A Letter to My Disbelievers

By Jorie - Dear Disbeliever, As I sit here writing this letter, and as you sit here reading it, you may believe that because I’m physically and mentally able to write in this moment, because I am conscious and communicating well, that it means I’m not in pain, that I have zero symptoms affecting me. … Continue reading A Letter to My Disbelievers

Life with Trigeminal Neuropathy

By Leslie - I am in pain. Severe debilitating pain. I cannot describe it to you. It’s in both sides of my face. It’s like having a severe toothache in every tooth and in the bones of my face. Even my nose is hurting. This all began back in 2014 when I had my bottom … Continue reading Life with Trigeminal Neuropathy

6 Tips For Surviving Holiday Gatherings When Your Chronic Illness Drains You

By Jorie - For some of us, there’s nothing worse than trying to muster up the strength and courage to push through a busy family gathering. Pair that with the holidays, and you have a perfect recipe for disaster. Personally, anxiety tends to be one of my worst companions when I’m trying to make it … Continue reading 6 Tips For Surviving Holiday Gatherings When Your Chronic Illness Drains You