TransplantationNov 25, 2020
“My daughter was close to kidney failure, and when I heard that, she didn’t have to ask me, I told her that I would donate a kidney.”
My biggest fear before donating was that they would take the kidney and put it into my daughter’s body, and then it wouldn’t work. I was never nervous about the actual surgery or the recovery afterwards
MSNov 20, 2020
Living life one nap at a time!
I start every morning with four alarms. After snoozing my third alarm, I usually lay in bed, …
MSOct 9, 2020
Tantrums and Toddlers and Flares, Oh My!
I have MS, and I acknowledge this fact. This disease is debilitating, and some days I question how I can power through this at all. But, nothing trumps having to parent during these times.
CancerSep 25, 2020
Fine. It’s a word I’ve come to mostly despise. As in me posting my 30th chemotherapy session on Facebook, and a friend from college commenting, “It will be fine.” I called my best friend sobbing; “Of all of the things that having poison pumped into your veins for the 30th time isn’t, it’s fine.” (By the way, that was 25 chemos ago…)
IBDSep 18, 2020
The call of disease
The call you will likely hear resound when illness comes is a battle cry. Fight. Beat. Kill or be killed. I heard this cry when disease came my way and I yelled back; “War.” I fought through. I muscled on. I battled. I steeled against. Put on a brave face
Substance Use DisordersSep 1, 2020
Orexo and Lyfebulb Announce the Finalists and Jury for the 2020 Innovation Challenge in Substance Use Disorders
The Challenge recognizes Patient Entrepreneurs with solutions that aid successful, long-term recovery from alcohol and opioid use …
Mental HealthAug 28, 2020
Exercising With Chronic Illness
Exercising is a little different for anyone living with a chronic illness. Some workouts trigger flare-ups in autoimmune conditions, while others cause discomfort or pain. Sticking to a regular routine is also difficult due to the many challenges brought about by one’s condition.
Substance Use DisordersAug 19, 2020
Why You Should Stay Optimistic During the Big Rona & How I Am Using My Sobriety To Stay Positive
“The service industry, as we know it, is changing before our very eyes. Fine dining restaurants have …
Substance Use DisordersAug 13, 2020
Lyfebulb Presents: A Conversation On Addiction & Recovery During COVID-19
Join us for an informal, chat-style discussion between two Lyfebulb community members in recovery, Rebecca Rush & …
TransplantationJul 31, 2020
A Therapist Who Works With Chronic Illness & A Patient Too: My Transplant Journey
I am a Marriage and Family Therapist associate in California, and I work with teens, young adults, and career professionals who are working through issues surrounding anxiety, depression, self-esteem, personal development, and relationship issues. But my true call to action is the work I do with those living with chronic illness.
Mental HealthJul 24, 2020
5 Ways to Help Loved Ones Understand Chronic Pain
Sometimes one of the most difficult things about the experience of living with chronic pain can be feeling that your loved ones don’t understand. Even when loved ones mean well and want to be there for you, sometimes they simply can’t fully ‘get’ what you’re going through.
IBDJul 17, 2020
Black Lives Matter in the IBD Community, Too
In recent weeks, months and years, we have witnessed far too many hate crimes toward our Black brothers and sisters. It is not unknown to us that many Black bodies have been tested upon without fair pain medications, expected to endure tremendous suffering in the name of science.