10 Random Thoughts From My Bed

[Content Warning: There may be adult content and triggering subjects in this post. Please read with caution if you have triggers related to your mental health or are more sensitive to adult topics.] I'm largely bedridden post-surgery which gives me a lot of time to think, so I am going to write down some of … Continue reading 10 Random Thoughts From My Bed

Chronic Pain: A Free-Form Poem

A life of chronic pain. A life of chronic pain means constantly having to cancel plans or explain why I am not enthusiastic being around people. Irritability. With every step, I cringe, blinking back the tears that I am trying to hide. Eight, Nine, Ten level pain. I shut my mouth and lie when people … Continue reading Chronic Pain: A Free-Form Poem

When My Anxiety Acts Up

Here's another mini-post, under 500 words: I am a person who suffers from both depression and anxiety. Sometimes one triumphs over the other. Sometimes they both overwhelm me, rendering me somewhat useless. That's just the way mental illness goes. The symptoms and effects are not something you get to choose or control. You can handle … Continue reading When My Anxiety Acts Up