Tag Archives: frustrations

It’s just a cold, right?

It’s 40 degrees and raining on Monday. Then you wake up to sunshine and a crisp 18 degrees on Tuesday … just in time for 32 degrees and six inches of snow by the weekend.

No wonder sniffles, sneezes and tissues take over our lives throughout the winter months. We’ve all been there, right?

But what’s it like to battle the common cold on top of a chronic illness and how do you overcome the additional issues? Mango Health asked us to address this question in a guest post on its blog, and here is the link to our essay where we discuss six helpful strategies for making it through cold season with a chronic condition:

What To Do When the Common Cold Overshadows Your Chronic Illness

Check it out and let us know what worked for you or if there is anything you would add to this list.

Whether to go, weather we’ll stay

My initial thought when the National Weather Service issued a winter storm watch was that it was much ado about nothing. The posted watch predicted everything shy of hellfire and brimstone the very day Jennifer and I were set to traverse three hours to Ford Field in Detroit and watch our beloved CMU Chippewas battle…Continue Reading

Meagan Freeman guest post

We are grateful to feature a guest post from Meagan Freeman, RN, FNP-BC. Meagan is a Nurse Practitioner and mother living with Multiple Sclerosis. We encourage you to read more of her writing at Motherhood, and Other Traumatic Experiences. Metamorphosis All is temporary, including darkness. Butterflies are a wonderful example of this. Look at these…Continue Reading

Yvonne deSousa guest post

We couldn’t be more excited to introduce you all to our incredibly talented (and hilarious!) blogging friend Yvonne DeSousa! It truly is our pleasure to feature a guest post from her on our blog. We connected with Yvonne through Twitter, where we soon learned more about her blog (yvonndesousa.com) and her recently released book (“MS…Continue Reading

The Blame Game

As I was reading at the dining room table, I heard a car and then my husband’s voice. “Strange,” I thought. “Maybe Dan ran into someone he knew while he was out on his run.” So I kept reading, only to be horrified when I saw Dan walk in the front door. His right eye…Continue Reading

I've been thinking…

I spent a large part of my summer thinking and learning about disability. Sounds silly right? After all, I shouldn’t need to learn about disability since I live it—having relied on a wheelchair for the last ten years, but now I see disability differently. I better understand the societal, financial, and political realities of having…Continue Reading