Chronically Humorous

If there's one thing I know as a Jew, it's that no matter what happens, we need to keep a sense of humor during the hard times or we will never survive until the good times. That's factual Jewish lore...straight from the Jew's mouth...errr..hands...well you get what I'm saying. You don't have to be Jewish…

Chronically Grieving

It can be said that people who are chronically ill are often in a perpetual state of grief. That we are constantly grieving our losses...our health, our food, our friends, our habits, our errands...our lives as we once knew them.  And I will just tell you right now, all of that is completely true. I…

Women’s March on Washington DC Meets Chronic Illness

I just spent the last three days in DC. And the last day and a half I was holed up in Aaron's (my boyfriend) apartment unable to leave because of the inauguration. So many roads were blocked off it was nearly impossible to get out. The March on Washington DC (and sister marches being held in…

Inaugural Impact on Chronic Illness

This inauguration impacts everyone. But for those of us with chronic illness, this is not just incredibly stressful but potentially life changing. With Trump as the new president and Republicans looking to undo everything President Obama has done in the last eight years...there is a lot of havoc to be wrought. Especially in relation to…

Too school for cool whilst chronically ill on my birthday

Okay, so it's back to school time for me. I am going into my second semester of graduate school in the Social Work program at Gallaudet University in DC. This should prove to be an interesting semester. I will be taking three classes: Quantitative Research (online), Human Behavior in the Social Environment II and Forensic Social…

Keto IC diet: Week 1

***This diet is not for everyone. Everyone is different and may have different needs. I am trying this because I am going in with the hopes that it will improve my health (IC and migraines). I will keep track of what happens here on this blog. Please read this if you're unsure what the Keto…

You’re pretty (sick)

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Can the same be said for health? I think the average American would look at health and say either you are sick or you are not. And then they would look at someone like me (and this has happened before) and would tell me "you are too…