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Mindful Mondays: Minding the Pain

Chances are if you follow my blog you may struggle with some type of chronic pain disorder (or you are an awesome supportive friend!).  In the past few years as I have been dealing with my own painful diagnosis, I have found that most people in my life have some sort of relationship with chronic… Continue reading Mindful Mondays: Minding the Pain

Chronic Illness · CRPS/RSD · Dealing with Pain · Uncategorized

Things I have learned from CRPS in 39 days (after joining a gym)

CRPS is such an awful and mysterious disease.  It affects each of us different and what may help one day will not help the next.  This is in no way suggesting that if you suffer with CRPS that you should go out and join a gym. I am also not suggesting that I have all… Continue reading Things I have learned from CRPS in 39 days (after joining a gym)

Chronic Illness · Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD

Hear Our Voice: How to Advocate for Your Beliefs From Your Couch

I am a social worker. Not only as my job, a way to make money and put food on the table but also as a person. It has been a part of my identity for the last decade. The passion that I have for making a difference in those lives around me is a fire that… Continue reading Hear Our Voice: How to Advocate for Your Beliefs From Your Couch

CRPS/RSD · Writings

Strong. Fierce. Me.

So the insurance had said no to a recent request for a Ketamine Infusion and apparently the medical/insurance world closes down during the holidays. As you know, I was devastated upon hearing that news. I was in fear of the unknown and felt that so many things were out of my control. (Read more here).… Continue reading Strong. Fierce. Me.

CRPS/RSD

Today I wear Orange

Today I wear Orange not because it will benefit me, but because it WILL benefit my loved ones, friends and those around the world who have never heard of CRPS, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Today I wear Orange to educate people of the symptoms and triggers to this disease that is progressively trying to take… Continue reading Today I wear Orange

Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD

Surviving the Winter with CRPS

It’s that time of year again. The days are getting shorter and the temperatures are getting colder.   The leaves are changing color and dropping from the trees to prepare for the frigid winter months. This isn’t my first rodeo with winter but I did step out of the ring for 7 years to live in the… Continue reading Surviving the Winter with CRPS

Coping Tools · CRPS/RSD

Dear Warrior

Dear Warrior, I see you tonight as the moon rises and the world settles down to sleep. I see you lying ever so quiet in your most comfortable spot, trying to be just that… comfortable. But for many, the comfort does not come and neither will sleep. The fire within our body ramps up as… Continue reading Dear Warrior