By Wanda - Concerning Coronavirus Disease 2019-2020 (COVID-19) Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) has hit the world stage hard and fast. Since the first outbreak was seen in Wuhan, China through its current rapid spread in the United States, we have all watched the infections and death tolls rise, as well as store shelves empty of everything … Continue reading Wash Your Damn Hands: Advice from my Immunologist
By Winslow - As a former early childhood educator, I grew very familiar with the game “Red Light, Green Light.” I can remember the children in my class excitedly running throughout the gymnasium with the sounds of their little tennis shoes squeaking against the floor. The concept of the game is to run as far … Continue reading Red Light, Green Light: The Chronic Illness Game
By Krystina - Hindsight is 20/20 and sometimes it's so much easier to see things clearer once we have lived through them. When it comes to any illness, it can seem to be an impossible feat when beginning the climb towards living with your new chronic medical situation. After spending many days at war with … Continue reading 7 Pieces of Advice I Would Give My Past Self
By Lisa-Marie - Cancer patients often lose their hair. Diabetes patients usually carry insulin. Epilepsy patients have seizures. Chronic migraine patients....look healthy? One of the biggest struggles for migraineurs is that, to others, we look healthy. Appearing healthy should be taken as a compliment, but to us, it adds an extra challenge. Why, you may … Continue reading What Does “Sick” Look Like?
By Jeannette - My journey with chronic migraine began in 2007 just before my 30th birthday. I had completed my Masters in Social Work, with honors, while working in a community outpatient mental health program and had passed all my licensing exams. I had started working in another outpatient program and was clocking hours toward my … Continue reading My Story: The Journey with Chronic Pain
By Emily - Any committed relationship requires a lot of work from both parties. This isn’t a secret. Throughout a lifetime many challenges will be thrown your way and, to some extent, you can only rely on faith that your chosen partner will be there to weather the storm. But beware, there is one storm nobody … Continue reading The Impact of Chronic Illness on Relationships