Today is National Doctors Day. Those of us living with chronic illness know how important the role of our doctors is to our health. Sometimes, though, just like chronic disease itself, it can be difficult to know how to prepare for a doctor’s appointment—when there is only so much time to tackle all of the … Continue reading “National Doctors Day: Making the most of your appointments”

Sleep Awareness Month: What is Narcolepsy?

Posted on March 23, 2017 by kerri

Last year, I read my friend Julie Flygare‘s book, Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy—I did not know a lot about narcolepsy, and learning through Julie’s first person perspective certainly helped things make more sense to me. Julie is a fierce advocate for raising awareness of narcolepsy, a neurological disorder that causes excessive sleepiness … Continue reading “Sleep Awareness Month: What is Narcolepsy?”

I am Multiple Sclerosis

Posted on March 6, 2017 by Gerry

Hi, my name is Multiple Sclerosis. You know me as a chronic disease that affects the brain and spinal cord. I don’t really like that name or title so let’s stick with MS for short. I can cause a variety of symptoms, which include: – Changes in sensation – Visual problems – Weakness – Depression … Continue reading “I am Multiple Sclerosis”

National Nutrition Month and Chronic Diseases

Posted on March 2, 2017 by kerri

Good nutrition is important for everyone, but if you have certain chronic diseases, like diabetes, cystic fibrosis, or celiac disease, or food allergies, good nutrition can be even more important, and sometimes a greater challenge. March is National Nutrition Month, and today we’ll be taking a quick look at just some of the many conditions … Continue reading “National Nutrition Month and Chronic Diseases”