Dear Blood and Platelet Donors, First of all, Thank You. Thank You for your life saving donation. Without you, many people would not be alive today. Myself being one of them. Everyday 1,000s of people donate blood or platelets. Some people donate both. What I have found is many of those people don’t truly… Continue reading A letter to Blood and Platelet Donors from a Blood and Platelet recipient.
Let’s be real, anxiety is a Bitch. There is really no other way to put it. Anxiety likes to take your life into its hands and gain full control. It makes your stomach hurt, your heart race, and your head spin. At times it makes you feel like the world is closing in around you.… Continue reading Let’s talk about Anxiety.
Hi! 👋🏼 I’m Gabbi! I recently realized I haven’t formally introduced myself yet here on my blog. I figured to make it a bit more personable, I would answer a few questions so you can get to know me a little bit better. Here we go. How old are you? I am 20 years old.… Continue reading Who am I?
The Good Days and The Bad. One thing about having a chronic illness is I don’t get to control it. I feel like this becomes apparent when I have my good and bad days. For me this has been one of the hardest things to deal with. I can never plan ahead because I don’t… Continue reading The Good and The Bad
3 words. Idiopathic. Intracranial. Hypertension. Never heard of it? Yeah, neither had I till I got diagnosed with it back in June of 2015. IIH, also known as Pseudotumor Cerebri, is a rare neurological condition in which the pressure in your head builds up due to an excess amount of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) around… Continue reading Pseudowhat?
The New Year. 2017. Wow. I can’t believe another year has flown by. It feels like just yesterday I was just standing in the middle of the street in my neighborhood setting off fireworks and here we are a whole year later. This New Year’s is going to be far less exciting given that where I… Continue reading Cheers to the New Year!
One thing I have learned with having chronic illnesses/chronic pain is that every hospital stay is different. With most of mine they are never planned and they end up becoming a “let’s hurry up and pack stuff together” situation. Usually it is random stuff that gets thrown in a bag and you just hope and… Continue reading My Hospital Essentials.
Since today is Thanksgiving I have decided to reflect on what I am thankful for. Focusing on what I am thankful for living with a chronic illness. To begin, I am thankful for my friends, those friends that have stayed with me through the bad times. When I was younger my mind was always set… Continue reading Things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving
Emergency Rooms. My 2 least favorite words. I like to call myself a professional patient. So trips to the emergency room are a frequent occurrence for me. Through my many emergency room visits I have found that emergency departments aren’t equipped to help those with chronic illnesses or chronic pain. The doctors don’t seem to… Continue reading Emergency Rooms.
Simple. I used to have a great memory, I could remember names, faces, addresses, paragraphs, I used to even be able to remember multiple lines for a skit I was a part of. The key word in the last couple sentences was used to. My memory isn’t that great anymore. My brain has been affected… Continue reading Why The Brain Fog Chronicles?