Tag: Chronic Illness

How to stay calm in a crazy world: dealing with uncertainty

Just a small post today to address the craziness that is going on lately.  Life is uncertain. Nothing is guaranteed and things don’t always go to plan. It’s an anxious time.  What has helped me … However, one thing that has helped me throughout my life is trying to live Continue Reading

Good from the bad – hobbies and habits we gained since becoming sick

A few weeks ago I was reflecting on how much my life has changed since becoming sick. Of course it has changed for the worse… but in many ways I have branched out, tried new things and gained new skills. So I decided to reach out to my fellow chronic Continue Reading

‘Uncommon’ illness and misdiagnosis: Dysautonomia Awareness Month

I am sick of medical professionals not understanding my condition, actually scratch that… I am sick of medical professionals not even knowing what my condition is. I am sick of having to explain it, and then justify it. So I will continue to raise awareness until there is education, until Continue Reading

Processing diagnosis and the importance of experiencing the emotions that come with it – ‘Keeping Up Courage’ Part 2

Yesterday I came across an old message I sent to a friend when she was diagnosed with a chronic illness. I kind of wish I read it as I was going through this last diagnosis over these few weeks. You know how sometimes we are just more kind to others Continue Reading

‘Keeping Up Courage’ – Part 1: Facing reality after surgery

Opening up about my recent surgery hasn’t been the easiest for me. I feel like… I am still processing it myself. At some point when I am ready to go into depth about it, I will. But right now I am struggling with horrible anxiety stemming from years misdiagnosis and Continue Reading

Welcome to my new website & Exciting News!

Hey Everyone!  Firstly… If you didn’t know my address and website has changed to findyourownhope.com!!  The website isn’t exactly how I want it yet – there are a few things I want to add and change, and I will probably adjust it all again soon (when I have more time Continue Reading