I’ve always have this thing about living with headaches, I might as well do something because either way I’m going to be in pain but it’s come with many assumptions about how server my pain truly is.
Category Archives: chronic illness
National Disability Employment Month
October is National Disability Employment Month. This awareness is near and dear to me for many reasons. Not only do I have a disability of my own but I also worked for many years with adults with developmental and physical disabilities get jobs. This year the #ndeam theme is “the right talent, right now.” Although, I thinkContinue reading “National Disability Employment Month”
A Birthday in Retrospect
I turned 31 on Friday. To most 30 years old would be the time to celebrate, and believe me last year I celebrated. But this year was especially cause for celebration. I didn’t think I was going to make it to this birthday. Although, I looked fine, I wasn’t. Due to my Pulmonary Artery BandContinue reading “A Birthday in Retrospect”
When “How are you doing?” Becomes a Loaded Question
But when my body feels like it has betrayed me, my illness is the only thing I think about. It is what comes out of my mouth each time I am asked a simple question, “How are you doing? How was your weekend?” It is as if I have spilled a can of worms upon someone’s lunch plate when they were just trying to make small talk. Well next time “Diana” don’t ask me such a loaded question.
What I bring to the Hospital
After spending a great amount of time in the hospital or in doctor’s offices from the time I was born I’ve gotten done it down to a science to what to bring to the hospital. It’s great to have a reference list for a what to bring to the hospital. Sometimes it’s only a doctorsContinue reading “What I bring to the Hospital”
Many of those with Chronic Illnesses don’t just have one illness
Many of those with Chronic Illness, don’t live with just one illness
CHD – Transposition of the Great Arteries/Vessels
I am 1 in 100. I was born with d-Transposition of the Great Arteries/Vessels (TGA)