Welcome to River and Quill, Friends!

I’m Callie and I write about the art of survival.  I was diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis in 2015, and lived with pain for a year and a half, and continue to battle health anxiety.

Disease destroyed me, but writing saved me.  Now I’m here to fight back.

If you’re caught in your own battle, you aren’t fighting alone. If you thought you were losing, you aren’t. Chronic disease, anxiety, depression, whatever ugliness that has attacked, doesn’t have to be the victor.  You don’t have to let it. It’s my dream that this blog is a place where we conquer pain with beauty, fear with hope, and desperation with inspiration.

Top Blog Posts

If you want a peek at some of my most popular posts, check these out:

-Why You Should Avoid Suicide and Read this Blog Post

-I Am Not Sick

-Identity Theft

Let’s Be Friends

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Disease isolates us, but as long as you’re here, you are not alone.