General Health


I need compassionate people in my life

As a Chronic Illness Sufferer, I Need Compassionate People In My Life

It’s tough living life with chronic illness. It’s even harder when the people around you aren’t compassionate. I’m very grateful that my family and close friends understand me. Sure, I was never the social type. It might seem like it when you meet me, but in reality, I am much happier at home. I’d rather stay in my sweats all day watching Netflix than go out. I’ve missed birthday celebrations and other get […]


I just want to sleep

Tick… tick… tick… I can hear the rain against my window. I can hear a random car pass by. My eyes are heavy so I close them. I pull my blankets high. Tick… tick… tick… I lay on my side, hand under my head with a pillow in between. Tick… tick… tick… it’s 1:45 in the morning. I’ve been in bed since 11. I just want to sleep. Tick… tick… tick… I […]


When the tables turn and it's not you feeling unwell (Part 3) @ CoffeeHeartMind

When The Tables Turn and It’s Not You Feeling Unwell (Part 3)

If you haven’t done so, I suggest reading the earlier parts to this series. Part 1: His symptoms Part 2: At the Hospital     When the tables turn and it’s not you feeling unwell: The Outcome The moment of truth… The nurse came back and said that his test results came back great and that he’s allowed to leave!! YESSSSS!!! I immediately called a cab to take us home. His mom […]


When the tables turn and it's not you feeling unwell (Part 2) @ CoffeeHeartMind

When The Tables Turn and It’s Not You Feeling Unwell (Part 2)

So you may remember the first part of this series where I spoke about the entire week leading up to this. All of Mr. J’s signs and symptoms were there: the fever… the fatigue… the low blood pressure. If you haven’t read the first part, you can read it here. I suggest you do. 😉 On the way to the ER I called his work to let them know that he wasn’t coming […]


When the tables turn and it's not you feeling unwell (Part 1) @ CoffeeHeartMind

When The Tables Turn and It’s Not You Feeling Unwell (Part 1)

Today, I’m going to be sharing with you all an event that occurred just a little over two weeks ago. I usually write about my experiences with my health, but today’s post is different. I feel that the title is very fitting. Note: I have permission to write this LONG and detailed post.  I’m usually the one that feels unwell in my family… …and as much as we all hate it, we’ve […]


One young woman's health journey

One Young Woman’s Health Journey

My life as a spoonie-from the beginning. I was 17 years when all my problems first started.  I have pretty much stumbled through life, struggling in one way or another with some form of illness. I think my spoonie life first started when I was actually around 2 years old.  My mum told me I was under a consultant with suspected precocious puberty.  I had to have MRI scans and tests as […]


I want a big family but my health won't let me

I Want A Big Family But My Health Won’t Let Me.

I’ve always wanted a large family. Ever since I was a little girl, I dreamt of a large close-knit family. I loved the idea of having 3-4 kids; I’ve always wanted them close in age as well so that they will have a strong bond. I dreamt of creating family traditions. But my health won’t let me. Okay… okay… maybe my health didn’t NOT let me. It didn’t necessary tell me “No, Chelle. […]


How to grow old without getting sick

How to Grow Old Without Getting Sick

How to Grow Old Without Getting Sick Many people believe that growing old goes hand in hand with frequent trips to the doctor, along with a gradual loss of memory and the ability to learn new things. They’re afraid of aging because they think they’ll become a burden on society. Is this a fair generalization? From a statistical standpoint, getting older does increase your risk of chronic disease, including those associated with […]


What is a spoonie?

What’s A Spoonie?

As a fairly new blogger with a focus on chronic illness, I want to find those who can relate to what I write. I want to find others who I can connect with. I want to connect with those who can help me help others. So I started searching on social media. I searched all the hashtags that I could think of! I looked for chronic illness, mental health, physical health, and other variations […]


FeatureFridays - 4 ways to soothe a colicky baby

4 Ways to Soothe a Colicky Baby

Parents… we’ve all been here, right? Our baby who won’t stop crying no matter what we did. It’s worrisome, really. All I thought was “Okay, you just woke up, I just changed you and you’ve been fed and burped. What’s the matter?! Why are you still crying?” Maybe they were colicky, maybe they weren’t. According the BabyCenter, Colic is uncontrollable crying in an otherwise healthy baby. Your baby is considered colicky if he’s […]


definitionofhealth

Why I Have A Different Definition Of Health

I am so excited to introduce our #FeatureFriday blogger! Margaret Stuart from Margfit.com is a fitness enthusiast who is passionate about helping others achieve their fitness goals. She dropped by the blog today to share with us her definition of health while being chronically ill.   Why I Have A Different Definition Of Health   I am currently in my last semester of college, finishing out my degree in Public Health and in […]