We all wish sometimes that people knew our history so there is less explaining, but this wish becomes all too true when you fight chronic illnesses and are headed to the ED. Recently I was admitted into the hospital and while I was in the Emergency Department (ED) waiting to be admitted I started thinking. … Continue reading 5 Things I Wish Doctors Knew About Me When I am in the Emergency Room
Apparently when my parents named me Cassandra that stood for "The Queen of Setbacks" or at least you would think so with how my life has gone. I am a meticulous planner, and have a day to day paper planner- it is my second bible. It doesn't surprise me that as I got older- and … Continue reading What to do when plans A, B, C- Z don’t work out
As I prepare to go into the OR on Thursday, I am getting all my ducks in a row so I don't have to worry about everything. My sole focus needs to be on recovering. Let me start out by saying, I am a control freak and that's no secret. Therefore, it stresses me out knowing … Continue reading 10 Small Things You Can Do to make Your Recovery a Little Easier
Okay so like... the struggle is very real when you are packing for a trip with a chronic illness. Most of my trips over the past 5 months have been to the hospital- so there are many things that I do not need to worry about because they either have the things I need or … Continue reading The Struggles of Packing with a Chronic Illness
How do you celebrate Thanksgiving when it's hard to be thankful? This has been on my mind a lot this past week. It can be hard to be thankful when there is so much broken in our world, in our lives, and for us spoonies, in our bodies too. Right now I have so much … Continue reading How to celebrate Thanksgiving even when it’s hard to be Thankful.
Going into a procedure, big appointment, or really any anxiety inducing activity means that your nerves are going to kick in. Tonight my nerves are kicking hard. Tomorrow I am going into the OR for some injections. The last time I was sedated things did not go well, and even though every team has been … Continue reading When the Nerves Kick In
First and foremost, while I have been in and out of the hospital, I want to thank my followers because after only having this blog for a little over a month I made it into the "Top 100 List for Blogs about Chronic Illnesses." All of that is because of you guys- so thank you! … Continue reading Breaking the Silence that comes with Tragedy
This past weekend a couple of my close friends, who are also all bloggers, went on a scenic trip to the Stone Church in West Boylston, MA to get some new content for fall- and to also catch up because our busy lives make it impossible to see each other. A couple days before we … Continue reading Embracing our Braces
You know those days. Those days when your judgement seems clouded and you've lost control. Those days when nothing goes right and you're body fights you... and you don't even know how to fight it or even start to beat it. Well today is one of those days. One of those days where you don't … Continue reading Today is just one of “those” days.
"For I am about to do something new. See... I have already begun..." -Isaiah 43:19 Every day I get a daily Bible verse sent to me through K-Love. Sometimes I read them... some days I don't. Life is crazy and sometimes I forget that God has called me to love Him and grow my relationship … Continue reading “For I am about to do something new…”