Them: You are too young to be in this doctor's office. You are too pretty to be using that assistive device. You don't look old. What are you doing using that particular service? Me: Young people are afflicted with conditions too. People are born with conditions & encounter life-changing experiences that affect their health. Believe … Continue reading Invisible Me.
I feel the need to add to this discussion because it is an area that affects my life and many others who experience chronic illness. I wanted to highlight a few areas to consider. Examining these areas may help going forward to increase confidence and regulate emotions. Mental State. Where is your mindset? Has your … Continue reading Chronic Illness and Self-Esteem.
I would like to explore an area that relates to occupational and physical therapy. But I plan to draw emphasis on occupational therapy at home. What is the difference between the therapies you ask? The main difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy is that OT focuses on improving a client's ability to perform activities … Continue reading Occupational Wellness – At Home.
Be Gentle. - with yourself and the process. Experiencing a setback that presents both physical and mental challenge may be difficult, but you have to believe you are capable. Be Patient. Allow each moment to inspire you. Reflect on your accomplishments, no matter how small. Be Open. To use of assistive devices. To support. Any … Continue reading Chronic illness. Tips on Recovery and Restoration
The journey has been long. I am emotionally drained and stressed most days. Trying to achieve an unattainable balance that considers the well being of both my son and I. Parenting on my own without the emotional or financial help of the other absent parent. My earliest memories of parenting consisted of me feeling uncertain … Continue reading Parenting with Chronic Illness.
We take our car in for a tune-up when it is in need of repair or routine maintenance but what about our minds. Experiencing a chronic illness is emotionally and mentally draining. Physical demands do not ease up nor does the level of mental exhaustion. If you are anything like me, you have to rely … Continue reading Mind Tuning.
Today's note will highlight tips for occupational wellness. This area may be considered a challenge for those who experience chronic illness. If you are wondering what this occupational wellness stuff is all about, I am glad to point you in the right direction. First of all, let me begin by providing the definition of occupational … Continue reading Wellness – Make it Personal.
Our eyes allow us to experience such beauty and wonder. Unfortunately, many people will be affected by an eye disease in their lifetime. This is why wellness is essential. Wellness involves maintaining a healthy set of eyes. We achieve this through preventive care. What is preventive care? Investopedia defines preventive services as routine health care … Continue reading Cataract Surgery and You.
For a great deal of my life I have questioned whether I was deserving. Deserving of love. Deserving of care. Deserving of the life I was given. Difficult feeling pass the physical pain. Hearing beyond the insults and carrying the shame. I ponder a bit too much. I shut down from the world feeling frustration. … Continue reading Emotions.
Each moment. It will pass. Just breathe. This moment can not take away without permission. The body lacks but the heart and spirit are indestructible. Unreliable. Continuous. Agony. Just breathe. Body, just love me. Torment, please end. Release every thought. Every shackle. Progress is a journey. Full of challenging and desolated moments. Be still... and … Continue reading Chronic Pain.