Momentum Issues: An Update

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Content Warning:  Depression, Suicide, Self-Harm, PTSD I’ve learned a lot of things during this hiatus. Among others, it has finally locked down for me the fact that I probably do deal with depression.  It just doesn’t present in the same way for me that it has for many of my Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness: Lacking a Manual (Part 1)

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Chronic illness is hard. Strangely enough, that is actually something that needs to be said. In the first world we are trained to expect answers.  Honestly, I think that this training is part of why chronic illness is so hard to deal with – both by the people living with Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness as a Caregiver: Don’t Burn the Whole Candle

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  Being a caregiver for someone with a chronic illness sucks. There, I said it. Watching someone you know and love live in constant pain, or watching them slip away from themselves and who they’ve always been is a battle in and of itself. Nothing can prepare you for watching Continue Reading →

Chronic Illness Part 2: The Daily Grind of Pain

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Note:  This post is about chronic pain from my perspective and written through my experience with it.  I know that this will not cover everyone’s experience.  Additionally, there should definitely be content warnings.  Chronic life involves everything from PTSD to depression to tremendous anxiety to… Chronic pain isn’t a single Continue Reading →

April 6th 2019 (Twitter Thread on Disability and Consent)

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CW: Disability, Consent, Ableism, PTSD A thread I read yesterday got me to thinking about my interactions with people in the outside world – especially on the bad days. Specifically, to the different ways people respond to various mobility aids and my particular flavour of broken. See, there are good Continue Reading →

Dire Straits (not the band)

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**EDIT 11/12/19** Catastrophe averted. And we are ever so grateful. If you follow us on Twitter, you may already have seen that Mister Tea and I are currently attempting to avert a catastrophe. I’ve read a couple of articles and Twitter threads in recent months about how being poor has Continue Reading →

12/28/2020

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What feels like eons ago (Thanks for that, 2020), I decided to try a new strategy for dealing with work.  It had been suggested by a couple of my Twitter mutuals, including some of the ones who share my issues with chronic pain. The suggestion was that I should try Continue Reading →

Tea in the Time of Coronavirus (Covid-19)

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For weeks I’ve been inundated with emails from companies we work with on a variety of levels, from the people we get herbs from, the people we get pens from, some of the places we acquire tea, banks, insurance companies, payment processing… …all trying to reassure. In some cases I Continue Reading →