Why We Need Genetic Research: History (Part 1)

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We are going to explore the importance of genetic research in this series. Many diseases are genetically inherited or formed from faulty genes. I have a special interest in the field of genetic research as several of my diagnoses are genetically based. Continue reading

When Anxiety and Excitement Collide

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Isn’t it just great when you get some exciting news, but it throws you into a panic attack? Ahh, while I just sit here sipping my non-existent cup of coffee, I’m just appreciating my deep love for anxiety. In case that wasn’t clear, that was sarcasm. Continue reading

My Life Is Not A Movie

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There have been several movies that have come out in the recent years that highlight an illness in some way. The problem is, that it is a movie. If I am honest, nobody wants to go to the movies and watch scenes where I have broken down, am feeling suicidal because of the pain that nobody knows how to treat, and the countless days I just spend on the couch. Continue reading

The Dilemma in Leaving the House: Poll Results

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What hinders you the most in being able to leave the house? The answer I received on this poll was pain and anxiety. As we explored in my “The Missing Link?” blog post, anxiety has a huge affect on chronic illness and pain. It is difficult to leave the house in pain and it is hard to go out when you are anxious. When they are both combined, now that is a doozy of a problem to deal with. Continue reading

Pole Vaulting Over Ethical Boundaries with Dr. Phil

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Apparently people are not allowed to date, marry, or even be with a person with a different ability level than them. According to a recent Dr. Phil episode titled “I Swiped Right on My Quadriplegic Boyfriend,” the famous “therapist” starts off asking the couple featured, in whom the woman was able-bodied, questions. Dr. Phil slams her with the thought of why she a,”young, single, attractive female” Continue reading

Dodging Minefields in Church

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“Are you coming next Sunday?” another well-minded person asks again, like they did the week before. I politely explain how early mornings are hard for me with my chronic illness, like I did last week. This is the situation I have found myself in time and time again at church. Continue reading

Buying My Disability

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A huge cheating ring was busted two days ago by the Federal Authorities in what is being called the biggest College Admissions Scam to ever be prosecuted. The ones caught cheating were not students, no, they were indeed the rich parents who are accused of bribing over $25 million to different to different coaches, proctors, and through college donations. If this is not bad enough, through the investigation, it is being found out that parents were telling their kids to lie so they could recieve disability benefits for testing purposes. Continue reading

The Missing Link?

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Chronic Illness and Anxiety are known to go hand in hand with eachother. I can understand that anxiety follows chronic illness as a reaction to dealing with the sudden change of lifestyle, as I personally deal with this. However, what about when anxiety is a precursor to falling chronically ill? Continue reading

The hardest part of going out (Poll)

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Hey everyone! I am putting out a poll that will be open for a week about what you personally find is the most difficult part of going out of the house. Please take part in it as I would like to address the answers in a future post. Hope you are having a low pain day my Unimaginables!

The Start of a New Journey

I have decided to start a blog! That should be obvious by now, since you are on my blog, but it is a huge step for me. I decided to call this blog The Chronically Unimaginable, Continue reading