ChronicBabe Forum

An online resource for young women with chronic illness

Helping you live an awesome life in spite of chronic illness!


Forum Rules - Please Read!

1. Offer solutions and suggestions anytime you can. We want to build a supportive, positive community. If you're just here to complain, there's no room for that...please take complaints somewhere else.
2. Be nice. ChronicBabes are all about finding solutions, not starting arguments. Respect different points of view - you just might learn something.
3. Please don't use profanity, and we will immediately ban anyone who says anything racist, homophobic or otherwise inflammatory. Got it?
4. If you want to post a photo or two (not 10!) of yourself or something that inspires you, great - but don't use the photo or video section to advertise your business or you'll be banned immediately.
5. Have fun! As with all things ChronicBabe-related, we want the Forum to be a place where you can enjoy yourself, get fresh ideas, meet cool people and connect in a positive way. That will happen because you make it happen, so go for it!


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A few words on thoughtfulness

We are a community, which means there are many of us, all from different backgrounds and experiences. When we talk on the forum, we bring unique benefits - and biases - to the table. Please use care when responding to another member's question or statement; she (or he) may be going through a hard time, or may come from a different perspective. Try to be as factually accurate and respectful as possible, and remember that medical advice from another member should never take the place of a health care provider's advice. XO Jenni


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Welcome to the ChronicBabe Forum! As of today, we have nearly 3,000 members! YES!!! And, we're growing faster than ever. Join the conversation...and be sure to "friend" Editrix Jenni!

If you're brand new to discussion forums, read this first. As you get comfy with our group, personalize your page and add a profile image (even if you want to be anonymous, give us something nice to look at!) You can add photos that will play in a random slideshow (many members already have, and they're great pics!), or videos for other Babes to watch (we have a bunch already!). You can create a Group within the community (maybe on a specific disease, or a goal you have) and you can chat with other members in our chat room (you can participate any time you're logged in.)

Like the Forum? Grab the Badge on the lower right-hand corner and post it on your blog to help spread our message. Because we're so new, there might be little issues; if you have things you would like to see, please email Jenni by visiting PLUS: Please read the FORUM RULES (to the left) before you dive into the conversation. Thanks!

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    ** Disclaimer **

    Babes, we are not doctors. Nor are we lawyers. In fact, we're just a bunch of women (and a few men) who are sick and want to share resources. So please be careful what you do after reading medical advice here. Always speak to your health care professional before trying a new medication, supplement, exercise routine, etc. and its staff are not liable if bad stuff happens to you, and we would hate for bad stuff to happen to you! So be smart, savvy, and do your own research. XO Jenni, the Editrix

    Blog Posts

    Frank Kwabena

    Posted by Phyllis Searby on October 22, 2015 at 6:30pm 4 Comments

    If anyone has received an email message from a Frank Kwabena, it's a scam.  I just looked it up.  Don't answer the email.  He said he had gotten into my "short profile" from ChronicBabe Forum.  How did he get my information?  I thought this site was secure.

    About Me

    Posted by Dorsetartist on October 16, 2015 at 3:21pm 0 Comments

    Hi :-) I am in my late forties, and have CFS and Chronic Pain in my lower back.. Pain tests me in ways I could not have imagined and I am still trying to work out how to paint lying down,(!)

    I am happily married to another chronic pain sufferer and we both have to constantly shift between being sick and being a carer-depending how we both are on a particular day. It is not the easiest.

    Thank God for the internet and knowing that across the globe- (we are in the UK)- millions of…


    Are You For Real?

    Posted by lisa douthit on August 26, 2015 at 5:21pm 0 Comments

    I was recently asked to be part of the #BeReal campaign.  It's all about letting who you are on the inside out in the world.  As someone with an invisible illness, that was a little scary for me but I think it is time we had a voice.  What do you think?…


    Becoming A Warrior Princess - My Diagnosis Story

    Posted by Kymberli Ann on August 14, 2015 at 5:04am 0 Comments

    Ugh.  This just crushes my heart.

    Here's my tale :

    After five constantly sick years being a early education teacher, I found a fantastic career opportunity with my local major health center.  My new position was in registration, working with computers & people, two of the things I'm best at.  I would be verifying identities & insurances, getting signatures for consent, and being an optimistic friendly in the scary world of the emergency department.  I said my…




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