Confessions of a Chronically Ill Blogger

So Grateful In 2017

So Grateful in 2017
If you live in the United States, you probably just finished a few days worth of visiting with family & friends and filling up with yummy food. I hope you had a wonderful time! This time of year, as we close in on the holidays, it is common to find yourself thinking about what you are grateful for in your life. 2017 was full of changes and realizations for me. I wouldn't change any of it, but what am I most grateful for? This Blog More accurately, I'm so glad I
Confessions of a Chronically Ill Blogger

Lessons I’ve Learned From Having A Chronic Illness

Lessons I've Learned From Having A Chronic Illness
It would be easy to think there is only loss when it comes to chronic illness. At first the losses are all you can focus on actually, but after some time it becomes possible to see what you have gained. I wanted to share my list of things I've learned from having a chronic illness. Acceptance When it comes to chronic illness, you don't get to do much choosing. You don't choose your illness. Your illness chooses your symptoms and severity. Many times you don't even get to choose your doctor
Confessions of a Chronically Ill Blogger

Brain Fog, Fatigue, and Pain: Confessions of a Chronically Ill Blogger

Brain Fog, Fatigue, and Pain: Confessions of a Chronically Ill Blogger
I've decided to start a monthly series here on Flawed, Messy Life. It's called Confessions of a Chronically Ill Blogger, and I'll share some of the challenges I face and how I deal with them. I'd like the share my journey of making my dream come true with all of you.   I've mentioned before that I have fibromyalgia, inflammatory arthritis, dysautonomia, depression and anxiety (generalized and social). Today I want to discuss how these affect me as a blogger. Since they have many overlapping symptoms that are the main issues,