In a previous post, "DISABLED/DISABILITY- The ‘D’ Word is Not a 4 Letter Word!", I discussed the importance of acknowledging and understanding a person's disability. When we refer to disability as 'handicapable', 'differently-abled'. 'disAbility', etc., we are essentially diminishing a person's disabilities and only focussing on their abilities. While this sounds like a positive thing for… Continue reading Downplaying Disability Can Cause Accessibility Oversight
When you are living with debilitating symptoms that nobody can seem to diagnose, all you wish for is an accurate diagnosis. I remember the years I spent thinking, "If I could just get a correct diagnosis everything would be fine." Well, I'm here to tell you I was wrong. The diagnosis is only the beginning.… Continue reading With Chronic Illness, The Diagnosis is Only the Beginning
So, it's been a while since I've posted. I've had difficulty obtaining the motivation to write. Do you ever feel that way? You know, the feeling that it doesn't mean anything anymore. The overwhelming lack of purpose. The loss of interest in all activities because you can no longer participate in the activities you previously… Continue reading It’s Been A While
The secondary symptoms of chronic illness- Isolation, Loneliness, Lost Relationships, Depression.