October 12 – It’s World Arthritis Day! I’ve been living with Axial Spondyloarthritis (Ankylosing Spondylitis) and osteoarthritis for over a decade. Last week I found out I have ANOTHER arthritis diagnosis! Ta-da! My rheumy has decided I have Psoriatic Arthritis! Guess what? AS and PsA are subsets of Spondyoarthropathies. I didn’t even know it’s possible […]
BELIEVE US: Invisible Illness Awareness Week 2019 – How to show compassion when someone says they are disabled or have an invisible illness.
Failing, Succeeding, Pausing, Deciding and Thriving with Chronic Illness – Read about how I’m managing my chronic life and learning from it every day.
Ankylosing Spondylitis Ten Years After Diagnosis – What do you wish you had known in your first year after diagnosis compared to what you know now?
Chronic Illness Prompts: Meeting, Advocating, Tweaking, Working, Curating – What chronic illness bloggers write about when given writing prompts to write about their chronic lives.
MSW Interviews: Introducing professional artist Jennifer Walker, author of Unexpected Advocate. Jennifer has RA, Fibromyalgia, and SPD; among others.
Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, Chatting – August 2018 Linkup Party for People with Chronic Illnesses
A Chronic Voice hosts a link-up party each month for those of us who are chronically ill. Sheryl’s writing prompts for August are: Figuring, Completing, Boring, Cuddling, and Chatting.
The day I got a call about testing a robotic exoskeleton designed for assisting people with mobility issues was life-changing. We knew things would be difficult for us when I got sick, but we didn’t know I’d lose the use of my legs. My life changed with KEEOGO.
Art Therapy for Chronic Illness Interview with Karen Swank Fitch – MSW’s art series features artists to show how art is used as therapy for chronic illness.
Alternative Treatments to Chronic Illness: Do They Work? Here are the alternative treatments I’ve tried that did not work to alleviate my disease symptoms.