About Alexis

My name is Alexis and I’m a 32 year old female living in Burlington, Canada (west of Toronto). I suffer from a multitude of chronic illnesses, including but not limited to: fibromyalgia, scoliosis, depression, & anxiety (sigh!). I have only recently begun to consider myself in the “disabled” category, but refuse to allow that label to define who I am and what I am capable of.

I’m a passionate, mostly introverted, hard working student (currently in school studying to become a Registered Holistic Nutritionist), with my head up in the clouds at times. I’m a middle child (think what you want!) with two amazing brothers, as well as very supportive and caring parents, fiance and friends.

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I love staying active with long meditative walks in nature, hot yoga, co-ed volleyball, and downhill skiing. I’m an avid reader and love getting suggestions for new books from my monthly ladies’ book (and wine) club. I also love visiting with my nephew Grayson and niece Mila – they makes me smile, laugh and love more than I thought was possible.

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My objective, and hope for this blog is to educate others and increase awareness around chronic illness.

Because I have been struggling with these chronic health issues for over 20 years, and I am still young, I’m hoping to use my blog to get in contact with others in a similar situation, young or “old”, to chat, educate each other, and just be a comfort for one another. It can be a lonely life living with chronic health issues, and I want you to know that you are NOT alone and I most likely understand what you’re going through. I would also love to reach out to the family, friends, and colleagues of those suffering, to help them better understand this incredibly detailed and confusing topic.

I’m hoping to create an open dialogue for those of us suffering from chronic disease, whether it be chronic pain, chronic fatigue, depression, anxiety, and the list goes on. I want to create a community of support and encouragement so that nobody feels alone anymore. There are many, many others out there suffering just like yourself.

Over the next few months and hopefully years, I’d like to publish posts about living with chronic pain, fatigue, and depression, as well as chronic illnesses in general. I plan to write about topics, including but not limited to: working with a chronic illness, diets, the Canadian (and possibly American) health care system, doctors, relationships, stigma of chronic illness, exercise, support groups, types of treatment, disability insurance, jealousy towards “healthy” individuals and schooling.

My mission (as my dad would say): take it one day (sometimes one hour or one minute) at a time. Everything will work out.

Thanks for stopping by! Looking forward to connecting with you!

xoxo Lex

PS. I would love to hear from you! Please feel free to contact me via email at tanner.alexis@gmail.com, by commenting on a post, or sending me a private message through this site.

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17 thoughts on “About Alexis

  1. Pingback: Please welcome Alexis to WordPress :) | All Things Chronic

  2. Hi Alexis! Welcome to WordPress. I myself am doing the same as you are. I’ve only been posting for a month. I hope that you follow my blog here ‘Rick’s pain and medical marijuana chat site’ , as soon as that happens, I can follow you back.

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  3. Looking forward to your blog! I am a 50 year old mom with grown children. I too am a middle daughter sandwiched between two brothers, avid reader and introvert. I have suffered from chronic migraines for almost 20 years, anxiety and panic attacks, and have recently been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. Currently adding yoga to my routine. Best of luck to you.

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    • Hi Tricia – thanks so much for stopping by and reading! We are quite alike, regardless of the 20 year age gap. I’m sorry to hear you’re in a similar situation as I. I find yoga helps, as long as I leave a day in between for rest. Hope it works out for you! Best of luck to you as well 🙂

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    • Io sto usando un traduttore come io non parlo italiano 😦 Spero che questo viene fuori bene!
      Così felice di sentire il senso del Myer si sta aiutando pure! Ho iniziato 4 mesi fa e sicuramente ha un po ‘migliorato i miei sintomi 🙂

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