Talking About My Illness Doesn’t Make Me Negative

‘Behind every exquisite thing that existed, there was something tragic’ Oscar Wilde The above quote will be tattooed on me someday. I love it and I love Oscar Wilde. I also thinks it rings true for my life, especially my illness. I don’t see my disability as a tragedy or something awful now, but when…

Bricks on my Chest: Costochondritis

I’ve dealt with costochondritis for about sixteen years. When it first happened I thought something was seriously wrong. The pain was awful, so I went to see my GP immediately. Was I having a heart attack? Had I cracked a rib? What the hell was going on inside my chest? Costochondritis is caused by an…

Chronic Illness and Feeling Like a Burden

I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, about my life, my contribution, the burden my chronic illness has on my loved ones. I know I’m not the only person suffering from a chronic condition that feels this way but since it’s been on my mind, I thought I’d discuss it.  Of course my partner…