January 7, 2020

Hey, y'all! It's Twitch, a Fight Like a Warrior Ambassador.

I have a neurological condition called Tourette Syndrome. This causes me to make involuntary movements and sounds called tics. I don't want to get into much detail about tics and the different types, but if you...

January 2, 2020

Dear Chronic Illness,

     Although you have made my life so hard I wanted to thank you. If it wasn’t for you I would have never found myself. I wouldn’t be the mental health and chronic illness advocate that I am today if you didn’t come and wreck my life.


December 5, 2019

I had spinal fusion surgery this June. The recovery is long and often very boring. I have always been a very active person who enjoys having a packed schedule. As I was recovering (and still am) I often felt very unproductive, like I was wasting time lying around. Over...

November 26, 2019

Gastroparesis is delayed gastric emptying of the stomach, and also known as stomach paralysis. It can be caused by a multitude of things, and often goes hand-in-hand with Dysautonomia and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. Common symptoms are nausea, vomiting, acid reflux, bloati...

November 5, 2019

Over the past six years while battling both my mental and physical health I have learned so many lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life. While most of these lessons took a lot of pain and tears they are probably the most valuable lessons I will ever...

October 31, 2019

Hello! ’Tis I, your friendly neighborhood comic artist, @potsiespoons!

October is a most magical month for me—the changing leaves, listening to my spooky playlist, and talking incessantly about Dysautonomia Awareness Month! It is, as the kids say, pretty darn neat.


October 22, 2019

There’s a disconnect

Between my body and me
It all began at birth
Within a sliver of a moon’s phase
There was a chasm
A bloody, brutal war
Between my spirit and its vessel

I’ve been on a goose chase
For decades since
Eagerly collecting every ounce
Of myself I could fin...

October 10, 2019

We have all experienced pain at some point in our lives.  Many times pain is our bodies signaling us that there is a problem. Usually, the more uncomfortable we feel, the more likely we will be to get it evaluated. 

There are two types of pain: acute and chronic....

September 30, 2019

My name is Chelsea, and I’m your seemingly average 25 year old woman. I say seemingly because there's a catch; I have several invisible health diagnoses that make normal activities difficult. I live with multiple, mild to severe anxiety disorders and other mental healt...

September 27, 2019

I have been an athlete since I was 4, instantly falling in love with softball after one practice. By age 8, I had a set goal and mindset to be a D1 college athlete. Softball was how I identified myself; it was all I knew.

During my sophomore year, I watched my mom batt...

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