Honoring a Special Anniversary

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I know that I have been absent from here for awhile. This past month has been extremely difficult on my health. I have been in so much pain and fatigue that I cannot find the words to describe it. When you live your entire life online, it is absolutely heart wrenching to be too sick to interact or engage. I am in too much pain to describe what is going on, but please know that I haven’t abandoned you. I’m doing my best to just get through each day. I wanted to give a bit of insight as to one of the reason’s why this month has been particularly hard for me. All I ask is that you would stay by my side if you can. I’m not sure when I will be feeling up to posting and doing other things like I normally do. Any and all thoughts and prayers will be so much appreciated. Thank you! Continue reading

My Crazy Self-Love Challenge

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How often do we put an important focus to our well being? In this day and age where productivity means more than taking care of yourself, self love often falls to the wayside. Especially with one who has chronic illnesses, mental illnesses, and disabilities; taking the time out of the day to participate in self care seems frivolous. However, we often fail to realize that self care is vital in being able to continue progressing through each day. Continue reading

July’s Chronic Illness Linkup 2019

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That time of the month is here again! Wow, I feel like I just participated in June’s Chronic Illness Linkup. This year is going by fast! Just to review, Sheryl Chan from ‘A Chronic Voice’ hosts these monthly linkup parties. She comes up with different topics each month to write about and we interpret them however we please. This month’s topics are justifying, starting, analyzing, concluding, and planning. The rules are down below for anyone interested in joining. Let’s get started! Continue reading

Playing the Waiting Game

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As someone who has never “officially” worked before in their life, getting monetary help from the government proves to be very difficult. I fell ill when I had recently turned 14 in 2011. This illness proved to be chronic and condition after condition piled onto my diagnoses chart. I am housebound and have continued to have gotten worse since the day I began to acquire those illnesses. In the government’s eyes, a person who has never worked, did not go to college, and who is not actively trying to get a job is trying to cheat the system. Continue reading

73 Questions About Me: A Vogue Parody

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I had the honor of being nominated for this fun challenge by my best blogging friend, Bethany from ‘The Hidden Truths of a Disabled Girl. The challenge is a Vogue Magazine parody that is currently trending in the blogger-sphere right now (I haven’t heard of it until this nomination). Shows you how much I keep up with the times! This post is quite a fun thing to do and pretty convenient as well since I was planning on doing a more in depth post about myself anyways. I think I will even link this to my ‘About Me‘ page as a fun get to know me post. Thank you so much Bethany! Continue reading

Listening to my Body: An Update

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You have probably noticed that my blogging schedule has been quite a bit off recently. I wanted to address that in this post. The summer season is the worst season out of the year for me. So as we are reaching the 80’s (Fahrenheit) where I live, my heart is having a very difficult time. You may know that I have several conditions that prevent my body from regulating it’s own temperature. Continue reading

Anxiety and PTSD: Connected?

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Did you know that PTSD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder are closely related? For example, “studies have shown that about 17 percent of people who have or have previously had PTSD experience GAD as well” (HHOsupport). What is the connection? Well, there are several overlapping symptoms between each condition that makes it difficult to determine which one you are experiencing. Continue reading

June’s Chronic Illness Linkup

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It’s that time of the month again! I’m joining June’s Linkup for chronic illness. If you are new, let me explain what this linkup is. Each month, Sheryl Chan from A Chronic Voice, picks 5 topics to write about. The topics for this month are repeating, wondering, turning, getting, and desiring. You don’t have to write a lot about each topic, just a paragraph or two will do. Let’s review the rules for anyone here that’s new. Continue reading

Panicking, but Where’s the Disco?

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Panic attacks, you either love them or hate them. Who am I kidding, we all dislike panic attacks. The sudden intensity and feeling of your heart racing. You feel like you have been stuck in an epic Marvel fight scene, without the ability to move, breathe, or fight back. Am I having a heart attack, because surely I am dying!? Continue reading

California Teacher Forced to Pay Substitute Because of Cancer

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In California, the law mandates that teachers pay substitutes out of their own salaries when on extended leave. This is the case right now for an unidentified teacher who is currently battling breast cancer. She is liable to have a max of $246 taken out each day. This teacher works for the San Francisco Unified School District, teaching second grade at Glen Park Elementary. Teachers in California are allowed only ten sick days per year, then every day after that comes out of their own paychecks. Continue reading