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
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
We need to stop comparing our hardships.
Support groups on social media can be an important source of comfort when you are living with a chronic health condition that affects your life in ways that normally healthy people might not be able to understand. When you are able to find a community of people who share your frustrations and offer helpful advice … Continue reading We need to stop comparing our hardships.