I’m blown away Stacey Chapman at https://fightingwithfibro.com awarded me The Disability Award. You have to check out her site, here’s the original award post, https://fightingwithfibro.com/2019/04/27/the-disability-award/ Her sunny personality welcomes you with every post, she’s informative, topics are fresh, up to date and she reviews products we might be interested in. She is very knowledgeable. Following her is a must.
As part of my nomination, I choose other Disability Bloggers to give this award to. They are as follows:
Wendy at simplychronicallyill.wordpress.com
Patricia at https://patriciajgrace.wordpress.com
Colly at https://dopaminequeen.com
Alyssia at https://fightingmsdaily.com
Mackenzie at lifewithanillness.com
Robert at https://robertmgoldstien.com
Gavin at https://sedge.com
Nominees: Please answer the questions, choose your own nominees and develop your own set of questions. Stacey’s questions are so good I’m going with her’s. Display the award badge.
What was the first sign of your illness?
My chest and right clavicle starting hurting and would not go away for months.
What is your worst symptom and how do you cope with it?
Whatever it takes, pain meds, a nap, meditation, looking at the flower garden, put feet in the pool, letting them float.
What one thing about you has changed as a result of your struggles?
I understand people with all types of disabilities better.
What words of advice or encouragement would you give to someone else suffering?
Accept it, embrace your illness as part of your daily life and work on what relieves your pain.
Name one good thing that has come out of having a chronic illness.
What one thing do you disagree with that is widely accepted as true about your condition?
If you can’t see it, it’s not real. This holds true for mental illness. Invisible illnesses are many times stigmatized by those who do not understand and don’t care to learn.
If you could change only one aspect of your illness, what would it be?
There was a cure.
Name the one thing that works best for you for symptom relief.
Pain meds, opioids do work. Addiction is a fact of life for some and it has to be managed.
Based on your experience, what is one thing that you would tell someone newly diagnosed with chronic illness?
Take a deep breath, gather information about your illness without going overboard, write your questions down, look for answers but at the same time work on you. You have to take charge of your illness and your pain relief. If your doctor doesn’t understand your pain, find another doctor.
Why did you start blogging?
To grieve my granny in 2005.