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Coping, Disability

Imagine No Religion With Chronic Illness And Disability

Many bloggers in the disability community seek the guidance of their faith to stay strong when their illness tries to beat them down. It is great that their religion to helps see them through the tough times. This post is in no way meant to diminish those beliefs, or speak poorly of any religion. However,… Continue reading Imagine No Religion With Chronic Illness And Disability

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Preparing for Visitors when You Have a Chronic Illness

Anyone with a chronic illness can tell you that they are likely most comfortable in their home while maintaining some sort of routine. When life events interrupt those routines, symptoms of chronic illness can become heightened. Although some of these routine interruptions are unwelcome and unavoidable (such as hospitalizations or doctor visits), many are conscious… Continue reading Preparing for Visitors when You Have a Chronic Illness

Advocacy, Disability, Invisible Illness, mobility aids

Stop The Stigma: People with Invisible Illnesses Are NOT Fakers

I recently read an article titled "Airporky: Lazy passengers are FAKING disability to get a wheelchair at airports and speed through security queues" written by Carolyn McGuire published in The Sun, a UK magazine. This article makes reference to individuals using wheelchairs at airlines in order to skip the long boarding process and other inconveniences… Continue reading Stop The Stigma: People with Invisible Illnesses Are NOT Fakers

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Why People Become Outraged when Media Misrepresents their Illness

Recently I have read multiple stories on personal blog posts and The Mighty about people being offended by television or movie misrepresentation of their illnesses. Why do people become so angry about such things? Personally, I don’t get upset when television sitcoms make fun of or misrepresent an illness such as when ABC’s “American Housewife”… Continue reading Why People Become Outraged when Media Misrepresents their Illness