Being Chronically Ill in 2022

While the world is tired of hearing news about Covid19 there is still this aggressiveness towards people who are choosing to wear masks. Seeing artwork by artists online expressing how they feel verbally harassed by people because of the uncomfortable memories around Covid19 masks seem to remind others of. Where I live the pandemic isn’tContinue reading “Being Chronically Ill in 2022”

Documenting The Documentary Journey

Life in the bubble is a documentary that is being made possible by Storyhive and Telus. I have been granted an amazing opportunity to share what it is like to live a bubble life. As someone who lives with my sock to life outside of my bubble is scary. And I feel like it’s timeContinue reading “Documenting The Documentary Journey”

I Feel Sick All The Time

What is chronic illness like, it is always feeling under the weather. I never feel 100%, this is reality for me. Somedays I can hardly eat, others I feel like I am running on empty from the moment I open my eyes. I feel sick all of the time, there isn’t a day where IContinue reading “I Feel Sick All The Time”

Today I Am Not OK; Inside A CPTSD Mind

CPTSD makes me feel alone. I feel isolated from the trauma I have lived through. Experiences in time I can not erase though I long to delete them from my past. Isolating myself makes me feel safe yet alone. I think that being alone during these times is safer for me. With raw emotions atContinue reading “Today I Am Not OK; Inside A CPTSD Mind”

Silence Is Violence Domestic Abuse

*Trigger Warning this blog post talks about domestic abuse/domestic violence* Why am I writing about abuse on a blog about surviving chronic illness? I am writing it because enduring chronic disease with an abusive spouse makes it harder to survive and strive for the things we love. Abuse can happen in relationships when dealing withContinue reading “Silence Is Violence Domestic Abuse”

Medical Gaslighting

What is Medical Gaslighting? Those of us living with rare disease have challenges others may not realize. Fighting against a system which tells us we are not sick, we are not suffering. That perhaps we are making up our illness. When I first realized how sick I was after diagnosis some doctors seems to brushContinue reading “Medical Gaslighting”

I Do NOT Need To Explain Myself

                It has been a long time since I wrote a blog, I am still chasing some sort of normalcy which is difficult but trying my best to have a life. While I am doing what is best for me, I am again met with the distain healthy people house for people with illness andContinue reading “I Do NOT Need To Explain Myself”

COVID-19 Comic Immunosuppressed

As an immunosuppressed woman living in the age of Covid-19 I have felt invisible, unheard and ignored. Covid-19 has changed all of our lives, those of us who have been shut away from the world for years now feel unheard. It is hard to be unseen and not given the soap box to stand onContinue reading “COVID-19 Comic Immunosuppressed”

People With Disabilities Seeking Career Counselling

           The disabled population is a large and diverse community made up of individuals who experience impairments or difficulty in any domain or combination of environments (e.g., physical, cognitive, sensory) that impact their ability to function in a typical way in society. Due to the stigma and discrimination associated with ableism,Continue reading “People With Disabilities Seeking Career Counselling”

Sleepless In CPTSD

Shattered into shards, as the pain perpetuated and propelled me backwards through time and space. Back toward my vulnerable younger self shivering in fear of my abusers. Shivering surrounded by fragments of my hearts, chipped away from my past, I try to compose myself. Fear swelling in my gut strangling every good thought as CPTSDContinue reading “Sleepless In CPTSD”