional, by any means. I lack confidence in my own work, which I’m sure is a common trope amongst creative types. About four years ago, my local art gallery asked for submissions for a regional art exhibit. I had just made a really poignant piece detailing life with a chronic … Continue reading Fond Memory of an Anxious Moment
VR Spoonies Chronic Illness & Disability Support Group Celebrates 3rd Anniversary
Three years ago today, I hosted the very first meeting for what is now a really tight-knit, wonderful community of folks with a wide variety of conditions which impact day-to-day functionality.
Chronic Illness: What I’ve learned, un-learned, and am still learning
Visually impaired like me? I've got you- here's the audio recording of this article: https://soundcloud.com/sunny-ammerman/article-transcription-chronic-illness-what-ive-learned-un-learned-and-am-still-learning?si=893062727ce244f3a04e038368c94561&utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing It's been such a long time, but I'm back! I really miss blogging. I think it's time I made it a habit again. A lot has happened since I was last posting actively here. I'll try my best to keep … Continue reading Chronic Illness: What I’ve learned, un-learned, and am still learning
What PE taught me about my Rare Disease
https://soundcloud.com/sunny-ammerman/what-pe-taught-me-about-my-rare-disease I had originally planned for this article to be about my history of failing Physical Education (PE) classes. I suspected that because I was not properly educated on the health issues caused by my rare disease at the time, and had an inability to exercise like my peers, that this had a negative impact … Continue reading What PE taught me about my Rare Disease
Site Changes and Life Updates
It's been quite a while since I've published a new article here! There are many reasons for that, from a long period of extended illness (which seems to be getting under control now thanks to a change in my treatment) to sudden and very exciting new life changes that I am eager to share with … Continue reading Site Changes and Life Updates
5 tips for keeping good mental health while stuck at home (from someone who has had lots of practice)
I've got eyesight so bad I can't legally obtain a drivers license, and health so unpredictable I'm unable to work, so I've had to get used to spending a lot of time stuck at home. When states across the U.S. started ordering residents to shelter in place to flatten the curve of the rapidly growing … Continue reading 5 tips for keeping good mental health while stuck at home (from someone who has had lots of practice)
How can VR help homebound individuals?
I am hosting an event on Altspace to discuss the potential for VR to have a positive impact on the lives of people who are homebound due to health, disabilities, or other reasons. I'll share what I have discovered regarding real technologies being developed to improve the lives of people who can't easily get out … Continue reading How can VR help homebound individuals?
Rare Disease Day 2020
February 29th, the most rare day on the calendar, is Rare Disease Day! This is an internationally recognized day dedicated to spreading awareness of the existence of rare disorders as well as an opportunity to learn about and support legislation that will help those affected by them. Every year, I host events online on the … Continue reading Rare Disease Day 2020
When chronic illness makes you gaslight yourself
When someone breaks their arm, they can easily look down and see that it's broken. Reassurance that the pain and discomfort they are feeling isn't just in their head is constantly there if they just look at their mangled limb. Yep, there's my cast. I saw the X-Ray, my arm is in really bad shape. … Continue reading When chronic illness makes you gaslight yourself
One Gamer Fund – Charity Stream Announcement
This Friday, I will be hosting a stream to promote the One Gamer Fund (OGF) charity, which is raising money in order to support organizations that make gaming a better experience for all in a multitude of different ways, including broadening accessibility and inclusivity for ALL gamers. Here are some of the charities which the … Continue reading One Gamer Fund – Charity Stream Announcement