These two beautiful and inspiring poems by Pamela Jessen will help recharge your hope and freshen your perspective when battling invisible illness.
In this rare illness spotlight post focusing on Diffuse Ideopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH), Pamela Jessen explains what it's like living with the condition, what symptoms to look for, what other conditions it's often mistaken for, and how this rare disease is diagnosed.
Discover the complexity of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, a common comorbid condition of Fibromyalgia, EDS and ME/CFS. In this article you'll learn how it's diagnosed, what it's symptoms are and the most current treatments and medications prescribed to prevent flares.
Acts of creativity and creative hobbies can reduce stress, distract from pain and provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment. There's a wide variety of things you can do to get those creative juices flowing, even when you're bedridden. Not sure what to do or where to begin? Check out some of these great suggestions from ZP Contributing Author Pamela Jessen.
It's not always easy to be grateful for a body that struggles because of chronic illness, but it's important to remember it's not your body's fault! Sometimes, we can even find things we want to thank our conditions for helping to nurture within us. Join Pamela Jessen as she recounts the many things she can still thank her body for on this Fibromyalgia Awareness Month!
Great news for people with dyspepsia, gastroparesis and other delayed gastric emptying conditions: Testing now comes in the form of a no fuss SmartPill that can be tracked throughout your entire digestive system while you move on with life. No probes, gowns or anesthesia necessary!
There are many benefits to pet therapy for people with fibromyalgia and other spoonie conditions! Learn all about how having animals in your life--from pet therapy to everyday pets--can benefit your health and lower pain levels in this fun and informative post by guest author Pamela Jessen!