Do Not Give Up the Fight!

I go to bed in pain. I wake up in pain. I try my hardest not to take the pain meds. They don’t seem to do anything but add to the constant brain fog and chaos in my mind. How did this happen to me? Why did this happen to me? How is it one’s…

Counting Spoons

We have our own lingo in the chronic illness world; Zebras, Dazzle, Bendy, Spoonies. This jargon communicates the most common obstacles and triumphs of living with an invisible illness. So just what does it all mean? Well, as usual, there’s always a little story behind it. When I became chronically ill, I couldn’t explain how…

My Hypermobility

Some of the ways I can bend my body could be and have been considered party tricks to many people. I can bend my thumb back so it touches my forearm; my legs bend backwards; I can turn my head so far around without moving my body, and look behind me, like an owl; I…