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
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.
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.