Last weekend I got to finally get all of my bridesmaids together to celebrate my upcoming wedding! All of my bridesmaids have been with me through different phases of life and not all of those phases overlapped. Caitie (my sister and maid of honor), my bridal assistant Gillian, my mother, Jared and I went to … Continue reading Bridesmaids get together!
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
Dear Fellow Spoonie, First of all I want to say that I am sorry. I am sorry that your life didn't go the way you planned and I am sorry for the heartbreak you have had or are currently bearing. I am sorry for everything you have and will have to give up because of … Continue reading An Open Letter to the Spoonie who has had to Reinvent Themselves
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.
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