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?
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
First and foremost, this is not my great idea…but I LOVE IT! A friend of mine who has an AWESOME BLOG, http://www.shipwithnosails.com posted this topic over the weekend and I fell in love with the idea. She had borrowed the idea from another blogger The Girl with five Lads and Fibro and I thought I would… Continue reading #besides my diagnosis
Have you heard the latest buzz on CBD oil? ?? Well I hadn’t either until I was reading through some online Blogs where the product was being reviewed for Chronic Pain. So I immediately contacted the company, The Fay Farm and was asked to review 2 of their Products. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received one… Continue reading CBD oil for chronic pain
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…
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
This past week I have been struggling with writing my blog. I have had an intense week of pain shadowed by the inability to write a quick (but fabulous) post. The combination of the two became overwhelming frustrating as I racked my tired and overstimulated brain for an article that would rock the world. Needless… Continue reading the words that heal me
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
the invisible war I sat in the small medical exam room at a hospital in Boston while the Specialist told me “Well, when you smell a rat it is usually a rat, this Rat is RSD.” Suddenly there I was, speechless, dumbfounded. Years of relentless pain and not knowing what was wrong with my body,… Continue reading the invisible war that changed my life.