Versatile Blogger Award

I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you so much for nominating me, Mackenzie! Mackenzie, from Life with an Illness, is a fellow spoonie. I particularly enjoy her Midweek Motivation series and I think y’all will agree with me, so go check her blog out!

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[Image Description: The words “The Versatile Blogger Award” in the middle of a rosey pink floral wreath.]

Rules

  • Share 8 interesting facts about yourself.
  • Nominate a few other versatile bloggers.

8 Facts About Me

  1. I started a YouTube channel when I was twelve and kept it going until I was about sixteen or seventeen years old. All of those videos have since been deleted or privatized, as no human being should be subjected to that level of torture.
  2. I’ve been chronically ill for over nine years and only recently learned how to refill my own medication.
  3. It’s in your best interest not to stand between me and a slice of cake. Especially if it’s chocolate or carrot.
  4. I’m one of those people that immediately checks for abs after they exercise.
  5. I really want to get better at applying makeup, but apparently not enough to actually try.
  6. When I was ten years old, I dreamed of being a pro skateboarder. Hate to break it to ya, younger me, but you never even learned how to turn!
  7. If I were a braver person, I would get rid of 3/4 of my wardrobe and start over, only bringing in pieces I 100% adore. I’m also broke, so there’s that.
  8. I don’t subscribe to the idea that you only have to be/do one thing for the rest of your life. I’ve got dreams! They’re multiplyin’…
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[Image Description: A GIF of a scene from the movie Grease. The character Danny is pretending to be electrocuted with the caption, “It’s electrifying!” at the bottom of the image.]

Nominations

I’m going to be that blogger right now and not nominate anyone. *Gasp* Yes, I know, I’m terrible, but those eight facts took me three! hours! to think up and I need sleeeep. “Life is hard,” she types sarcastically.

Is This How Abled People Feel Every Day?

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Photo by Ryan Moreno on Unsplash. [Image Description: A side view of a person with long blonde hair and their arms outstretched. Even without seeing their face, they look free.]

The past few weeks have been hectic around the ChronicallyDannie household. My mom was in the hospital due to her own health issues, which I will not go into detail here because, unlike her daughter, she wouldn’t appreciate having every intimate detail of her malfunctioning body broadcast on the Internet… Although, I will say she was discharged this week and is recovering from her surgery now. Things here are calming down a little bit.

Man, have I missed blogging! The only thing stopping me was lack of inspiration. To be honest, I’m still not at all inspired, but I figured I should stop thinking about blogging and just do it.

If you were a reader of Chronically Dannie around this time last year, you might remember that spring is my favourite season in regards to my health. The arthritis bit with the rain can be a killer, but Chronic Fatigue Syndrome gives me a much needed break. I forgot what it was like to wake up feeling rested. I feel human again! And I’m able to get so much done…

Today, I tossed out the recyclables, brought the basket of clean clothes upstairs, and unloaded the dishwasher. Do you want to know when I was able to do that last? Last spring! I hadn’t taken my meds yet, so I definitely had to rest my heart after all of that excitement, but you guys… Ugh. I don’t even know what to say. It feels nice; that’s all I’ve got.

I know my body won’t keep this up for long. Hell, I’ll definitely be feeling the consequences tomorrow. For now, though, I’m going to enjoy the little time I do have left until Chronic Fatigue and sleep apnea catch up to me once again.

Is this how abled people feel every day?

Bracelets for a Cure: Raising Money for Gastroparesis Research

For those that don’t already know, I have an Etsy shop, where I make and sell beaded bracelets. I knew even before I opened my shop that I wanted to do something to raise money and awareness for different illnesses. I’ve done a couple of fundraisers for Dysautonomia International in the past, raising over $60.

This time, I’ve chosen G-PACT, a nonprofit dedicated to the funding of research and awareness of illnesses such as gastroparesis (GP), Chronic Intestinal Pseudo Obstruction (CIP), and Colonic Inertia (CI). If you buy a bracelet from my Etsy shop before April 2nd, 20% of your purchase will be donated to G-PACT!

Go HERE to shop.

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Graphic made by me in Canva. “Bracelets for a cure! Until April 1, 2018”