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, […]

What You Don't See in My Travel Photos. | My Meena Life

What You Don’t See in My Travel Photos.

I became more than a little bit obsessed with traveling shortly after we moved to Germany.  Unfortunately, the arrival of my sudden wanderlust coincided with a diagnosis of fibromyalgia.  I had already been dealing with various health issues due to early onset osteoarthritis, but figuring out how to deal with a lot of pain while living […]

The Mental Strain of a Chronic Illness.

Recently I joined a small group called “Deutsche to go” in order to improve my German speaking skills.  On the day before my first meeting, I found myself suffering from mental strain in the form of intense dread.  I didn’t want to go.  Not because I was lazy or too busy, but rather because I’d be […]

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