You start off your day just fine… You’re humming along, and all the sudden you get this panic over you. For no apparent reason you are suddenly overcome with amazing fear. Dreading what’s next. Scared of what’s to come; almost as though the next door you walk through will be Michael Myers with a hatchet… Continue reading What it’s like to live inside the mind of someone who has severe acute anxiety disorder
I know this is a pretty bold question to ask, but when people are diagnosed with chronic illnesses, one of the first things they do after Googling their disease is to Google the celebrities that share their disease. I don’t know why we have this odd obsession—to have things in common with celebrities. We find… Continue reading Are Celebrities Hurting the Chronic Illness Community?
We have all heard it before; that friend, that family member, even that complete stranger who tells us to stop pitying ourselves. You know the type—the ones that tell us to move on or quit being so depressed because we’re ruining their good vibes. How about the ones that tell us our life has become… Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Never Tell a Person with Chronic Illness How to Grieve
Today was the day of yet another ENT appointment. I had been seeing an ENT for years to treat—if you can call it that—my Meniere’s disease. I was filled with dread and annoyance while sitting in the waiting room listening for my name to be called. Annoyance was because I was dizzy, nauseous, and in… Continue reading Go With Your Gut