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My Personal Spoonie Hacks

My Personal Spoonie Hacks

These are my personal Top 25 Spoonie Hacks! For those of you who do not know what a ‘spoon’ means should look into ‘Spoon Theory’. Generally, it’s like a recipe, but spoons are symbolizing energy. Do you have enough spoons for the activity you’re thinking of doing? Chronic illness minimizes the amount of spoons you can have on a day, though some days you will have more spoons than normal, or less. It’s all about balancing your use of them. Always…

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My Memory Isn’t What it Used to Be

My Memory Isn’t What it Used to Be

I’ve always had a bad or, at least, average memory. I think that’s one of the reasons I never do as well in academia as I should, considering my intelligence level. This is something I’ve come to terms with. GPA isn’t everything, it’s actually barely anything. But recently, I’ve found that it’s gotten even worse. I’m used to forgetting facts and precise wording. I can’t memorize a paragraph no matter the pressures and I struggle to remember the date. All…

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Journal/Writing Prompts for your Health

Journal/Writing Prompts for your Health

Hello all. These prompts are for mental chewing, writing, journaling, picture journaling, drawing, conversation, or whatever you want. I would recommend journaling, but then again I am a writer. They are meant to be ways in which you can meditate on yourself and see your strengths and positives through your struggles. They are going to be hard questions. So think through them. Hard. And try to be as honest as you can with yourself. You deserve that. Now, go write!…

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The Reality of Doctor Appointments

The Reality of Doctor Appointments

I’ll be the first to say that having doctors appointments all the time isn’t easy. I’m lucky to only have 3-5 a week. I have to travel an hour to get to some of them, but at least I’m not stuck in the hospital on an iv (most of the time). I have only respect for people who are, and who manage to remain optimistic and hopefully happy. But the cancelling of plans and the skipping of class, because I…

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Gambling with a Bedside Pharmacy

Gambling with a Bedside Pharmacy

I got another drug yesterday. This one is supposed to help increase my blood pressure. Yay. My nightstand is a small pharmacy and I have mixed feelings about that. My life has changed drastically ever since I got put on my antidepressants. Both because of side effects and mood stabilization. I feel more clear-headed than I ever have in my life. On the other hand I’m also being bombarded with sickness and tremors and nausea and migraines. I don’t know…

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Remember that Everything is Okay

Remember that Everything is Okay

I woke up feeling bad today. Not an unusual occurrence, but still just as frustrating as always. Grabbing my puke bucket on my way to the bathroom and almost fainting several times on the way. It really starts to wear on me. This nagging biting chill and hopelessness all around me. It’s so easy to fall into a swirl of negativity. Then I find that I’ve been desensitized to everything…even myself. That’s when I know it’s time for something to change….

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