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Who Am I Even? The Chronic Illness Identity Crisis Apr 15, 2024

Living with chronic illness is a journey of constant adaptation and evolution, and nowhere is this more evident than for your personal identity.

Identity is not a fixed construct but rather a fluid and dynamic concept that continues to evolve over time, shaped by our experiences, relationships,...

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To Tell or Not to Tell Your Boss Mar 25, 2024

Living with a chronic illness often leads to difficult decisions. One common dilemma faced by those of us with chronic conditions is whether or not to disclose their health status to their employer. While sharing this information with your employer can have both positive and negative...

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Medical Consent: When NO doesn’t mean no Mar 18, 2024

Trigger Warning:

Before proceeding, please be aware that this blog contains discussions of medical trauma, including experiences of feeling powerless in medical settings. These topics may be triggering for some readers. If you are currently struggling with similar issues, we encourage you to...

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Why it’s SO Hard to Budget with Chronic Illness Mar 11, 2024

Living with a chronic illness presents a unique set of challenges, and managing finances is often at the forefront. Budgeting becomes more than just a matter of balancing income and expenses; it becomes a delicate dance of navigating medical costs, fluctuating abilities, and unforeseen...

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Behind Closed Doors: The Harsh Reality of Hospital Vulnerability Mar 04, 2024

Warning: A Compassionate Note Before We Begin

Before delving into this blog, I want to extend a compassionate note to all readers, especially those who have endured illness first-hand. The vulnerability of being sick, particularly in hospital settings, can evoke a range of emotions, from...

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How to go from High School to Career Success (with chronic illness in tow) Feb 26, 2024

So, you're making the big leap from high school to the workforce, and you're doing it with chronic illness in tow. It's a whole new ball game, right? In high school, your folks were probably your go-to advocates, making sure everyone knew about your condition. But now, as you step into the...

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Are You Paying the Chronic Illness Tax? Find Out Now! Feb 19, 2024

You know, it seems like everywhere you turn these days, there's talk about all sorts of "taxes" people have to pay. From the infamous "pink tax" to "ADHD tax," it's become all the rage to discuss the hidden costs we encounter in our daily lives. But here's a question for you: have you ever heard...

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Shocked by Medical Expenses? Here's Why You Shouldn't Be. Feb 12, 2024

How many times have you found yourself caught off guard by unexpected medical bills? It's a frustrating experience that many of us have faced, but did you know that it shouldn't be like that - legally? When it comes to managing a chronic illness, the last thing you need is the added stress of...

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How Chronic Illness Redefines the Meaning of Choice Feb 05, 2024

In today's modern world, we have endless choices. From the mundane decisions of what to wear or what to eat for breakfast to more significant choices like where to live, what career path to pursue, or whom to love, our lives are filled with an abundance of options. We can select from a multitude...

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The Hidden Truth Behind Health Insurance Comparison Websites Jan 29, 2024

In today's complex landscape of the health insurance industry, navigating the myriad of options can feel like manoeuvring through a maze, especially for those of us managing chronic illnesses. Ensuring we have the right insurance coverage is paramount to our wellbeing, which is why many of us...

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Lights, Camera, Cure: How Medical Research Is Ready for Its Close-Up! Jan 22, 2024

It's time to turn the spotlight on the unsung heroes in lab coats, showcasing their transformative power in tackling chronic illnesses. From the $7 billion price tag for ground breaking discoveries, to the star-studded line up of leading research institutions, check out where medical research...

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Is MyMedicare Worth It? – My Honest Review Jan 15, 2024

In late 2023, the federal government launched MyMedicare. In this blog I’m breaking down what it is and giving you my honest opinion on its worth you joining.

What is MyMedicare?

MyMedicare is a brand spanking new feature under Medicare. If you’re not too sure about Medicare you can...

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