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When Illness Moves in Like an Uninvited Houseguest
Jennifer del Castillo
Struggling to Decide Whether or Not I Should Park in a Disability Space
What It Was Like Growing Up With Psoriasis as an African American Woman
3 Ways to Increase Arthritis Awareness This Month Without Spending a Dime
Stories Related To Our Cause
Woman Transforms Scars From Crohn's Disease With Beautiful Rose Tattoo
Nicola Fletcher covered large scars on her bottom with a beautiful rose tattoo.
Why 'Remission' Is a Misleading Label
In this writer's opinion, the term "remission" is misleading and needs reconstructing. Here's why.
When Chronic Illness Makes It Difficult to Feel Cheerful During the Holidays
Jamie Jasinksi discusses the difficulties of being happy and cheerful during the holidays because of her health struggles with rheumatoid arthritis.
5 Truths About a Chronic Illness Warrior's Medical Leave
Elaine Wiley shares several truths about what it's really like for someone with a chronic illness to take medical leave.
Who Is the Gatekeeper of the Information Shared About My Child's Health Condition?
A mother of a child with a chronic health condition shares why it is important her son be the one who makes the decisions about what, when and how information
It's Complicated: My Relationship Status With Remission
Hayley Payne discusses the difficulties of knowing what to expect in remission from Crohn's disease.
Finding the Magic of the Holiday Season in the Present With Chronic Illness
Krista Petrosino explains how she is learning to find the magic of the holiday season in the present, rather than in the past or future, as someone with lupus.
Total Knee Replacement: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Efstathia Koliopoulos describes the good, the bad and the ugly of having a total knee replacement due to rheumatoid arthritis.
10 Ways to Love Yourself When You Live With Lupus
Raquel Dozier shares several ways to love yourself even if you battle with lupus.
The Lessons I've Learned While Being My Wife's Caregiver
He began to see the realities of his wife's illness on their second date, and this is what he's learned since then.
How to Care for Yourself When the Stress of Current Events Feels Overwhelming
Carrie Holley-Hurt shares self-care tips for people with chronic illness to use when the stress and pressure of current events feels overwhelming.
When Lupus Made My Hair Fall Out
Her hair began to fall out due to her lupus, and that's when she decided she had a choice to make.
When I Realized I Wasn't Getting a Chemo Graduation Certificate for My Lupus
On her last day of chemo for her lupus, this writer didn't get a chemo graduation celebration like the man next to her.
Please Don't Judge a Lupus Warrior's Health Choices
Racquel Dozier asks people not to judge or criticize the health choices of those with lupus.
Selena Gomez Perfectly Explains What So Many Feel About Their Scars
Selena Gomez shares how she came to terms with her kidney transplant scar.
When You Can't Control Your Illness
We often can't control our illnesses, but this is what we can do.
When I Find Myself in a Seasonal Depression Because of My Health
Living with chronic illnesses, she's had to make some tough health decisions, which has resulted in occasional seasonal depression.
Why I Was Thankful to Be Diagnosed With Crohn's Disease
Jessica Caron explains why she was thankful for her Crohn's disease diagnosis after years of being undiagnosed and untreated.
Dear Chronic Warriors: We Need to Stop Comparing Our Illnesses
Elaine Wiley discusses the importance of not comparing illnesses or competing with one another in the chronic illness community.
Why You Should Stop Apologizing to Your Doctor
This writer caught herself ending an email to her doctor with an apology, and then realized she has no need to apologize.
How I Lost My Patience With Rheumatoid Arthritis
A woman diagnosed with seropositive erosive arthritis shares how she lost her patience with the illness but learned to later practice mindfulness.
How I Overcame Feelings of Jealousy After My Lupus Diagnosis
A woman diagnosed with lupus shares how she overcame extreme jealousy and learned to not let it consume her.
Why I'm a Grinch During the Holidays, From Someone With Lupus
A woman diagnosed with lupus shares why she turns into a Grinch during the holidays.
How I Help My Chronic Illness and Lower My Stress During the Holidays
Looking for a way to help balance the holidays, stress, and your chronic illness? Check out these five ideas that may help!
Lessons I've Learned While Supporting My Son With Crohn's Disease
While supporting her son with Crohn's disease, this writer has learned a lot about being a caregiver.
My Favorite Superheroes Wear White Coats and Scrubs
She grew up in and out of the hospital as a sick child, and it was then that she realized who the true superheroes of our world are.
Why I Don't 'Accept' My Chronic Illnesses
Amanda Pratt explains why she doesn't accept her chronic illnesses.
How to Enjoy the Holidays When You're Chronically Ill
While preparing for the holiday season, don't forget to take care of yourself and your health during the busy season.
How to Cope and Thrive While Living With Lupus
Wanting to live the best quality life possible, this writer found five ways to help her cope and thrive while living with lupus.
My Letter of Gratitude to Those Who Support Me on My Journey With Chronic Illness
Elaine Wiley writes letters of gratitude to various people who help her through life with rheumatoid arthritis in honor of Thanksgiving.
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