I’ve Been Nominated For The Disability Award

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.

None

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.

 

 

 

40 Comments »

  1. Congratulations on your nomination for this award! You are ALWAYS so kind and inspiring, so you deserve this award! I am so glad I was going through my spam folder because for some unknown and crazy reason this ended up in it. I also want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for nominating me for this award. I am honored you thought of me for this award!!

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  2. Congrats on your well-deserved award! I loved reading your answers. I think your advice – to work on accepting and embracing your illness and work on what relieves pain – is excellent. Hard to do, but definitely worth it, though I see it as a constant work-in-progress. And absolutely the thing about ‘if you can’t see it then it’s not real’ is beyond infuriating! I’d also love a cure, wouldn’t that be swell 😉
    xx

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    • I need to take my own self care advice, I’m the worst. I actually subcribed to a monthly subscription box targeted at self care/self love invented by a Therapist. I received my first box today and plan to do a post on what I received and a follow up on what I actually did for myself. Thank you for the kind words. Have a great week.

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