Chronic Illness College Survival Guide: Drinking

A group of people at a party, cheersing with red solo cups in their hands.

It's back to school time, baby! And usually with more classes, assignments, projects, and seeing your friends again after months apart, comes more drinking, which may not be the best thing for your chronically ill health. (In case you're wondering, yes, I did graduate.  And by looking back at my time in college, I've learned … Continue reading Chronic Illness College Survival Guide: Drinking

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Traveling Tips: Santa Fe, NM

After graduating and before moving back to California, I was able to roadtrip down to New Mexico with a friend for 5 days.  I had just recovered from a major crash and flare from graduation weekend before the trip, so I was a bit apprehensive to go.  But I had an amazing time and was … Continue reading Traveling Tips: Santa Fe, NM

Medications, Supplements, & Treatments: What’s Working For Me Right Now (March 2018)

I have been having some good luck with medications and treatments lately, so I wanted to share what is working for me right now to hopefully help others find things that work for them. (Please remember that just because people have the same illness, the symptoms and severity is different based on each person.  Health … Continue reading Medications, Supplements, & Treatments: What’s Working For Me Right Now (March 2018)

Alcohol No More: Life As a Series of Exercises in Self-Discipline

Many of us know the ill effects alcohol has on the body.  It's not great for the liver, weakens your immune system, increases levels of cortisol (the "stress hormone")... the list could go on, but the biggie is that it causes inflammation. Now, for many people this isn't much of a problem (moderation is key).  … Continue reading Alcohol No More: Life As a Series of Exercises in Self-Discipline

Dangerously Teetering On The Mental/Physical Health Seesaw

For about two weeks in the middle of January, I felt like I was in an exclusively underwater race.  I was frantically swimming toward the big goal of another diagnosis at the finish line.  But I also wasn't breathing.  And when I finally came up for air, I realized I was underwater for too long … Continue reading Dangerously Teetering On The Mental/Physical Health Seesaw

7 Ways to Get Organized As a Spoonie

Having a chronic illness can be super overwhelming.  Besides the fact that you're trying to come to terms with the new limits on your life, you need to keep track of your doctor appointments, meds, etc. and you need to learn how to effectively communicate your symptoms to your doctor so you can develop a … Continue reading 7 Ways to Get Organized As a Spoonie