Let’s end the stigma of mobility aids!

I slowly began to hate using my walking stick, crutches, walking frame, and wheelchair - I failed to invest in my comfort and sense of self-expression because I was living in a state of denial. I didn't WANT to think of a future with mobility aids; it felt like I would be giving in.

A Chronic Perspective of Relationships

"How have your disabilities affected your relationships?" To understand how my relationships have been affected as a result of my disabilities, it's important to understand that my conditions have caused a shift in my relationship with myself. Chronic pain is difficult - the constant struggle to get through the days, some easier to navigate than [...]

Gene me up Scotty

Hello Blooms, Firstly, I wish to take a moment to thank the individuals who reached out and said such positive things about my last blog post, Journaling and Riding the Depression Wave (w/ exercises). Secondly, you'll be pleased to know storm Doris has come to an end and it goes without saying I am beyond [...]

Bloom’s recommended – Letter to Pain Management — tearydawn

I don’t know how to articulate my feelings and experiences in the small amount of time that we’re allotted. I wish I could take you home for a few days to see exactly what my life is like and what I go through. It’s not obvious in a half hour appointment where I’m simply sitting […] [...]

The EDS Chronicles: Fearless Christianity – praying upon the sick and vulnerable

Hello Blooms, I first off want to thank you for the positive feedback I received on my last blog post. It was one regarding the exploitation of disability - and yet again I am here to call out those who are doing just that. Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is a genetic condition causing a defect in [...]