Chronic illnesses affect 6 out of 10 adults in the world, according to the CDC. They can range from easily-manageable, to terminal. Some are visible, some aren’t. Many of them involve pain, and other symptoms, that can make life very difficult. My intentions for this page are two-fold..or maybe three-fold? Brain fog is preventing the correct word, and while I could just wait for it to pass, or come back and edit this later- I’d rather just be real. In addition to what you see on this page, I have blog posts about living with chronic illness, so please take a moment to go to the Menu near the top of the page & select Blog Posts to scroll through them. I have all kinds of graphics about chronic illness. I call them Dida-isms, and they, too, can be found in the Menu. I’ve also written for both The Mighty and FibromyalgiaResources. You can find those writings here:
This page is for those with chronic illnesses to have somewhere to:
- Find support and writings about living with chronic illnesses to help you feel not so alone
- Get helpful tips and links to informative articles that are realistic ways of managing your illness
- Send friends and family to learn about living with chronic illnesses to increase their understanding
If you are in pain and need a distraction, here are some resources for you:
I am adding links and information as quickly as I am able. Please send me an email if there is a specific condition you want to know more about, and I’ll do my best to get those resources added quickly.
Condition-specific pages I created:
My own articles living with chronic illness. Mostly about Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Anxiety.
Resources for Specific Conditions
Tap on the Fine Art America Logo to Shop my merch
Two ways to shop- by design, or by item. If you know the item you want (mask, t-shirt, phone case, etc.,) just choose it from the Fine Art Menu and it will show you all the designs available. If you want to see all items for a specific design, click on that design, then click on any item, and it will bring up the rest. All designs created to go on any background color, just check if it says for light, or dark colors, to make sure you are getting the best design for the color you choose.
Social media accounts & sites that are great for anyone living with chronic illnesses.
The Chargimals- Physical and Mental Health Monsters
@this.is.chronic.pain- Chronic Pain & WLS Journey
@lalaithbr- Lilian Oliveira
Things Doctors Say
For other accounts & sites specifically about Fibromyalgia- visit the Fibro Page