This is a throwback to an older article I wrote, titled "The guilt of feeling well". I wrote that a long while back, yet the topic is still quite relevant to me. Today, I had a really great day, energy-wise. I did so much, and as I sit here writing this, I still feel vital … Continue reading It has been an awesome day, and that sucks.
Septo-Optic Dysplasia (SOD) Which caused: - Panhypopituitarism (PHP) I'm being treated for the following deficiencies caused by PHP: -Hypothyroidism -Hypogonadism -Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency -Secondary Adrenal Insufficiency - Optic Nerve Hypoplasia Causing legal blindness due to: -Bitemporal Hemianopsia (complete loss of peripheral vision) -Double Nystagmus (which moves at different speeds at different directions) -Overall low vision - Absence … Continue reading A quick rundown of my diagnoses / disabilities
CONTENT WARNING; Heads up. I'm about to discuss some heavy stuff in this article, namely disability, depression, and suicidal thoughts. I am not at risk of self harm now, but I'm finally ready to discuss my fight with clinical depression. If you would rather not read about that, this is not the article for you. … Continue reading Let’s talk about clinical depression.
Hello all! Thanks for bearing with me while I found the time to sit down and write this. Luckily for me, I've had some good energy lately here and there. Luckily for this article, I'm currently having a low energy day so it's forcing me to sit down. I'm feeling inspiration to write today, so … Continue reading That much anticipated life update
This is just a short life update. I am still planning on sitting down and writing a post about everything that has been going on with me lately, but that one in particular is going to take a couple of hours to write. Please bear with me until I can find the time! I’m actually … Continue reading Ambitions
Before I get into this update post, I want to apologize for my absence. My health took a turn after that adrenal crisis I wrote about in my previous article. It has been difficult to keep on top of things. I did get to go on vacation with my dad for a week, which turned … Continue reading Adrenal Crisis Update
I have written an update to this post on 8/23/2018. I am not going to name the hospital I went to in this article. My intention is not to shame this particular hospital for how they handled the situation that I am about to describe, but to share my experience personally. There are many stories … Continue reading Dismissed and in Crisis: When an ER turns away patients with Adrenal Crisis, they risk lives.
I don't normally do this on my blog, but for this particular subject, I will add a content warning: - infertility - suicidal thoughts - societal gender roles If these topics are triggering to you, please do not read this article. I decided to write this after watching this wonderful TED Talk. Please take … Continue reading “SO, when are you going to have kids?”
Support groups on social media can be an important source of comfort when you are living with a chronic health condition that affects your life in ways that normally healthy people might not be able to understand. When you are able to find a community of people who share your frustrations and offer helpful advice … Continue reading We need to stop comparing our hardships.
Chronic invisible illness can be a major pain in the butt, but some of the hardest parts of having such a condition is the look we get when we admit that our health is poor when we look outwardly healthy. You know what I'm talking about, the furrowed eyebrows, look of shock, the occasional narrowing … Continue reading We need to break the social stigma of chronic invisible illness.