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39 Things to Do Instead of Watching TV When You Have a Chronic Illness

I know all too well how easy it is to become a professional couch potato when you have a chronic illness. And sometimes that is literally all you’re capable of doing. But other times we may be doing it out of habit, and it can get boring at times. Here are some other fun alternatives …

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More Proof that Functional Movement Disorders are Real and NOT “All in Our Head”

You have no idea how excited I am to share this news! There’s further evidence that shows Functional Movement Disorder (FMD), a subset of Functional Neurological Disorder, is very much real. Studies have now shown FMD has a biological aspect, and there are functional and structural changes in the brain. This means that FMD is …

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Surviving the Holidays When You Have a Chronic Illness

I don’t know about you but I can easily get carried away by the holiday season and overdo it. With the shopping, mailing cards, meal prep, decorating, wrapping presents, family gatherings, and holiday parties, it can take a lot out of you even if you’re well. I am feeling the fatigue just looking at that …

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7 Mistakes I Made While Working with a Chronic Illness

I’ve been living and working with a chronic illness since August 2010. It hasn’t always been easy, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. The biggest lessons I learned happened when I relapsed after a three-year remission. My relapse started while I was on maternity leave, but I didn’t realize anything was wrong until …

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Working with a Chronic Illness? Here are 8 Things You Should Know

When I entered the corporate workforce at age 22, I was a healthy able bodied individual who worked hard for my money. Then at 28 I became very ill with a condition that took me six and a half years to get a diagnosis. In the meantime, I was still trying to work as hard …

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Returning to Work while Chronically Ill Check-in Survey

Has it been about four to eight weeks since you’ve returned back to work after being out on extended leave? If so, that’s fantastic! Maybe you were out because your illness was recently triggered, you had surgery, your chronic illness relapsed, maternity leave or another reason. Whatever the reason, welcome back to work! How’s it …

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My FND Journey Part III: The Relapse – Denial and then Acceptance

About six weeks after the birth of my second child, I started to relapse, and I went into major denial about it. At first I thought I was having a few bad days because the temperature went up to 70 degrees in December 2015. I was thrilled I could take my kids outside to play …

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My Symptoms of Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)

Hi There! I decided to share my symptoms in case you were curious about FND or if you’re searching for answers regarding your own symptoms. By the way, if you do have similar symptoms, I’d love to know! I’ve only met one other person who had very similar symptoms to me. Below are three different …