Chronic Illness and Stigma

To Rest or Not To Rest? A Humorous Introduction to Spoon Theory

Ah, the age-old debate. One of the biggest struggles of dealing with a chronic illness is figuring out how far is too far. Should I push the boundaries of what I think I can handle, or should I take a page out of the book and rest? To be honest, there really isn't a tried… Continue reading To Rest or Not To Rest? A Humorous Introduction to Spoon Theory

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Chronic Illness and Stigma

Stigma in Conversation #1: Assumptions

I was sitting with two of my very good friends at McDonalds the other day, and while we were pouring over our notes studying for an exam, I excused myself to the bathroom where I promptly threw up. Disgusting, I know. After I had cleaned myself up and returned to where we had been sitting,… Continue reading Stigma in Conversation #1: Assumptions