I haven’t mentioned this to you all – primarily because between working five days per week and catching up on sleep during my days off, I haven’t had time to write any blog posts – but I’m officially working a full-time job in the field that I went to school … Read the rest
I’ve been under a lot more stress than usual lately. It didn’t occur to me that it was quite as severe as it is until I visited my doctor last week and noticed that my blood pressure and heart rate, both of which I already take a prescribed medication to … Read the rest
This isn’t a topic that I like to stop and think about often. But when I do, it usually spurs a blog post like this. Nobody likes to talk about the painful or frustrating things that they’ve been told by someone who likely had no … Read the rest
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I haven’t actually attended graduate school yet, but I’ve thought about a lot. This has led me to consider many factors that didn’t apply to my undergrad. I wasn’t dealing with chronic illness for most of undergrad, so it really wasn’t an issue. During … Read the rest
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Spoonies know that feeling. You’re actually having a good day. You’re … Read the rest
I want to share with you five things that I have learned from dealing with chronic illness in my twenties as a college student, and now, college graduate.
1. There’s no guidebook for how I should feel about my chronic illness.
Actually, there probably is one, but that doesn’t mean … Read the rest
What is a symptom journal and why do people with chronic illness keep one? It was a question that I had when my doctor first mentioned it to me. I later encountered the idea of keeping a symptom journal in online forums. I want to share with you a few … Read the rest
1. I wrote down all due dates for assignments – preferably in more than one place.
Managing my fibromyalgia and arthritis has always been a difficult task. I’m frequently tired, sore, and experiencing something of a “brain fog”, where it can be difficult to concentrate and remember important facts. It’s … Read the rest