Caty on Chronic Illness, Daily life

Doing anything HURTS fibromyalgia

Doing literally anything like: cleaning, laundry, going to the doctor, going to the dentist, cleaning the kitchen, showering, and just everyday things HURTS fibromyalgia.

Today I went to the dentist, had therapy, took a bath, folded laundry, and now my pain HURTS.

Fibromyalgia makes doing literally ANYTHING a million times harder. It’s so frustrating.

I am sure anyone with a chronic illness can agree that doing anything hurts like hell.

But like my Mom always says: “it hurts like hell but it won’t kill you.”

Living with any chronic illness is frustrating.

Slowing I am learning to accept my chronic illnesses: fibromyalgia and rheumatoid disease.

Some days I accept it better than others.

Today I am having a hard day. I feel very sad because I am hurting so bad.

Living with any mental illness or chronic illness is challenging.

You have to learn a “new normal” because once you get diagnosed with a mental illness or a chronic illness, “normal” is never the same again.

I am still learning my “new normal” with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid disease.

I hope you all join me on my journey❤️

Thank you for reading❤️

I love you all❤️

-xoxo Caty❤️

Caty on Chronic Illness

Four Sayings You Should NEVER Say To Someone With Fibromyalgia

Four Sayings You Should Never Say To Someone With Fibromyalgia

1. “You are too young to be disabled.”

Actually, no I am not. I may be 21 years old but I have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia and rheumatoid disease. Obviously I am not “too young” to have major chronic illnesses that has changed my life forever. So no, I’m not “too young” to be in unbearable pain.

2. “Just wait till your my age. Then you will truly feel pain!”

I can’t stand for more than 2 minutes. I use a wheelchair. I am applying for disability. I am in unbearable chronic pain, every minute, of every day. So actually your “getting older” pain is NOTHING compared to someone who has been diagnosed with a chronic illness.

3. “You are so young! You can do things again.”

Yes, I am young. But no, I can never do theatre, golf, or singing standing up again. I can’t stand for more than 2 minutes at a time. Because if I stand for more than 2 minutes, my back will give out and I will start to cry because I am in severe pain.

4. “Have you tried exercise?”

Yes and it makes everything worse. I used to do physical therapy but I would hurt so bad afterwards I would come home and cry. I would be in pain for days after. So yes I have, but I can’t.


If someone you love has a chronic illness, THERE IS NO CURE.

Just be there for them and love them.

We don’t need your advice, just love and be there for us!

-xoxo Caty❤️

Caty on Chronic Illness, Daily life

Five things from Amazon that has helped me with my chronic illness

Today I am going to be sharing five things you can buy on Amazon. These are all things I use daily that can really help chronic illness

1. Heated blanket

This one is great for your legs or back! It’s great and I use mine everyday. My cat loves me to. So every time I use it, he sits in my lap. My cat and I give it a 10/10 🐱

2. Arthritis gloves

These are great when you have pain in your hands. I crochet a lot so that hurts my hands. But my hands always feel better after I use my gloves💖

3. Neck and back heating pad

I LOVE this one! Heat helps my pains sooo much! But if ice helps your pain I would say get an ice pad. I use this neck and back heating pad ALL THE TIME! 5 stars! 10/10! I completely love it❤️

4. Tents unit

These are great for wherever your pain is. You can spend between as less at $15 and as much as $100. It really numbs my pain and helps me a lot❤️

5. Shower chair

If you are like me and it hurts you to stand. I would say get a shower chair. I couldn’t take showers for the longest time because it hurt me so much. Now I love taking showers in my shower chair❤️

I hope you guys enjoyed this! Thank you so much for reading! I love you all!

-xoxo Caty❤️