How could anyone wish for cancer?? At first glance, you might think it’s horrible, but step into the shoes of a person with debilitating chronic illness, and try to understand.
Why doesn’t this article title use the word “crisis” instead of “crackdown”, you ask?
Because when it comes to prescribed pain pills, there is no crisis. It’s completely fabricated.
However, it has brought about a true crisis in the chronic pain community, and that crisis is patients dying by suicide at an alarming rate due to their inability to receive prescribed medication that controls their unbearable pain.
1. When were you diagnosed with inflammatory bowel disease? What kind of IBD do you live with?
I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in March 2013 at age 25.
2. What are some conventional methods you've used or tried to treat your IBD?
I have been given these products as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although these products were a gift, all opinions in these reviews remain my own, and I was in no way influenced by the company.
Two years ago, I had the pleasure of reviewing The Fay Farm Serenity CBD Lotion, and I loved it! This year, I’m back with two more reviews of their amazing products. One is a hemp oil lotion and the other is a warming muscle rub.
Do you struggle with anxiety, insomnia, or chronic pain? If so, you may be thinking about turning to hemp oil or CBD oil. Read my review of this full spectrum hemp oil.
A gluten-free meal replacement shake can be very beneficial to your health, especially if you’re a spoonie who deals with frequent nausea, loss of appetite, flare-ups, and fatigue. While no meal replacement shake can take the place of a balanced meal, these shakes are absolutely perfect for those really bad days when you just can’t eat.
Here are the top 4 benefits of a gluten-free meal replacement shake for spoonies:
Hello, I’m Jaime. Welcome to I Told You I Was Sick. Here you will find information, validation, and accommodation for those with chronic illness.
Information – Well-researched, scientifically-backed articles about chronic illness, chronic pain, and invisible illness.
Validation – You’re not alone, and you’re not crazy. Even if your chronic illness hasn’t been diagnosed, I believe you, and I know you’re not making it up for attention!!
Accommodation – Advocacy, accessibility, and product recommendations to make living with a chronic illness a bit more…well, livable.
Important: These exercises might not be fit for all diseases, especially ME (due to post-exertional malaise). Talk with your doctor before starting any new fitness program.
Does the idea of exercising with a chronic illness seem impossible, maybe even ridiculous to you? You’re not alone. Exercising as a spoonie can be more than challenging. It can be frustrating, painful, and even a bit scary.
The good news is, there is an exercise program made just for people with chronic illness, and it’s something you’re going to want to learn more about!