Letter to Lyme Disease by Kelsey Cone

Letters To Lyme Disease

Dear Lyme Disease, You've been my closest companion and my greatest enemy. You've taken experiences, memories, friends, family, and half of my twenties. You've shown me the pangs of rejection, and the fair-weathered friends to go...
Please Offer Me A Seat

This Week Is ‘Priority Seating Week’ – What Does This Mean?

Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity TFL (Transport For London) announced this week as Priority Seating Week. I imagine you're wondering what this is. Well, last year TFL rolled out the "Please...
Is It Tiredness Or Fatigue

How To Tell If You’re ‘Just Tired’ Or Suffer From ‘Fatigue.’

A common symptom of many chronic illnesses is fatigue. Although this symptom doesn't necessarily cause pain, it can still be crippling. I'll be honest though, it annoys me when people misuse the word. I've heard...
20 foolproof travel tips

20 Foolproof Travel Tips For Spoonies

Public travel is a stressful experience, especially if you live in a busy city or frequently travel internationally. What makes it even more painful (no pun intended) is travelling while having a chronic illness. I...

Here’s How Your Chronic Illness Impacts Your Mental Health

It's mental health awareness week. Every year I see this week pass by but never felt compelled to participate. Honestly, talking openly about my mental health is a very new thing. Before I found...
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How Does the Crackdown on Opioids Impact Chronic Pain Patients?

Over the past few years, my physical health has significantly declined. I used to love being able to sit outside on my patio and read a book with a cup of tea on a...
5 Chronic Illness Warriors You Should Be Following on Instagram

5 Chronic Illness Warriors You Should Be Following on Instagram

I love Instagram. It's a great space to connect with people. I find it especially useful to connect with other people dealing with chronic conditions. Since starting this platform, I have met some amazing...
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It’s Not Just What You See On The Outside

I don’t look sick, I look like a regular 20-year-old girl. No one would ever know that I am in a constant battle with my own body if I didn’t say it out loud....
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Can Fashion Design Be Both Stylish and Functional? (VIDEO)

We all like to look our best. The clothes we wear help us do that. But for millions of people with chronic illnesses and disabilities, it's not always a possibility. Adaptive fashion is helpful...
How to Remember your Medication

How to Remember your Medication in 5 Easy Ways

I have something to confess. I (sometimes) forget my medication. It's hard to admit, especially when you have a serious condition. I mean, it's a no-brainer. If you don't take your meds, your illness...

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