Category Archives: Spoonie Life

The Power of Healing Through Medical Journals and Blogs

You spend most of your life active and healthy, but then one day, out of nowhere, you receive a diagnosis of a devastating, debilitating, or chronic disease and find out your life is about to change.  Primarily affecting women, there are over 80 autoimmune diseases alone that take away the “normal” life you are accustomed to.  One day you may… Read more »

Breakfast Bites – The Perfect Make-Ahead Meal in a Muffin Pan

breakfast bites, quiche, tater tots

                Ever since I was a child, I have always loved quiche. The baked egg mixed with cheese, a variety of fillings and a soft, flaky crust always seems to hit the spot, whether it be for breakfast or a mid-day snack. When I make quiche, I typically make a couple because they… Read more »

Benefits of Online Social Groups for those with Chronic Conditions

One of the most difficult things when it comes to living with a chronic disease is the feeling of loneliness and isolation.  Many people who face these diseases were active and healthy before symptoms started and many of these diseases were able to take the life we knew away within months.  Friends and family don’t always understand what we are… Read more »

Managing the Brain Fog – Become the Ringmaster of Your Circus

I am going to begin this post with a little bit of history…the “me” before these wonderful diseases hit. I spent many years of my early adult life working in the medical and social service fields, often working 80 hours a week. I was always on the go, looking for new adventures. I was a certified master scuba diver and… Read more »

The Image of Autoimmune or “Invisible” Diseases – Is The Media Hurting Us?

Fibromyalgia, pain, Lyrica, Humeria, medications

I follow a group on Facebook called Fibro Colors Fibromyalgia Awareness. Often, posts from other followers are asked of the group and, this week, a post struck a nerve with me. Someone asked if we were tired of seeing the Lyrica commercial (and this question could be asked of all pharmaceutical company commercials for the major drugs typically used to treat… Read more »

Chronic Disease University – A Little Spoonie Humor

Chronic Disease, mobility issues, humor, spoonie

Suffering from a chronic disease can be very difficult as you adjust to the changes in your body.  These constant changes and loss of certain functions can take a huge toll.  If there is one thing I have learned, it’s that even though adjusting to your new life and abilities may be difficult and make you angry, laughter is still… Read more »