Kermit was definitely right. My motility doctor once told me that he thought my digestive system was my Achilles heel. I’d have to agree. Nausea in particular has been such an unpleasant, unwelcome, but frequent sensation in my life. I hate it. I hate the way it makes me feel small and vulnerable. I hate… Continue reading It’s Not Easy Being Green
Sometimes I feel like I am my own worst enemy. I can be so hard on myself – on my abilities, on my physical appearance, on my career (or lackthereof), on my relationship status. I am a member of a very high-achieving family with an incredible work ethic. It is not easy when I’m always… Continue reading Am I Too Hard On Myself?
Every time I get a cold, the flu, or a gastrointestinal virus (often indistinguishable from one of my GI flares), I refer to myself as being “normal person” sick. This is very tongue-in-cheek because I know “normal” is a hard concept to define and pretty overrated anyway. I have had a very bad cold for… Continue reading “Normal Person” Sick
I was recently made aware of the term “inspiration porn” through social media. The phrase immediately had me uncomfortably shaking my head. I learned that “inspiration porn” was coined by some in the disability community in reference to being called inspirational, either due solely or in part, to their disability. While I understand that being… Continue reading Why As A Person With Chronic Illness I Don’t Like The Term “Inspiration Porn”