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
"As he stood next to me to take the photo, Jared whispered that he had something better for me to post about tonight..." That's right... we're Engaged! While we were on vacation with both of our families, we finally did "the ring thing." For those who do not know Jared and I did not get traditionally … Continue reading We’re Engaged (well now with a ring!)
Let's start out with the understanding that sometimes I can be a real snob and I sometimes judge a book by its cover. But when I was in college, I did not have a lot of money to buy high end products. This left me staring at the CVS brand facials, cleansers, toners, and moisturizers... … Continue reading Don’t Judge a Facial By Its Brand
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.
As you all know I love skincare and I am always looking for new products to try out. This month I was given the opportunity to try out two different gluten free and vegan skin care lines from Arbonne with Autumn. I have evaluated the skin care lines in three different areas: If the products … Continue reading Arbonne- it’s like an ativan for your face
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
Chronic Illnesses have many layers and effect many different area of our lives. One of those areas that is always tough to think about or talk about is being loved. I spent most of my teenage years believing I was unloveable. As many of you know, these past couple months have been significantly tough on … Continue reading Am I Unlovable?
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
Between the RSD/CRPS blog, this website, and all the people I met, I commonly get asked two questions: #1 "Wait like you didn't remember anything?" *insert 1,000 other questions all at once about going through amnesia* and #2 How do you keep it so together and live your life all while being positive? I have … Continue reading You have 10 minutes.