REBLOG From Counting My Spoons: Why Don’t We Ask For Help?

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:

Why Don’t We Ask For Help?

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.)

ALT SHIFT X: Lung Transplant Video

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.

From Everyday Feminism: 6 Ways Your Social Justice Activism Might Be Ableist

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.

Definitely share-worthy.

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