Category Archives for "Chronic Life"

Here you will find all my posts on life with a chronic illness

Spoonie Gift Guide: My Summer Survival Kit Items

Summer Survival Kit, ChronicallyHopeful
This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Gift Guides

You could think of this post as a type of spoonie gift guide if you have a chronically ill friend you'd like to bless. I'm really excited to share some great items I've been using this summer and thought it would be a good time to share them now so that if you have Amazon Prime, you could take advantage of some amazing savings if you do your shopping this week because Prime Day is starting on Monday and lasts for 36 hours! 

I know this isn't a sales website, I don't often do these types of posts, but I love shopping on Amazon due to the convenience and the huge range of items available to me without having to leave my bed and I would like to share these great items with you if they might be beneficial to you or somebody you love - taking advantage of a massive sale event like Prime Day is just a bonus!

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Living With Multiple Chronic Illnesses – A Day In The Life Of Laura

Interview Day In My Life, multiple illnesses, BLOG
This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series A Day In My Life

In this interview series we feature the stories of chronic illness warriors around the world, we shine a light on various chronic illnesses and the amazing humans who deal with them daily. The aim is to raise awareness as well as celebrate the ways in which our fellow warriors overcome the limits placed on them.

Today I have the privilege of sharing Laura Morningstar's A Day In My Life interview here on Chronically Hopeful. Laura is a warrior who battles against multiple chronic illnesses daily. She has a lovely blog where she writes about health and fitness, books, family, music and more. 

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Reassessing My Condition, Setting Realistic Goals

Time to reassess my condition ME cfs, ChronicallyHopeful

It's time for another personal update. Time to reassess and set realistic goals. This month has been so much harder than I anticipated. Somehow I imagined that summer would bring better health and more energy along with sunnier days and warmer temperatures, but it hasn't really. I have spent so much time in bed!

Despite this, there have been some exciting things happening here. Exciting for me anyway, not sure anybody else would define it as such! Haha... 

  • I got new glasses and prescription sunglasses (or was that in May?)
  • I got back into painting after a month off (slowly but surely...)
  • I made a few crafty things while in bed, to brighten my room (will show off soon!)
  • My parents bought us a bunch more mini cacti which I love! (see photos below)

There are many little things that have brought a smile to my heart even though I have been quite weak and flaring lately. It's important to focus on and cherish those little blessings that we so often overlook in the chaos of everyday life. Cultivating an attitude of gratitude. It really makes things easier to handle even if it will never cure our ills or heal our pain, it can certainly make life more pleasant!

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Jennifer Cannon on Faith Through Illness: Hemiplegic Migraine

Guest Interview on Faith through Illness, Jennifer, Hemiplegic Migraine
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series Faith Through Illness

Welcome to the second interview on Faith Through Illness.  In this series we will meet a variety of Christians from around the world, people who all struggle with different chronic conditions.

We will hear from them how their faith has been affected by their health and how the Lord gets them through it. Their struggles and their victories. 

I hope you will find these stories as encouraging as I do!

Today I'm sharing Jennifer's journey of faith. She has a great blog called "The Frozen Mind" where she writes about life with chronic illness, more specifically migraines, she shares her faith, favourite books and more!

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Chronic Fatigue Syndrome – A Day In The Life Of Hailey Hudson

Interview Day in my life, CFS, BLOG
This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series A Day In My Life

Welcome to my first guest post in this new series where we will explore the impact of chronic illness and disability on our daily lives. Illness can have devastating effects not only on our own lives and bodies, but also on those closest to us.

Despite this, you might be surprised to find out just how resilient and courageous people with chronic conditions are. We weren't really given a choice in the matter, we have to quickly learn to adapt in spite of harsh conditions. I hope you will enjoy this series and perhaps even learn a few tricks on how you might improve your quality of life.

Day In My Life, Hailey Hudson, CFS

Today I have the privilege of sharing Hailey Hudson's story with you.

Hailey is a 19-year-old published author who freelances as a voiceover artist and is the site coordinator at a charity that tutors refugee children.

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