I’d like to share with you some chronic illness-related things that I’ve found helpful over the last few months.
Many days, the misery from all the pain and other difficulties associated with chronic illness can be overwhelming! This TED talk by Dr. Amit Sood discusses simple habits that can help us keep things in perspective and find time to appreciate the good things that still happen in spite of the illness.
I’ve had a ton of smoothies lately thanks to a jaw pain flare-up. The other day out of boredom with the usual fruit flavors, I remembered that molasses exists! Here are the recipes for two of my current favorite smoothies: Molasses & Malt Smoothie Ingredients: milk (about 1 cup) malt powder (about 1 Tbsp) olive… Continue reading Two Molasses Smoothie Recipes
So, when your TMJ pain starts to get better, but you’re still too sore to do a lot of chewing, what can you eat? I’ve shared what I eat at the “easy-chewing” and “medium-chewing” stages of a TMJ pain flare-up below. The really nice thing is that once you can do some chewing, it is… Continue reading Soft Foods for TMJ Pain Flare-ups: Part 2
Every now and then I have a really bad flare-up of pain in my jaw joint, aka TMJ pain (the “TMJ” stands for “tempromandibular joint” which means the jaw joint). The only way to get it to calm down is to avoid chewing for awhile, and then gradually work up to foods that require a… Continue reading Soft Foods for TMJ Pain Flare-ups: Part 1
One of the reasons I like having a blog is that I never know when I’m talking to friends and family how much they really want to know about hypermobility. Different people seem to want to know different things, and it’s really hard for me to explain how hypermobility is affecting my life on the… Continue reading Explaining Daily Life with Hypermobility