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
Learning to enjoy life with a Disability
I haven't written an article in quite some time. I'll be honest, I've been grappling with something since I won my disability case. After the initial feelings of overwhelming relief started to wear off, I realized that I could now fully accept my status as a disabled individual and move on with my life. With … Continue reading Learning to enjoy life with a Disability
Boycott The Mighty
Up until now, there were no sponsored posts or advertisements that made them any money off of my stories. Now it looks like that is changing, and I feel betrayed.
Setting goals for 2019
It may seem a little silly for someone who struggles with a disability to "set goals". I think that for the most part, society expects disabled individuals to just sit at home and do nothing. They can't work. They can't do the same things neurotypical folks can do, so why would they focus on setting … Continue reading Setting goals for 2019
Breakdown and a Revelation
I recently came to a revelation. I have known for a long time now that I am disabled, and because of this, I am unable to work. I tried to work twice, and both times, I had to quit because of my poor health. The second time, I wound up in the hospital and I … Continue reading Breakdown and a Revelation
Why I choose to fight ignorance with patience
I've been a chronic illness advocate for quite a while now, and along the way I have encountered a wide variety of folks from all different backgrounds and levels of understanding about what it's like to be chronically ill or to live with a disability. Along the way, I have made connections with other chronic … Continue reading Why I choose to fight ignorance with patience
It has been an awesome day, and that sucks.
This is a throwback to an older article I wrote, titled "The guilt of feeling well". I wrote that a long while back, yet the topic is still quite relevant to me. Today, I had a really great day, energy-wise. I did so much, and as I sit here writing this, I still feel vital … Continue reading It has been an awesome day, and that sucks.
A quick rundown of my diagnoses / disabilities
Septo-Optic Dysplasia (SOD) Which caused: - Panhypopituitarism (PHP) I'm being treated for the following deficiencies caused by PHP: -Hypothyroidism-Hypogonadism-Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency-Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency - Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Causing partial blindness due to: -Bitemporal Hemianopsia (complete loss of peripheral vision)-Double Nystagmus (which moves at different speeds at different directions)-Overall low vision - Absence of Septum Pellucidum Here are … Continue reading A quick rundown of my diagnoses / disabilities
“Group Therapy” Streams Coming Soon
I'm going to be hosting a weekly "group therapy" stream on my Twitch Channel. This will be a time for us to get together and be open about the things we are dealing with in regards to some usually taboo topics, such as addiction, mental illness, and disabilities (visible or otherwise). We're going to hang … Continue reading “Group Therapy” Streams Coming Soon
Let’s talk about clinical depression.
CONTENT WARNING; Heads up. I'm about to discuss some heavy stuff in this article, namely disability, depression, and suicidal thoughts. I am not at risk of self harm now, but I'm finally ready to discuss my fight with clinical depression. If you would rather not read about that, this is not the article for you. … Continue reading Let’s talk about clinical depression.