Rheumatoid arthritis patient and family nurse practitioner Stefanie Remson shares how she’s managed the feelings of depression, anxiety, loneliness and inadequacy that came with her diagnosis.
“Resisting the messages of the body is exhausting,” says Angie Ebba, a person living with ankylosing spondylitis, fibromyalgia and migraine. “I found myself so tired and in so much pain that I simply had to stop, listen and try to understand what my body was saying.”
I’m not sure which is better or worse: having a disability that is so visible that people stare at you in the street or one that is so invisible that people don’t believe you and accuse you of faking it.
Hi, I’m Maly. I am a single mother and have three children who are 11, 12 and 14 years old. It’s a handful but I have been able to successfully manage my household even with rheumatoid arthritis.
Without opioids, my life is sedentary. By taking my opioids away, my pain management doctor is increasing my risk of obesity, heart disease and disability. Not to mention severe, daily pain.
I wrote this in 2017, when I was 'reclaiming my identity' after years of chronic illness. Today, I am much happier and still discovering the new “me”.
Whenever I struggle to explain the debilitating fatigue that comes with many chronic illnesses, I talk about spoons. Here’s why spoons can help you, too.
Rosemary acknowledges World Mental Health Day and World Arthritis Day 2018 through sharing insights into her life managing multiple health conditions.
The National Disability Insurance System (NDIS) is the brave new hope in disability care in Australia.
Christie Gunther shares the challenges of living with Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and her frustrating road to diagnosis.