Health · Lists

10 Insane (But True!) Things About Chronic Illness

It's almost the weekend readers!  So here is an easy and (hopefully) interesting read for you about some strange and hilarious facts about chronic illness! A lot of chronic illnesses come with the symptom of fatigue, which is much more than "being tired".   But if fatigue is not managed as much as possible, it can… Continue reading 10 Insane (But True!) Things About Chronic Illness

Interstitial Cystitis · Lists

20 Things Not to Say to Someone with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

The final article in this series of lists looks at the things people tend to say inappropriately when people reveal they've got the bladder condition Interstitial Cystitis.  For more information about that disease, click this link. If you've made your way through all 5 of these articles, then not only am I super pleased but… Continue reading 20 Things Not to Say to Someone with Interstitial Cystitis/Bladder Pain Syndrome

Lists · M.E./CFS

20 Things Not to Say to People with M.E./CFS

M.E./CFS (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - see here ) already has a lot of stigma and judgement surrounding it, so it's no wonder people often make comments or suggestions that make us want to pull our hair out.  And they are probably things you've heard over and over again, and still no one seems to get it.… Continue reading 20 Things Not to Say to People with M.E./CFS

Health · Lists · Pain

20 Things Not to Say to People With Chronic Pain

You're in for a treat this Saturday - this is second installment in a series that list the things (often inappropriate, always frustrating!) people say to those with chronic illnesses.  This one is focusing on chronic pain, and all those sayings that get right under our skin! So get yourself comfy and prepare a good… Continue reading 20 Things Not to Say to People With Chronic Pain

Health · Lists

20 Things Not to Say To People with Chronic and/or Invisible Illness

Prepare your eyes for the rolling, your lungs for all the sighing and mouth for the comebacks - it's the list of 20 things not to say to people with chronic illness! You don't even look sick. But you're going to get better, right? But you've had surgery - aren't you cured now? Oh yeah,… Continue reading 20 Things Not to Say To People with Chronic and/or Invisible Illness