Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls

Living with bipolar and chronic illness is a constant adventure. Sometimes events happen that throw you against the wall. Read on warrior's personal patient experience. | #bipolar #chronicillness #spoonies #mentalillness

Hello, world. Today is one of those days. If you have a mental illness or live with chronic illness, you will know what I mean by that. For those of you that may not understand right away, I will attempt to use my bipolar brain to explain it meaningfully. This has been a tough week. … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls

Familial Mediterranean Fever – A Day in the Life

Living with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) is a constant challenge, like getting on a roller coaster blindfolded. Read one patient's experience.

Riding Roller Coasters Blindfolded Living with Familial Mediterranean Fever goes a little something like this: The day was well planned. Work, lunch with friends, then a little yard work. It was going to be a good and productive day. Then I woke up, and everything changed in an instant. Coping with Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) … Continue reading Familial Mediterranean Fever – A Day in the Life

4 Things a Chronic Illness Teaches You

4 Things a Chronic Illness Teaches You Living every day with a chronic illness is not for wimps. This is a true statement whether the illness is mental or physical. An insidious evil enters your life and changes each and every day that follows. It's not a hopeless cause. Millions of people worldwide continue to live … Continue reading 4 Things a Chronic Illness Teaches You

Bipolar, Chronic Illness, and Spinning Plates

Bipolar, Chronic Illness, and Spinning Plates For the most part, I have every intention of writing informative and helpful posts. Most posts should help to start conversations, offer validation and create empathy, but living with bipolar, plans sometimes change. Periodically, I will also be writing posts for me. These are posts that you, as the reader, … Continue reading Bipolar, Chronic Illness, and Spinning Plates

Familial Mediterranean Fever – What is it?

It is insidious and relentless. Stress and anxiety make it worse, and that creates more stress and anxiety. Very few people, doctors included, have even heard of it. What is it? Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF). Likely you have never heard of it either. Disclaimer:  The writer of this article is not a medical professional. While links will … Continue reading Familial Mediterranean Fever – What is it?