This week I’d like to introduce Candice Mes. Candice lives in South Africa and currently works as an Occupational Therapist (OT). She’s walked a long and, at times, very trying road with her health and tells us how she lives well with chronic illness here.
How often do you hear the phrase ‘don’t sweat the small stuff”?
Most heard at a point where you are doing exactly that. And, why? Because all perspective has simply gone flying out the window. You’re juggling too much. You’re in overwhelm. You don’t know which bit to jump on and tackle next.
Small stuff all of a sudden got big.
This week, I would like you to meet Charlotte Wells from charlottedebs.com. Charlotte has been diagnosed with fibromyalgia, chronic pain. ME/CFS and Myoclonic Seizures. She talks here about how she does her best to live as well as she can with her chronic illnesses.
“How I Found a Way to Work Despite Chronic Illness”
To look at me is to look at anyone else.
I look like a typical 40 something with the confidence you would expect of someone who has been in her profession for 25 years. If you are talking with me, you would likely also make the assumption that I hold down a full time job. Like everyone else who looks and sounds a bit like me.
Except, I can’t.To look at me is to look at anyone else. Or is it? Click To Tweet
I share my life with a chronic illness.
This week I would like to welcome Cheyanne from Hospitalprincess.com to the Living Well with Chronic Illness series.
Cheyanne has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Type 3, Mast Cell Disease, Dysautonomia/Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS), Gastroparesis, and Fibromyalgia. The Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is primary, while the others are secondary. The diagnosis that interferes with her life the most is Mast Cell Disease.
“My top 10 countdown for living with dysautonomia and EDS”
It’s been a few years since things went awry with this body of mine. I’ve now got myself to a much better place but it’s taken some effort to work out what’s worked and what hasn’t. So, I thought it was time I took stock and wrote part II of my Goldilocks ‘just right’ plan in the form of my own top 10 countdown for living with dysautonomia and EDS!
So here are the “hits” for your enjoyment…
Please welcome Shawn Bethea to the Living Well series!
Shawn suffers from Ulcerative Colitis and has lived with it for pretty much all her young life (she first started getting sick when she was around 11 years old).