Pleasant Living Through Chronic Illness

Educating the world about what living with chronic illness is like

Learning to be a Gracious Receiver

Learning to be a Gracious Receiver

I know that it’s an odd title, but trust me, I’ll explain it. I’m also writing this article because of the way chronic illness can affect our lives.

Part of the issue is we live in a society that puts a lot of pressure on people, and sometimes, unreasonable expectations. You hear it everywhere. “You need to participate in this charity cause.” “To give is more than receiving.”

It seems to me that society is greedy. Yes, I know, I said something controversial. But let me explain.

Society only cares about you giving what they want you to give. If it’s something different, it may not be as acceptable in their eyes. Continue reading

Is There Such Thing As Coincidence?

Is There Such Thing As Coincidence?

Is there such thing as coincidence?
No, I don’t think so.
There are too many times when things have happened,
Things least expected, but needed,
So, I can’t say that it’s coincidence. Continue reading

People Come Into Our Lives for a Reason

People Come Into Our Lives for a Reason

Invisible illness, in many ways, provides opportunities, whether we realize it or not. We get to learn things we’d never thought we’d learn. We’re opened to controversies. We see things in a whole new way, and often it’s dramatically different from how the average person thinks.

But that’s not the only interesting things. We’re introduced to people we’d never though we’d meet, and it’s all because we’re ill. Continue reading

We Don’t Loose Dreams With Chronic Illness

Hey, everybody! I just wanted to say that I’m proud of this next guest post! This is an article I wrote for Wear, Tear and Care.

Jennifer is a kind person. I highly encourage checking her blog out. Continue reading

What I Would Have Been

What I Would Have Been

“The world goes on, my friends have moved on.
They graduated and went to college.
They got married and had children.
And they have the money to do so.”

“Where am I? What are my finances?
A bill has come, not for amenities or utilities either.
No, I owe my doctor money.”

“Others in my shoes struggle as well.
Whereas they could have lived a life of luxury,
They now live a life of poverty.
And why?
Because of the medical bills.”

The cost eats up everything.
There is less you can do.
There is less financial freedom.
And you’re needs are never met.
Because something always eats it.

A test to be done,
A procedure to be done,
Supplements and pills to take.
Your doctor says you need to diet,
To eat his special diet food.
Where is they money for that?
Because you had to pay to get some labwork done.

But you have to spend out of pocket,
Because treatments in the medical world aren’t working.
You’ve had to go natural,
And that’s expensive.
It’s all out of pocket now,
But you have no choice;
How else are you going to get better, otherwise?

You gamble and spend $1,000 on a treatment,
You hope it will work.
Others have had success with it.
But it doesn’t work for you.
Or you try it, and you don’t have the money to continue,
Because expenses add up,
And you wonder,
“How can I give anything a try with all these expenses?”

Your friends have moved on,
You’re much older now,
And you still haven’t moved on.
You’re stuck in life,
Not living, just existing,
Wondering when you can finally move on
And have your life to.

Alternative Medicine and Lyme Disease

Hey, everyone. I just wanted to make a quick announcement. My second guest post is now listed on Lymeology. I know a lot of you have seen it already. But if you haven’t, here it is!

Here is the link:


World Of Money

World Of Money

The world is made of money.
People need money to go.
People need money to succeed.
Money is the King. Continue reading

A Sense of Humor During Chronic Illness

I want to announce to everybody that my first guest post, the Importance of Keeping a Sense of Humor, has been posted on Julie Ryan’s lovely blog Counting My Spoons.

Go ahead and check it out, and while you’re there, check out Julie’s blog. She has a lot of wonderful ideas, and I believe that you can learn a lot from here.

Without further ado, here’s the link:


Chronic Illness Makes You Broke Part 2

Chronic Illness Makes You Broke Part 2

If you haven’t already read part one, I suggest you read it. We cover material in there that is needful to understanding part two.

So by now you see that expenses can easily add up (I’m assuming that you’ve read part one). And that’s not everything that may need to be spent. Often times you don’t get your needs met. Continue reading

Chronic Illness Makes You Broke Part One

Chronic Illness Makes You Broke Part One


There is a lot to say when it comes to the world. But when it comes to the world, I think that there’s one thing that everyone can agree on: most everything is money driven. Continue reading

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