Autoimmune conditions, Chronic Illness, chronic pain conditions, chronic pain india, fibromyalgia, invisible illness, mental illness, self care, spoonie, Uncategorized

Learning to Accept my Diagnosis and Moving Ahead

Pain is an old enemy, and a new friend. I write today to talk about my journey of coming to terms with my health conditions – Fibromyalgia Syndrome, and Bipolar Affective Disorder Type 2. I have learnt to accept that I live with these two disorders, and that I can still live a meaningful life… Continue reading Learning to Accept my Diagnosis and Moving Ahead

Autoimmune conditions, Chronic Illness, chronic pain conditions, chronic pain india, fibromyalgia, invisible illness, Letters, mental illness, self care, Uncategorized

A Letter to the Warrior Woman I have become by Pooja Priyamvada

Dear Pooja, Read this when there is minimum brain fog and your muscles are allowing you to smile. I remember you as the chubby cherub in the hills, the no-physical activity kid who used to live in some parallel reality of books and colors. I remember you as the sickly child who would always catch… Continue reading A Letter to the Warrior Woman I have become by Pooja Priyamvada

Battling Demons - Inside Out
Chronic Illness, fibromyalgia, invisible illness, mental illness

Battling Demons – Inside Out

Depression occurs in phases. I battled depression for three years having had a very disturbed childhood. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton My parents didn't get along. My mother and I never had a normal relationship, as it should… Continue reading Battling Demons – Inside Out

Autoimmune conditions, Central Pain Syndrome, Chronic Illness, chronic pain conditions, chronic pain india, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, self care, Uncategorized

Rakshabandhan Special : My little brother grew up!

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!

Autoimmune conditions, Chronic Illness, chronic pain india, Hashimoto's disease, invisible illness, self care, Self Care tips, Uncategorized

5 things I learnt in 5 years of dealing with chronic illness

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

But yes, today I am happy to achieve something that earlier I thought impossible. I don't know how long I would continue , but at the end of the day I understand I tried my best. And I fought a good battle.
Autoimmune conditions, Central Pain Syndrome, Centralised Pain Syndrome, Chronic Illness, chronic pain conditions, chronic pain india, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, fibromyalgia, Interstitial Cystitis, invisible illness, Letters, self care, Uncategorized

Celebrating little victories..

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..

Description of pain by a Lupus fighter
Autoimmune conditions, Chronic Illness, chronic pain conditions, invisible illness, Lupus

Description of Pain by a Lupus fighter.

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 - A pain poem
Autoimmune conditions, Chronic Illness, chronic pain conditions, chronic pain india, fibromyalgia, invisible illness, poem, Uncategorized

Will I ? – A Pain Poem

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

Tips on Dealing with Health Insurance in India
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Tips on Dealing with Health Insurance in India

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

Autoimmune conditions, Chronic Illness, chronic pain conditions, chronic pain india, fibromyalgia, invisible illness, Uncategorized

The year of not giving up

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