Chronic Illness

A travel memoir for funny girls who trip up a lot

In anticipation of my exciting trip to Ireland and the UK tomorrow, I found myself at a local bookstore perusing the “literary travel” section. I was looking for a funny book about traveling. Okay, to be more specific,  I was looking for a funny book written by a down-on-her-luck, clumsy young woman who travels to […] Read more…

IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME…ALMOST!

You get a whale and you get a whale and you get a whale! EVERYBODY GETS A WHALE! Okay, that’s just me exaggerating. I don’t sweat out twenty dollar bills like Oprah Winfrey. I have reached my 1000 followers!! Hooray! Thanks to everyone for following, favouriting and sharing my blog! The support has been so wonderful! […] Read more…

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…

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