My good friend Genevieve and I were chatting last Friday night as both of us were at home due to ongoing battle with pain. I watched out the window as couples and groups of people gravitated towards the free Bluegrass concert that was held on our town’s Greenway. I longed to be one of those… Continue reading #1daywithoutpain – what would you do?
“Do one thing, every day that scares you”- Eleanor Roosevelt. I thought about this quote this morning as I woke up excited yet nervous about the week of returning to work after a 2 month medical leave. “This was it!” I thought, “This is the week that I will work all the kinks out and get back to… Continue reading Who is this body?
I am starting off this blog feeling rather speechless. Speechless because for the first time in my life I don’t have an answer or a plan that I am satisfied with. All of my answers depend on a shady source that doesn’t have a good track record in being dependable. And although I am… Continue reading In the Pursuit of Balance
They say the key to happiness, sustaining our lifestyle and managing pain is to simply pace ourselves. We have all been in a place in our lives where pacing our actions would benefit us. Whether it be because we had the flu, were pregnant, broke a leg or we were just too stressed and we needed a break! I… Continue reading 5 beliefs about pacing That Hurt Us
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Today is the kick off of Mindful Mondays! This idea came to me as I was meditating one evening and it seemed to resonate with me. Every Monday I plan to write about a topic and share how having a mindful practice can help center your life & ultimately give you… Continue reading Mindful Monday
Since I woke up this morning, this day has felt odd. The skies were angry and storms passed through every hour, darkening the sky to a nighttime gray. The rain was heavy, furious as it fell creating a calming yet aggressive presence on our tin roof. The winds sliced through the trees bringing branches down… Continue reading 5 years ago today…
Today I am trying to focus on the things that are going well instead of living in fear of tomorrow. Science tells us that when we remember our gratitude, we begin to build new highways for our thoughts and we overcome fear & negative thinking. Today I spent time in Meditation for this reason. It… Continue reading Today I’m grateful
I am writing today because I am scared. It’s been 23 days since my toenail removal surgery and 5 day inpatient stay at University of Virginia Hospital. I know what you are thinking… a toenail removal surgery? Seriously? 5 days in the hospital for a toenail removal? Yes..yes, I am being serious. As you all… Continue reading I’m strong but I am scared
The pain is blinding today. I can’t see clearly & sounds from around the room vibrate through my body, setting off flares throughout my nervous system. It changes from moment to moment. And as I get use to the burning sensation it manifests into a stabbing – pulsating pain. My nerves are jumping. Literally. My… Continue reading When warriors cry
Medications: Bring your medications in the original bottle with you. The hospital will give you their own meds from pharmacy but they may not have EVERY medication that you take. Medications that are compounded (for example my low dose naltrexone) are given to the dr and orders are written for to take this medication. MUST… Continue reading What to bring to your Ketamine Infusion