Category: Invisible Illness

  • Walk

    Walk

    ************************ It’s been a little while since I’ve posted a comic, and that’s largely because, well … I’ve been asleep a lot. It’s just my usual Chronic Fatigue Syndrome fatigue (which comes and goes and will continue to come and go) and it’s actually lifted a lot over the last few weeks compared to how […]

  • Productivity

    Productivity

    ************************* I have struggled with this a lot since becoming chronically ill, and even more so since the pandemic started. Sometimes I need the reminder. Other safe stuff HERE. If you love my stories and comics, check out my Patreon page. You can support my work and get unique rewards! This comic is available as a print! Along with […]

  • Purpose

    Purpose

    ********************************* Okay, so this one isn’t exactly fluff, but ideally it’s not a downer either. Despite my resolve to post fluff as often as possible through all this, I have been … struggling. My old friend depression has been circling. Which is not particularly surprising, given everything. So if you’ve been wondering why the comics dropped […]

  • Number 4

    Number 4

    I’ve had a fourth miscarriage. I drew journal comics to process the experience. I’ve decided I will post them here. I have written about miscarriage before, (first two here, comics drawn after the third one here and here) and I don’t think I can do it again. Not like that. To do that, you have […]

  • Things To Do

    Things To Do

    ********************************* Ten years ago I was diagnosed with depression (although I believe I had it much longer—from way back in my childhood). I started medication and went to therapy. It took a really long time and lots of two-steps-forward-one-step-backs, but a couple of years ago I reached a point where I didn’t need medication to […]

  • Hello, My Name is Grief

    Hello, My Name is Grief

    ********************************* So I had a third miscarriage. Each time is harder. They add together. The second miscarriage wasn’t only a miscarriage, it was the first miscarriage happening again as well as a new miscarriage. And now this miscarriage is the first miscarriage happening again, and the second miscarriage happening again, as well as a new […]

  • Of Chronic Illness and Unicorns

    Of Chronic Illness and Unicorns

    Life is like riding on a magical flying unicorn. Getting a chronic illness is like that unicorn getting a puncture or losing an engine or something…

  • How to Get a Cat: An Illustrated Guide

    How to Get a Cat: An Illustrated Guide

    For the last couple of years, I have sat at home all day alone. Chronic illness can do that to you. It hasn’t been too bad, really. I don’t live alone, so I have company for non-working hours, and some wonderful friends and family members visit and take me out on my good days. A lot of people with my illness have it much worse. But still. Being alone wears you down. (Even a super introvert with social anxiety disorder and occasional agoraphobic leanings, like me.) So, easy solution, I got a cat…

  • Migraine

    Migraine
  • Impromptu, Not-Funny Thoughts About 2016, Life and Depression. Also Cats.

    Impromptu, Not-Funny Thoughts About 2016, Life and Depression. Also Cats.

    I have seen a lot of jokes and not-so-jokes about 2016 kicking humanity in the tender bits. It’s a bit weird for me because 2016 has been the best year of my life. (So far)…