By Kirstie - It’s just what it sounds like, the little quirks you hear whispered about you or someone else just because you’re a little bit different. These are the intrusive words that are told to disabled individuals and many others living with an invisible illness. The words that stick with and haunt some of us … Continue reading Pet Peeves of The Disabled Community.
By Jennifer - Planning to travel when you have a chronic illness requires you to pay close attention to details that others take for granted. Even though it may be difficult, sometimes you have to put aside your fears and anxiety and just go for it. Life is too short to let time slip away … Continue reading Planning to Travel When you Have a Chronic Illness
By Laura - Caregivers are the people that pick us up when we’re at our lowest. They are the people we turn to in a pinch and arrive at our doorstep in a heartbeat. They are the friends and family we can call at 3am when our symptoms are keeping us wide awake and we … Continue reading An Open Letter to Our Caregivers
By Liza - Life would be so much easier for those of us in the chronic pain community if our invisible illness showed up like a thought bubble over the top of our head. You would be heading into work, driving on the freeway and you could see to the left of you, a gentleman … Continue reading Hidden in Plain Sight
By Wanda - There are few things you need to know when talking migraines and disability. First, either you, or someone you know suffers from migraine—and no, not just because you are reading this blog. According to NIH and a 2015 study, migraine effects roughly 1 out of every 6 Americans, and 1 in 5 … Continue reading Migraine & Disability: A Battle Fought Round the World
By Jeannette - My trip to Headache On The Hill 2018 brought about a surprising learning experience that ushered in a bit of necessary reflection, regarding my hesitation to ask for and accept help. I did not realize until after I received my acceptance to attend Headache On The Hill the extensive amount of walking … Continue reading Getting Over the Hill: Accepting a Mobility Aid