10 People who Blog about Being Ill that You Should Follow in 2018
Over the years I’ve tried to find as much people as possible who blog about being ill. And I have found a few, not really all that many that I could relate to. But overall, there are a couple of these bloggers that I really enjoy reading. So to make it easier for you to find someone who blogs about being ill, without googling for days, I’ve made a round up of my favorites. And I ended up with 10 websites that blog about being ill that you should follow in 2018, because I did in 2017.
For each blog I will give a short explanation as to why I like them so much. And I will add in a link to my personal favorite blogpost of theirs out of 2017. I hope you enjoy.
The Princess in the Tower talks mostly about chronic pain and how you live with that. It also frequently discusses how society handles people with an invisible illness. On top of this she also has a very active twitter account @APainPrincess where she shares great articles and quotes about being ill.
My favorite article of 2017 by her is “The Isolating Loneliness of Chronic Pain & Invisible Illness” because it’s something that I personally experience and the article is really clear on the different reasons why you might feel so lonely. On top of that you don’t feel so guilty for being a bit isolated from the world, because she explains the reasons why very clearly and makes it more normal for you to feel the same.
Being Fibro Mom is a great blog for moms who have fibromyalgia (obviously). But I don’t have fibromyalgia and I don’t have children, and I do find it a great blog follow. It doesn’t only talk about being a mom, but also talks about the more practical side of being sick and the things that you experience. It’s a great place to get tips and tricks on how to deal with being ill. And this is the main reason why she is one of the people who blog about being ill that I love to follow.
My favorite article of 2017 is “How to tell loved ones ‘no’ when you’re just not feeling up to it”. This article talks about how to decline an invitation and how to tell people that you can’t do something. I find it one of the hardest things to do without feeling guilt afterwards. She talks about why you should say no from time to time and about why it is okay to do so. On top of this she gives some more practical tips on how to actually do so.
3. Rumba Detox
Rumba Detox is a blog about Tara’s life with ME. It is a very real and honest story about how she deals with being ill. You really get to know what her daily life is like living with ME. I like the blog because it has quite a positive voice and talks about being ill and dealing with it in a clear cut way.
My favorite article of 2017 was “8 Steps to Get Going in the Morning” in which she details het morning routine. It’s a great guide to finding one for yourself, because routines are oh so important when you are chronically ill.
Brainless Blogger talks about different aspects of being chronically ill, not only the emotional and mental side, but also the physical side. If you are looking for a blog that is more about the science behind it all, but that is still readable and human. Then this is the blog about being ill for you to follow.
My favorite article is not just one article, but it is the “Monday Manual” feature. It is a weekly installment in which she writes about herself and her experiences.
This is, I believe, the first blog I ever found that wrote about being ill that I liked. I must admit that that was a long time ago. But nonetheless it is still one of my favorites. She write about how to deals with having fybromyalgia, Lyme and CFS/ME (all of those bring along similar everyday problems). She writes about the more practical side of it and the more theoretical side. On top of that she has a weekly installment that talks about the things that are going on in the research area.
My favorite article of 2017 is “Why Conventional Doctors fail Fibromyalgia patients (and what to do instead)” where she talks about how to handle it when your doctor can’t help you. I found it incredibly encouraging to read that I was not the only person experiencing a lack of trust in my doctor’s ability to help me. It doesn’t say that you shouldn’t go to a doctor, just that you can’t expect them to be able to help you with everything, because they just can’t.
6. Chronic Mom
Chronic Mom is a blog where you will find many lists and articles about all aspect of being ill. On top of the fact that she posts relatively frequently, she also has good sense of humor that helps you through some of the more difficult topics.
My favorite article of 2017 is “I’m not faking being sick, I’m faking being well“, which talks about the struggles you go through to making yourself seem happy, so that others don’t constantly comment on you being sick (at least that’s why I do it). It also briefly discusses the belief of some people that we aren’t sick at all, because apparently that’s still a thing.
Spoonie Living is a website that basically compiles other resources, articles and posts of professionals and people who blog about being ill. It is a great place to look for more information about everything out there when you are only recently diagnosed. But it is also a great website for people who want to read other people’s stories. And on top of all the compiled information from others it also features great original content.
My favorite article of 2017 was “How to Get “Out” There Without Getting Out of Bed”. In which they do a fun take on the issue of traveling. Because traveling can be a big hurdle to take when you are chronically ill. It is an article that will put a smile on your face and make you rejoice about what the internet can offer.
The Unbroken Smile is another of my favorites that is a blog about being ill. It talks about chronic pain tips, parenting with a chronic illness and about the different types of people that can all be struck by a chronic illness. On top of all of this, it also provide practical tips on how to handle all of it.
My favorite article of 2017 was “Putting On a Pretend Smile With Chronic Illness“. This article also talks about how you have to pretend to be fine, even when you are not. It a good article that shows the frustration that comes along with having to pretend that you are okay.
A Chronic Voice is another blog that is great at capturing what it is like to have a chronic illness in today’s world. It also shows other people’s stories and experiences with being ill and how they live with that. I also like how it focuses on how to live a full life with it instead of only focusing on the bad (something I sometimes tend to do).
My favorite article of 2017 is not just one article this time, it’s actually a series. It’s called “It’s in My Blood” and it tells the stories of different people each living and dealing with being ill in their own way.
Gace IS Sufficient is the last blog on my list of blogs to follow in 2018. It is a great blog that talks about the struggles and doubts that come along with being chronically ill.
My favorite article of 2017 is “How Do You Know When To Call the Doctor When You’re Already Chronically Ill?”
I hope you enjoyed this lists and found some new people that blog about being ill for you to follow. Do you know any other sites that you recommend for 2018? Let me know in the comments.
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