Happy New Years! Invisible Not Broken A Chronic Illness Podcast Is Looking For Guests

Welcome to a new year of invisible not broken it's actually are going on our second year for the podcast and the blog.

So I have a big ask for the new year

I am looking for new people to interview.

You all have been so amazing and supportive and I'm so grateful for international audience. So I'm asking for people from other countries different Healthcare Systems to send me a note see if you want to come on the podcast and talk about your experiences having chronic illness or disability in your country. I'm also looking for experts in chronic illness and disability such as disability lawyers, pain clinic doctors, and other professionals to deal with research legal issues or really anything else that would be helpful and informative for everyone to listen to.

Send us a direct message through our guests section on the website. By the way I am writing this entire blog thanks to you talking to Google this is all done by Voice thanks to a dislocated shoulder. I assume you will all forgive me for any misspellings because I do not have the energy to edit this today and I want to get this out so thank you.

Happy New Years & Thank You From Your Chronic Illness Podcast Invisible Not Broken

It has been a bit of a wicked month and I had not been as on top of things with the podcast as I should be.

Yesterday I checked our analytics and 5K downloads this month!

Have I said thank you yet?

Thank You!

Some of you are kind enough to comment or message me about how much this podcast helps you. I will take this moment to cheese out. You guys help me too. Knowing you guys are listening and finding the podcast helpful enough to share, that means so VERY much to me.

Thank you again. Stay tuned in there are a lot of exciting new interviews and panels coming your way this season.

If you have any panel ideas or ways I can make the show better please comment below.

Have a kind, gentle, and BAD ASS New Year.

What Is Your Distraction?

What Is Your Distraction?

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I spend an insane amount of time in bed. The last few weeks I have had a knee and right after two hip dislocations. My covers have accepted me as one of their own.

So far my coping mechanisms have ranged from adoring drag queens on RuPaul Drag race(I am convinced Bianca could get my hip back in with an arched eyebrow and a "Not today Satan.") a marathon of Being Human the UK edition and reading Auntie Mame. These, of course, are my distractions but for one of the four fuzzy loves that keep me in a close approximation of sanity, this little girl selflessly spends the day snuggled next to me allowing me to pet her belly for hours. 

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EDS Hip Dislocation Photos From Bed and the Cutest Baby Animals

EDS Hip Dislocation Photos From Bed and the Cutest Baby Animals

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What do you do when you end up bedridden?

One of my disorders is called Ehlers Danlos. It makes my ligaments into uselessness. Very minor bumps or even standing can cause a dislocation that can keep me in bed for hours to months. I do have my fan club of puppies and kittens (if fan club means studiously ignoring) and AMAZON Prime full of Jane Austen movies and Dr. Who episodes.

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Notes on Grieving

Invisible Not Broken might go through some changes as infant as it is. I always wanted this to be a forum for people going through shit. Shit that's not always visible. I wanted people to take a minute to realize everyone's start point isn't in the same space.  

So I'm talking about grieving. Buckle up because you might see a lot of this kind of post. I also hope to ad an interview soon. 

My uncle is dying. It is not always a good thing in my family to advertise sad, bad, mad, or anything that might make you look like the wounded gazelle (warning this is my feelings only for anyone who is related to me screaming at their computer, just my perceptions). I am feeling VERY wounded gazelle. One of the best men I have ever known inexplicably grew a brain tumor.  

I am too sick to drive to see him. My mother is close and needs to be up there so when she goes I need to stay here to make sure my father is ok, fed, and cared for. But I am loosing one of the last people who just accepted who I am, weirdo, living out loud, never able to keep a thought inside, and all.  

I am learning today that wine might not be the best thing. 

Making comments on Facebook posts are making me feel less lonely. 

Talking about it is making me feel VERY lonely. 

That I am really great at coming up with entire conversations in my head that will never happen. 

So until next week  

Be so very kind. Never forget to be gentle. And stand with the iron spine everything has given you and be a damn badass. 

Damnation pussy kittens {Invisible Illness}

Damnation pussy kittens {Invisible Illness}

Then she said, "Damnation pussy kittens" Ok....I need some context. "That was your grandmother's favorite swear word." If there is a better way to start a Friday morning I can't think what it is. The pussy cats, by the way, was to soften the god damn it. Oh, I miss her so much and hopefully, she will forgive her swears like a sailor granddaughter. Thank you Susie!

Icute kitten photos taken by Monica Michelle for Kitten 911

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