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Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls

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. Three doctors visits and too little sleep are the biggest … Continue reading Bipolar Musings: Chronic Illness Adventures and Running Into Walls

Familial Mediterranean Fever – A Day in the Life

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) is a constant roller coaster. Perhaps the worst part is … 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 relatively happy and productive lives, even with their chronic illness. … 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, might not enjoy. That’s okay. You are welcome to skip … Continue reading Bipolar, Chronic Illness, and Spinning Plates