• Activism,  Review

    Invisible: Book Review

    Living with chronic illness often means having limitations. It means adjusting your accomplishments to you limitations. There are very few things that I absolutely can not do, and most of those are because of my fitness level and not my actual illness. Mostly there are just days when I have to say “that’s not a task for today.” So I get things done, it just often takes me a long time to get to where I’m going.

  • Activism,  Health Care,  Review

    Book Review: Doing Harm by Maya Dusenberry

    On a day that I had time to kill I picked up Doing Harm: The Truth About How Bad Medicine and Lazy Science Leave Women Dismissed, Misdiagnosed, and Sick by Maya Dusenberry at my neighborhood library. It’s a pretty heady read for something I picked up on a whim, but it called to me from the New Release shelf. I was not even aware of Maya Dusenberry before I began to read this well researched and important book. Women’s health, gender bias, and misdiagnosis of serious health issues can be an emotionally charged topic including anger, sadness, and placing blame. So I wasn’t sure what to expect from a book…

  • Review,  Self Care

    ChronicBabe 101: Book Review

    I first became aware of Jenni Grover back in 2008. I had just received my Fibromyalgia diagnosis and had been incredibly ill for months. I did not know any chronically ill people and felt very alone when I stumbled upon chronicbabe.com I’m sure I Googled Fibromyalgia hundreds of times, and may have even been looking for resources for someone my age which was 25, which was “too young to be so sick,” before I came across ChronicBabe. What I found was a treasure trove of great advice, chronically ill anecdotes, and support for the life I found myself living.