Chronic Illness

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:

Candida Reece on The Mighty

Candida Reece on FibromyalgiaResources

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:

Dida's Distractions: This is an attempt to help you cope with pain, anxiety, cravings, or anything else you may need distracted from. Simple online games
Distractions as Coping Mechanisms: Tools for Chronic Illness, Mental Illness, & Recovery by Candida Reece, writtenbydida.com

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:

Fibromyalgia

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

My own articles living with chronic illness. Mostly about Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, and Anxiety.

Writings about living with chronic illness, anxiety, & PTSD, as well as current events, addiction/recovery, mental health in general, relationships, parenting, and realistic finance with extreme money-saving techniques.
Tap/click image to visit page

Resources for Specific Conditions

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome- Women’s Health

Autoimmune Disorders on WebMD

Endometriosis Research Center


Art Prints

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.

Art Prints

Social media accounts & sites that are great for anyone living with chronic illnesses.

@50plussuperplus- Tracey

Raina with a Chronic Illness

@gingerjuliet- Chaleece Leckron

Such a beautiful soul with gorgeous red hair, but she's so much more. Beautiful inside and out, she tries to promote positivity to her followers. She has had to battle medical issues & speaks about her condition & many other subjects

Rachel “Nubs” Shroyer

Rachel Shroyer- Wonderfully inspiring person with a great attitude towards life. I respect and admire the way she talks about her accident & the resulting injury.

Wheely Good Time

Mobility aid advocates. In their words- "here to help you flaunt your disabled, sick, ill, spoonie self in style. Because whoever said you're not allowed to be sexy & disabled certainly haven't met you!"

@purplerecovery- My Purple Wellness Journey

My Purple Wellness Journey: A great account to follow if you live in chronic pain.

Chronically Salty

oh_chronicpain

@can_youseemecfs

spoonyourheartout

@millionsmissingstavanger

@xspacerose

crohns_colitis_life

@the_nurse_chronicals

Chronic Illness Humor

@the_invisible-life

Georgia Gatherum

prettyinpinkquotes

Autoimmune_momma

We Are Foundlings

The Road To Wellness

@lisa.ae8

@lottiedrynan- The Tummy Diaries

The Chargimals- Physical and Mental Health Monsters

@this.is.chronic.pain- Chronic Pain & WLS Journey

@chronically_katiep

@lolitamilena

Sara Lombard

@lalaithbr- Lilian Oliveira

@how.u.feeling- Chronic Illness Advocates

@my.beautiful.disaster- Hanna Avery

@crps_chronicpain

The Dancing Spoonie

Things Doctors Say

Maisie Ann Cocozza

Mya- @imarollwithit

Crawford Wellness

Britt- @myelasticheart

Seizures_are_okay_

Lou Obadal- @men_have_lupus

See other social media I follow on the Good Stuff page

For other accounts & sites specifically about Fibromyalgia- visit the Fibro Page

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