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
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
Spoonie. No, this does not mean they love spoons to the point they hoard them.
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
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
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!
When you suffer from chronic pain for a long time, a lot of changes come into your life. You have to adjust your habits, your environment, your routines accordingly. Chronic pain doesn't affect the person suffering through it alone, it affects your family too. Your parents, siblings, spouse all of them get affected by it… Continue reading My everyday struggle with chronic pain, changed my mother’s point of view