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
Who doesn't like celebrations, those claps and being appreciated once in a while. Since childhood we are used to waiting for such moments and cherish them in our own ways. But if despite being young, you are someone who has been dealing with physical and mental health issues for years now, this may not happen… Continue reading Celebrating little victories..
Think of pain as a friend. A terrible, toxic friend. Who shows up uninvited, burrows into your life. You can't ask him for help. You can't expect him to understand you and your problems. You're just fundamentally dissimilar. But stuck together, like a buddy cop movie no one asked for. This friend will take up… Continue reading Description of Pain by a Lupus fighter.
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
In its most recent budget in February 2018, the Indian government attempted to create an ambitious health insurance plan for almost half of the Indian population. Known as Ayushman Bharat, the effort underlines the importance of having health insurance for every individual. Tune into any business channel on TV and you will see financial experts… Continue reading Tips on Dealing with Health Insurance in India
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!
Dear You, I know, what you are going through at this moment is terribly unbearable. But I want you to remember that "This pain doesn't define you." You are not this pain. You are not this disease. You are not the helplessness you experience. You are not the sympathy people give you. You are not… Continue reading Painlessly Yours – A letter to my self
I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Hypermobility Type (hEDS), an inherited connective tissue disorder that leads to defects in a protein called collagen, which is the most common protein in our body. What my hEDS means in simple terms is that if my body were a building, it would be made of a defective construction material which happened to… Continue reading Woes with my right hand (and my body in general)
I am an #IBD survivor. I have been suffering for a very long time. My daughter was just three years old at the time of the onset of my illness. She had been watching me since my first severe flare up. For the last 5 years she had been really concerned as my Emergency Room visits increased significantly.… Continue reading My Secret to Good Health with #IBD