Planning in recovery time after losing last summer to Covid-19
Strategizing for success | Taking care of yourself

Planning in recovery time after losing last summer to Covid-19

2020 was a rough year, and I’m recognizing the different pressures I’ve had, many of which were caused or magnified by Covid-19. I’m recognizing that while I’ve managed to do a fair bit this past year, I’m now a bit fatigued and low on energy for self-care as well as resistant to following the routines…

Managing doctor care during this lull in Covid-19
Strategizing for success | Taking care of yourself

Managing doctor care during this lull in Covid-19

I don’t know about where you live, but here in New Jersey, we’re experiencing a decrease in Covid-19 spread. With everybody (over 16) willing to get vaccinated able to get shots, the numbers are going down a bit and it’s becoming time to think about catching back up with Al and my medical care. I’m…

Recognizing my progress, despite the challenges this year has brought
Strategizing for success | Taking care of yourself

Recognizing my progress, despite the challenges this year has brought

So it’s once again time for A Chronic Voice’s monthly linkup. This month’s words are exhausting, exciting, socializing, indulging, and cutting. Like most people, Covid-19 had a large impact on my life, and not always in expected ways. Join me in processing just what changed this year and the lessons I’ve learned from that. Fear is…

Empower yourself by tracking your symptoms!
Strategizing for success

Empower yourself by tracking your symptoms!

Often when getting diagnosed with a new condition or when participating in discussions about certain conditions, you may hear a symptom tracker mentioned. The trackers come in many different forms and styles, but they can be a very useful tool in terms of both getting a diagnosis and checking the effectiveness of a treatment. If…

Disabled Rights: Vote like your life depends on it!
Strategizing for success | Social connections

Disabled Rights: Vote like your life depends on it!

I have participated in every election since I’ve legally been able to. I feel really fortunate to be able to say that. I’m deeply aware of the privledge behind that, not only due to my whiteness, but also because I’ve lived in areas with minimal waits, and my disability doesn’t require any special accomodations in…