I hate to say that I’m used to staying inside my house a large majority of my time (aside from store runs and doctor appointments), but that’s pretty much how it is. I’m disabled, collecting chronic conditions like Pokémon cards, and my life is basically my bed, my bathroom, store for groceries, and a plethora of doctor appointments. I stopped having a social life even while I was still in college, focusing on my work and trying to push past the pain I was in, and lost contact with most of the people I considered my friends afterwards when I got too sick to come visit and hang out.
I have three chronic conditions that are constantly draining the life out of me like an alien parasite is sucking on my life-force. But, I have people that I have to cook for (my dad is a disaster in the kitchen), so, when I’m having a really rough, low spoons day, I need something quick and easy to whip up for supper that isn’t going to wipe me out! I’m going to share some of my go-to recipes with you!
Being mad at my chronic illness is like being mad at an earthquake.
I promise I’m not a Grinch, but I might be skipping out on the Holidays. Don’t get me wrong, I love Thanksgiving and Christmas and I love decorating for them (and will continue to do so in my own home). It’s my extended family that makes it very hard around holiday time. I wrote an article about “Becky” (which is up on my Vocal profile, please check it out), my aunt who is ableist and tends to point out basically everything she thinks I’m doing wrong in my life.
Disclaimer: This is my personal account of my sexuality and my experiences being an asexual person. Your story and journey of being asexual may look different than mine, and that's totally fine! Your story is valid and beautiful.
Due to my fibromyalgia, the cold is no longer my friend. In fact, I hate being cold! Ned Stark can take his winter back and stick it up his butt! But I can continue my angry ranting about the extreme cold later on Twitter. Today, I'm going to give you some tips and tricks I use to stay warmer (or, at least, TRY and stay warm) in the winter months.