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When Mental and Chronic Illness Collide

A Spoonie's Journey

The Spoon Theory

You may see a lot of references to "Spoonies" on my page.  A spoonie is someone who an illness, which is a term from a post by Christine Miserandino. You can find out all about the Spoon Theory here.

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I have white privilege.  I have it in every way shape and form. I am a white woman, living in the nicest part of town, in an overwhelmingly rich and white city in Southern California consistently ranked on the safest... Continue Reading →

What is success?

I have the habit of comparing myself to other people.  All. The. Time. Five years ago, I set out on getting my Master's in Psychology.  I finished my program, got my license to be an intern therapist.  I was working... Continue Reading →

What is me?

It's been a really hard few days with my dysautonomia and EDS flaring, migraine free mostly thankfully. Lots of super emotional things, like finally saying goodbye to a 5 year relationship, being told that I can't be associated with anymore... Continue Reading →

When Everyone Told Me I Needed to Take a Day Off

It would be amazing to take a day off.  To not deal with everything going on in my head.  To not be anxious and not be stressed and not be a hot mess all the time (and this is one... Continue Reading →

What to do When Your Support System and Foundation Crumble

You rebuild. Because you are a Warrior. You are a mother fucking tigress Warrior Princess Zebracorn. You have 9 lives and you always land on your feet. Pick yourself up off the ground and be the Warrior you know you... Continue Reading →

The Day I Got My Genetic Testing Results

I called a few times a week past the expected four weeks of testing after my blood was drawn to see if the results were in yet. Finally, I got a “Yes, they are in.” There was a but though….... Continue Reading →

Hope

Hope. When I have nothing left in me, when I have no more spoons and no more energy and no more tears to cry, I have hope.

When the Geneticist Says She has to Ask the Lab…

Yes, that's me. I'm the person who requires the 100-year-old geneticist, with all of her experience, to have to call the lab with a question about the result. Why?Because I'm a damn zebra unicorn.  Because I can.   Because it's me.... Continue Reading →

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