I know I talk sometimes about unique dolls. I am fascinated with them & of course am a kid at heart.
Recently a special friend joined me on my journey.
Tomorrow, you’ll find out how I came to cross paths with her.
This reblog comes someone I deeply respect & admire.
She runs our Chronic Illness Blogger Network & sometimes gets us some things to review or a little something in return for a sponsored post.
She also has gotten us into an organized group of our own to toss around ideas. I really enjoy the people I’ve met as a part of it.
On top of this, she cares deeply about the other bloggers she knows & can relate to the struggles of chronic illness.
Julie Ryan, thank you for reaching out to me & asking me to join the Chronic Illness Blogger Network. I have learned so much & have had my creativity challenged which is always a good thing.
Julie’s blog is really excellent. It’s called Counting my Spoons. This month I’ll be featuring some of Julie’s content & posts I’ve found extremely insightful & helpful.
I hope you will too.
Here’s the first:
This was especially applicable for me to read because I’ve always struggled with this. I’m almost too stubborn & self sufficient at times, when I really shouldn’t be. But I really love what Julie explored in this post. So much of it resonated with me.
I bet it will with you, too.
(Photo credit: Photo taken from Julie’s “About Me” page.)
I really like this video.
It’s a good quick primer of a lung transplant.
It also talks about chronic rejection. It does all of this in layman’s terms.
I think it helps those who may be supporting people going through a lung transplant understand this whole journey better without being too technical or with a slew of medical jargonese.
One of my transplant friends had this article posted to her social media page.
I actually really like it & think it makes so much sense. It also explains the damage that ableism does in really succinct & practical ways.
It’s by no means a complete list, but certainly is a relatable one.