Chronic Illness

I`m breaking up with Chocolate.

If you have read my previous posts you know that I have recently been struggling with my weight due to high doses of prednisone. I confessed to a doctor that I didn’t want to take it anymore because it was making me gain weight and that was probably the worst thing in the world to […] Read more…

Writing Illness as Humour

“I knew, of course I knew, that life is always more complicated than our narratives.” – John Burnside, A Lie About My Father Writing an illness is hard. Writing an illness for the humour section is even harder. I am someone who prides herself on being rather breezy about the whole living with a chronic […] Read more…

Lisa Tries to Work On Her Fitness

Back in January I made a promise to all of you that I would work on my fitness and do what I could to improve my health. Then I closed my laptop and went back to watching Modern Family and finishing my family sized bag of Ketchup chips. Okay, to be fair there was that […] Read more…

I Probably Took Health Insurance For Granted

For approximately two weeks I have been getting this weird rash thing on my face. It’s called a Butterfly Rash. That sort of name makes it sound like it would be kind of magestic and beautiful. Spoiler alert: it’s the opposite. And then to make matters worse today I started getting it on my hands too. So […] Read more…

I’m Addicted to Facebook Slot Machine Games

So it’s 3:09 AM and I just woke up from slumber and realized that my belly felt really warm. With my eyes closed the first thing I could think was that this was some weird sort of nerve pain because I’ve been having many cases of OH-MY-GOD-MY-LIMB-IS-ON-FIRE-oh-wait-no-that’s-just-my-brain-itis lately. But it feels so warm and heavy, […] Read more…

Life Advice for the Chronically Ill

If you have a chronic illness or you are currently wading through the sea of specialist appointments that come with the diagnosis stage you should follow this one piece of advice: take someone to the big appointments with you. Especially take someone with you if you plan on getting information that can be overwhelming. I […] Read more…

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