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Welcome to Managing Chronic! If you’re looking for information on how to manage your work life and personal life all while dealing with a chronic illness, then you’ve come to the right place!

Managing your personal life with a chronic illness is hard enough, but adding work into the mix can make things downright stressful! Navigating work with a chronic illness, dealing with paperwork for accommodations, doctors, and insurance companies just so you can have some time off to take care of yourself can drive you mad! I’ve been there. Learn from my mistakes and triumphs. I’ve provided my experiences and research in hopes that it can help you manage and avoid some of the frustrations I’ve gone through.

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Work Life

Learn about ways to manage work life while living with a chronic illness/condition. Whether it’s learning about benefits and accommodations that may be available to you, work from home options, how to increase your focus and productivity and more.

Home Life

Look no further for helpful hacks on how to keep your home life moving while living with a chronic illness.


Inspirational, interesting and educational books, videos, blogs, podcasts or training that you may be interested in checking out.

My Journey

Read about my life-changing journey, how symptoms developed over the course of one month in August 2010,  the numerous doctor appointments, disappointments, frustrations, depression, acceptance, perseverance, and hope.


Advocating to spread the word about chronic illnesses and how they affect our lives. I will be advocating for Functional Neurological Disorders. If you have an event, awareness day, article, or even want to write a guest post about your chronic illness, then please visit my Work with Me page.

About the Blogger

Hi, I’m Sara. I’ve worked in corporate America for almost 15 years, and I’ve worked the last eight years with Functional Neurological Disorder (FND). My FND comes with paroxysmal dystonia, chronic fatigue, brain fog, sensory overload, muscle pain and more. Please see my symptoms page for more information.

Thanks to my FND, I’m only able to work part-time at the moment. In addition to being a part-time career woman, I’m also a mom of two young children and a wife to a real life Kung Fu Panda. FND has definitely thrown a wrench in my life, but I try to live the best life I can given the cards I’ve been dealt with.

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