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Sorry not Sorry- Being Unapologetic

I’m sure anyone with a chronic illness has been there. Where you find yourself apologizing for everything and excusing yourself for things that are usually out of your control. I find especially with invisible illnesses, it’s a lot trickier to tread around this. By definition I have a disability. Do I look like it? No?… Continue reading Sorry not Sorry- Being Unapologetic

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (except for my bowels)

It’s freaking Christmas Eve people! If you don’t know, Christmas is my favourite time of year. IT’S LITERALLY THE BEST TIME. But this was my first time celebrating the holidays sick, and what a difference it makes. I am freaking tired. I used to be able to do it all. Work, wrap gifts till midnight,… Continue reading It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year (except for my bowels)

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Travelling with Humira: My Experience

Hello dear readers, I am back from vacation! And this time it really was a vacation (unlike Disney World, where I needed a vacation from that vacation). I am so fortunate to have amazing and supportive friends who may not exactly know what I’m going through, but do try to understand and be there for… Continue reading Travelling with Humira: My Experience

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How Stress Effects Your Chronic Illness

So apparently I have been terrible at managing my stress levels lately, despite the self-care I have been trying to do. How so, you may ask? Well after talking to my nurse practitioner, it was discovered that my jaw pain had nothing to do with my medication and everything to do with stress (and my… Continue reading How Stress Effects Your Chronic Illness

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The Best Way to Practice Self-Care

For anyone who knows me personally, you would know I lead a pretty stressful life. My job involves running Early Childhood Development programs where I work with families from all different backgrounds to provide intervention & prevention services, I teach an anger management program , I volunteer at the Sexual Assault Center, I provide early… Continue reading The Best Way to Practice Self-Care