Tips for Cooking with Chronic Pain and Illness. | Photo by Nicole via Flickr.

Tips for Cooking with Chronic Pain.

One of the most difficult things about living with chronic pain and illness is that life must go on no matter how terrible you feel.  We must eat, drink, and have shelter – these things are fundamental requirements for living.  (Along with coffee, yes?)  Yet, those of us that are chronically ill know that cooking with […]

Diagnosis Number Three: Lupus. | My Meena Life.

Diagnosis Number Three: Lupus.

Three chronic illnesses?  Lupus? This is starting to get out of hand. In November of 2015 I began suffering from debilitating pain while living in Germany.  This pain, along with other symptoms, has made it very difficult for me to function normally. Going to the doctor in Germany (several doctors, actually) turned out to be less than helpful, […]

Me vs. medication as a chronically ill person.

Me vs. Medication.

I hate taking medication. I always have, even when I was just a child with a cold (that syrup was nasty).  Yet, as someone who has (so far) accumulated two chronic illnesses, taking medication isn’t really optional at this point.  I’ve been on so many different medications already: anti-inflammatories, corticosteroids, anti-malarials, anti-depressants, muscle relaxers, and […]

Osteoarthritis Stole My Wedding Ring.

My fingers started swelling for the first time about two and a half months ago.  I didn’t really notice at first – I just thought the cold German weather was to blame for my hands being slightly red and uncomfortable. After a long winter day in Munich, Mr. Meena and I returned to our hotel […]

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