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A Silly Poem for People with Chronic Illness

Hello spoonies and friends!
Please enjoy this silly lyrical poem about my trusty heating pad and the pain relief it brings me.
I bet some of you can relate, and hopefully you'll have a chuckle or two.


An Ode to My Heating Pad

Oh, heating pad,  your warm hugs ease  my aches and pains. I need your healing squeeze When my feet get cold, or when I get one of my migraines.


From arthritis to subluxations, you've nursed me through. When I find my muscles tied, I cuddle up to you. It's so nice and toasty, with you by my side.


Due to my poor circulation, I'm often very cold. When my thyroid acts out, you are too hot to hold. Still, you know I'll be back,   it's your gentle hugs I'm mad about.




So what did you think?  Did it make you laugh?  I hope so :)

Are you a heating pad person, or and ice pack fan?  I'd love to know!  Leave a comment!!

Wishing you Healing Hugs And Hope

The Mascots of Chronic Illness

Have you ever heard of the yuru-chara?
If you haven't... They are mascots Japan created for places, industries, and events both public and private.

The idea was to boost tourism, and although the goal wasn't quite achieved, people around the globe have fallen in love with these goofy, adorable characters.

They have a mascot for just about everything.
So I got to thinking... What if there was a mascot for Chronic Illness? What would a Chronic Illness Mascot look like?  What traits would this mascot have?

Well, I am proud to announce that I have worked diligently on behalf of the chronic illness community to create a number of mascot suggestions.

Introducing, THE The Sensory Overload Ostrich
When it is all too overwhelming and you can feel absolutely everything (and all of those everythings hurt), your chronic illness mascot is the Sensory Overload Ostrich.

If this bird gets too overwhelmed he buries his head in the sand and says "Nope!" "not today."

It is …