Bertolotti’s Syndrome

Bertolotti’s Syndrome is a very rare and unheard of syndrome. Yet, it is one that seems to be very common.   Basic Definition: “Bertolotti syndrome is an uncommon cause of low back pain, particularly focused along the waistline slightly off to the side, that is often confused with sacroiliitis. Bertolotti syndrome is a diagnosis given…

Back Pain: Arthritis and Extra Bone

I have been having back pain for as long at least 12 years now. At first I thought, back pain? This has to be normal. Everyone my age (I was thirteen at the time) must have it because nobody is showing any symptoms. 

Changing your schedule with Fibromyalgia

Everyone knows how having to make schedules every week is a pain in the ass. However, it is even more-so when you suffer from Fibromyalgia. When I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, the biggest issue I had to deal with was control my schedule in order not to burn myself out. Fibromyalgia requires consistency. I don’t…

12 Things about living through Chronic Illnesses

My last blog post was about, “10 things nobody tells you about Endometriosis.” I decided that this blog post will be a bit similar. In result, I will give 12 things that I want others to know about how I live through Chronic Illnesses. I am hoping this will be informative for those who don’t…

10 things nobody tells you about Endometriosis

March is the awareness month for Endometriosis. In the past, I have told my story on Endometriosis and the surgeries I’ve had because of the disease, I decided to take a new direction in hopes to continue raising awareness.

Massive Disappointment: Avoiding Provincials

  I don’t figure skate or compete like everyone else. Yes, it is nice to beat my personal best scores. But to get a medal? A medal is nice, especially when you do a great program but that’s not why I am in it. I use competitions as an adrenaline boost to keep my body…

Easing the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (also known as PTSD) is a disorder I never knew I could relate myself too. However, after a massive incident, it forced me to realize how real and how critical this mental disorder could impact someone.

Post-Concussion Symptoms nobody talks about.

  Concussions are a traumatic brain injury. What most people don’t realize is the aftermath is the worst part of the injury. This is because of how unwired the brain becomes which leads to some uncommon symptoms that can last a lot longer than ‘just’ headaches. In the past I have been diagnosed with several…

Depression, Suicidal thoughts without wanting to Harm

Bell Let’s Talk is back. It is a day, as you can remember from last year, that is really important to me. Now…I am about to go on a touchy subject. But, it has been one that has been bothering me for a long time. Last year I talked about my struggles with anxiety and…

Bladder the size of a (pee)

  Now, I know I talk a lot about Fibro, Endo, AS…but I rarely talk about having an over-active bladder. Actually, unless you search the website, I don’t think I have mentioned it very often. So…let’s start from new. I was diagnosed with an over-active bladder about three years ago in 2015, right around the…

Being an athlete with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

  So, today it was (rumoured) that a top athlete (Montreal Canadiens Goalie: Carey Price) was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome back in November. And from all the websites, posts, media etc., everyone was making fun of the illness and saying it was from “Carrying the team on his back,” etc. What people don’t realize….