• [still]moving favorites

    november favorites

    Sometimes I just need to take a break from the constant chronic illness talk. While it’s part of my daily life, that doesn’t necessarily mean that I want my symptoms to be the driving reason behind everything I do. Sure, I could spin anything in a way that related it to my medical issues, but is that something I really want to do? Nah. So, here’s what I’m into right now. Some of it relates to chronic illness, while others don’t. Enjoy! + Food deliveries from Daily Harvest : I was (very) hesitant at first, but I am so happy I signed up with Daily Harvest. Sure, I had to get…

  • a work in progress

    noting progress

    Possibly my favorite thing about this blog (aside from connecting with all of you, obviously) is that I have a somewhat regular account of where I am at almost any moment in time. Because my progress is typically slow it can be easy to feel like I’m standing still, or even regressing. Aside from that, I have the tendency to be hard on myself, focusing on little more than what I still don’t have rather than all that I do. This blog, however, affords me the opportunity to go back in time and gain a decent understanding of my experiences rather than how I happen to remember them. 371 days…

  • a work in progress

    the trials of travel

      Controlling my body’s massive inflammatory response to traveling is one of those things I can’t quite figure out. Maybe once I do I’ll write a “How to Travel with Chronic Illness” post, but until that day comes I’ll settle for my usual fare: Here is my dilemma, let me go into a detailed explanation of it, and then I’m going to express how okay I want to be about it all because acceptance is my ultimate goal. Does that work with everyone? For me, travel of any type is a total racket. I have enough trouble slightly veering from my typically slow-paced often predictable life. You see, the crux…