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.
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?
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:
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!
Note: This insightful guest post was written for I Told You I Was Sick by Mary Gutierrez of www.healthyeatingexperts.com. She had asked me if she could write a guest post, and, after looking at some of her articles (which mention the word ‘cure’) I asked if she would write a post about why the word ‘cure’ might be offensive to some people with chronic illness (spoonies). She readily agreed, and this piece is above and beyond my expectations. Thank you so much, Mary!
Disclaimer: These quotes, collected and arranged by Mary Gutierrez, do not necessarily reflect the opinion of I Told You I Was Sick. They are simply posted as written by their original and respective authors, and those individuals have chosen to remain anonymous. (All photos are stock photos for the purposes of illustrating the emotion of the quotes. They are not images of the people quoted.)
Is your living room set up for your chronic condition? These living room upgrades for people with chronic illness will help make life a bit easier as you go about your daily activities.
Can’t get any doctor to take you seriously about your chronic pain? You’re not alone. Many people, especially women, report their doctors don’t listen to them. Here’s how to change that!
Microwave ovens and Teflon pans are terrible for people with chronic illness. Try these safer kitchen items to prevent flares and improve your overall health.