Hello my friends! I know I've been neglecting you and for that I'm sorry. The funny thing is, during the summer I mostly felt crappy, and therefore didn't feel like blogging. And then so far this fall semester I've been feeling pretty great, and so haven't really felt like blogging... But here I am. Back … Continue reading Of Ulcers and Life
Last month my normally indomitable dad got real sick with a bad chest infection. In the first case, this man who seems to exercise just as much as he sleeps, rarely gets sick. In the second, when he does get sick he usually gets over it real fast. This time that didn't happen. He had … Continue reading It’s Hard Work Being Sick
This month has been rough, no doubt about it. It seems to be the winter from hell, as far as germs are concerned. Since the semester started a month ago, I've had two separate stomach bugs, a strep and sinus infection combo, and now a cold. And it's not just me--my family members and schoolmates … Continue reading 100 Little Things That Make Me Happy
The start of a new year is great right? You watch the ball drop, raise a glass, make resolutions--all that good stuff. January first comes around each year and you feel a sense of a fresh start. You look back on the previous year and see how far you've come; you look forward into the … Continue reading The Chronic Illness New Year
"Invisible illness" is a term you see thrown about a lot these days, but have you ever wondered exactly what it means--how an illness can be "invisible?" Well if so, good. You're in the right place, cuz I'm about to explain. Or try to at least. See these two good-looking sisters? Pretend for a moment … Continue reading How Can an Illness be Invisible?
Good can come from even the hardest experiences in life. Here are 11 positives of living life with chronic illness.
Today is a perfect day to talk about chocolate. Why? Well isn't every day? We Macfarlanes take our chocolate seriously. Two of my dad's great loves are chocolate and wood working, so a couple years ago he decided to combine the two and make himself a "chocolate chest." When he first told me the purpose … Continue reading The Chocolate Chest Theory
Yesterday was a pretty good example of how unpredictable life can be when dealing with chronic illness. I expected my Monday to go as follows: Get hand lump cut off by Hot Doctor Get allergy shot with mother Come home and write a post about getting hand lump cut off Do some chores Go to … Continue reading The Unpredictability of Chronic Illness
A poem written about living with chronic illness by either a very talented five-year-old or a very mediocre 22-year-old poet. Either way the message is important despite lack of poetic genius.
Whenever my world is too much; whenever I am sick of being sick, tired of being tired or feel lonely and out of place; whenever I yearn to explore and escape--I go back to Harry Potter.