Tag: Difficulty

Health Update | Nov, 2017

What’s going on with Rachel? If you follow my social media accounts you likely know that I’ve had a rough couple of months filled with ER trips and doctors appointments. Now that we’ve talked to my doctors fairly thoroughly I thought it was time for a health update. Stress, Stress, Stress… Right now my doctors …

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Accepting Your Limitations With Chronic Illness

The limitations of chronic illness are many and are unique to each person. The realities of “I can’t” are much of what makes depression so common in those who are chronically ill. For me those I can’t’s feel like a weight tied to me, holding me back from things that everyone else takes for granted. …

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When People Say “Don’t Let Your Illness Define You”

You get a lot of advice when you’re chronically ill. Some of it good, some of it confusing, some of it frustrating. And, to be honest, I’m still trying to figure this one out. In my mind, I toss this in with “think positively” and “remember there are people who have it worse than you.” …

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What My Life Is Like With Autonomic Dysfunction

Autonomic dysfunction. Those words probably don’t mean much to you. Three years ago they were gibberish to me. Chances are unless you’re a medical professional or a Dysautonomia patient, you probably haven’t given much thought to your autonomic nervous system. So let’s lay down the basics. Your autonomic nervous system (ANS) controls your body’s automatic …

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