chronic pain

Green Eggs & Spoons
Sharing my journey of trying to find my new normal as a medical zebra with a dash of comedy and a splash of realistic optimism.
HAE Girl
HAE Girl is a blog about my experiences with Hereditary Angioedema, and Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. HAE Girl is all about being yourself, sharing our stories, laughing at our lives and of course, creating a community of chronic illness fighters to support each other.
Holding Your Spoons
Caregiver perspective on fibromyalgia and CFS/ME and spreading awareness
Homeschool Insights
A family blog: Sharing encouragement and tips for living with Chronic Illness and Homeschooling
Inflamed & Untamed
I’m Sara and I have Crohn’s disease and a rare disease called, Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction. I also had my entire large intestine removed and live with a J-pouch but prior to that lived with a temporary ileostomy.
Inkblots of Hope
Hope is an option, even in chronic illness and other seasons of pain.
Jess’ ME/CFS Blog
A young adult battling multiple debilitating chronic illnesses
Kate the (Almost) Great
A lifestyle blog about writing, blogging, chronic illness, and my millennial life.
Katie Cupcake Life With ME
A spoonie makeup and beauty fanatic, taking life with ME and Fibromyalgia day by day.
Kay’s Adaptable Adventures
Kay’s Adaptable Adventures is a travel and lifestyle blog with a focus on how to travel with chronic illness. Life is challenging; adapt to thrive.
Laughing while you’re crying
A blog about trying to live a positive life, with a rare brain condition called IIH and writing to raise awareness that migraine is more than just a headache. My aim is to help just one person with my story, if I achieve that, then I have done what I set out to do.
Laura’s Pen
A blog about living (and writing) with ME/CFS, Lyme disease, Endometriosis and Fibromyalgia.
Letters to Andrew
I am writing letters to my son as I learn and grow alongside him. I’m finding the happy and funny while dealing with chronic illnesses, postpartum depression, and life after infertility.
Life in Slow Motion
Where life, faith, and chronic pain collide.
Living Grace
Encouragement and inspiration for finding purpose and hope in the midst of life’s challenges and illness.
Living Today Well
As a lifelong “spoonie” I have faced the blank stare of doctors who can’t or have no idea how to help, the glare of unbelieving bosses (and “friends”) and pity in the eyes of those who truly love and care for me. I have experienced both good and bad times, like most of you.

I have fought to recover from nine major intestinal surgeries, ongoing intestinal inflammation, chronic debilitating nausea, Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis, abnormal kidney and liver function, abnormal endocrine function, cancerous fibroid tumors resulting in multiple surgeries finally necessitating a full hysterectomy… and now my new favorite – abdominal cutaneous nerve entrapment syndrome – or ACNES.

I have spent my life adapting my behaviors and activities to achieve a level of normality. And I have been quite successful at times. Other times – not so much. I have learned to be very good at hiding my symptoms and medical issues by slapping on a happy face, and some great make-up! I am sure you have too.

So I decided to start this blog to create a resource to make those days a bit more bearable. A place where I strive to find the nugget of goodness in this sea of negativity; the crumb of information or encouragement that may just help one of my fellow “spoonies.” My goal is to share the lessons I have learned and the methods that help me. Hopefully I will help you, make the most you can out of every day.
Managing Chronic Pain and Overcoming Disability with Assistive Technology
Sharing my knowledge on managing chronic pain and overcoming my disability with the help of speech recognition and other assistive technology tools.