My brother and I have an amazing relationship since childhood. I was one year and four months old when he was born and it is the best day of my life till now. I guess my parents gave me the best gift ever. I was over protective about him always. He was my best friend… Continue reading Rakshabandhan Special : My little brother grew up!
Dealing with chronic illness is eye opener is many ways. It's been five years I was diagnosed with Hashimoto and every day since then has been a new lesson in itself. Be it physically, mentally or emotionally - there are new surprises awaiting me every morning. Some good, some bad but all important nevertheless. So today,… Continue reading 5 things I learnt in 5 years of dealing with chronic illness
So how different is the life of normal people from people with Chronic Pain? Well not only managing the illness and pain, everything changes its meaning when people live with chronic relentless pain. So here is my question to normal people can you deal with this daily and won't be exhausted? 1. Sleepless nights due… Continue reading How Chronic Pain changes every aspect of your life…
Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain condition, not known to many has been recently brought into the limelight by the international pop star Lady Gaga whose documentary ‘Five Foot Two’ on Netflix explores her struggle with this condition. Fibromyalgia is a chronic disorder that causes intense widespread pain, hypersensitivity, chronic fatigue and sleep problems. Diagnosing fibromyalgia is… Continue reading Living with Fibromyalgia – Lady Gaga’s pain story
Will I ever be able to live pain free and struggle free? Will I ever be able to fulfill all my dreams, that I worked hard my entire life for? Will I ever? ... .. . Just one simple question; I keep asking myself every single night ! Lying in the bed, drenched in tears… Continue reading Will I ? – A Pain Poem
Last year was tough. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a neuro-musculoskeletal pain disorder and my chronic pains basically decided everything for me. No, it has no cure. Chronic pain is a bitch . It eats and gnaws on you slowly leaving you such that you will never be whole again. It kills a part of… Continue reading The year of not giving up
One of the most difficult parts of having an invisible illness like bipolar/depression/schizophrenia/Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue etc. is that people never really understand the depth of your pain and how much you may be going through. Someone having to live with an invisible illness has to try and do so much more to be able to survive in… Continue reading How I’d like you to treat people with an invisible illness!
"What are you suffering from? Never heard of it." "You are faking it. You look totally healthy to me." "It is all in your head." "You are just finding excuses for not working." "You are being lazy. That's all" "You are such an attention seeker." "Start concentrating your energy on something useful." "You don't look… Continue reading Invisible Illness – Why is it important to understand them?
Chronic pain comes with its own ups and downs. A struggle hard to explain others and then there is this constant urge to get better. You start making these coping mechanisms and strategies to deal with it. With time, slowly you start accepting your pain (takes months to years) depending on how you are dealing… Continue reading Why I say, “I am fine.”, when I am actually not