chronic illness · chronic pain · makeup · product reviews

Let’s Talk About Makeup: How to NOT Look Sick with “Spoon Friendly” Makeup Tips

Hey hey! So if you don’t follow me on instagram you may not know that I’ve recently begun to do a few “Makeup and Skincare FAQs” on Instagram Live. It has been more fun and fulfilling than I ever imagined! Using Instagram “Live” been a really easy way for me to directly answer questions like “what’s the best mascara for sensitive… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Makeup: How to NOT Look Sick with “Spoon Friendly” Makeup Tips

chronic illness · chronic pain · crps · ketamine

K is for ketamine: all about ketamine and CRPS/ chronic pain management

Hello there! I wanted to start off this post by extending a warm welcome to anyone who may be new to my blog as I am assuming that this post about “ketamine for CRPS and other chronic pain conditions” may pull in new readers who are curious and/or desperate for relief from chronic pain. So before I say anything else, let me… Continue reading K is for ketamine: all about ketamine and CRPS/ chronic pain management

anorexia · body image · chronic illness · chronic pain · crps · eating disorders · mental health · writings

i haunt myself. i heal myself.

Sunday afternoon during my ketamine infusion, the wonderful man Robert who brings 3 east their meals stopped by my room to see what I might be able to eat for dinner. He is quite possibly one of my favorite employees at UVA Hospital and every time I am admitted I am so excited to see him because… Continue reading i haunt myself. i heal myself.

chronic illness · chronic pain · writings

A Bitter Pill to Swallow: A Hero’s Journey Through Failed Treatments

A year ago a few days before Thanksgiving, my CRPS decided that it was time to travel from below my knee up to my hip bone. It started that Monday, that familiar burn and deep ache. I didn’t want to believe it was happening, there was no injury, no reason for my brain to decide that… Continue reading A Bitter Pill to Swallow: A Hero’s Journey Through Failed Treatments

chronic illness · chronic pain · crps · ketamine

one step forward, four steps back: small update

Well unfortunately the incredible high of last week’s ketamine infusion has come crashing down in a most spectacular form. After only ONE day home from UVA, I was readmitted Tuesday night and have been here ever since. Some people have incredible luck but your girl Genevieve, she just doesn’t have much luck! What happened? Well I’ll… Continue reading one step forward, four steps back: small update

chronic illness · chronic pain · crps · ketamine · writings

everything was beautiful and nothing hurt: my 3rd ketamine infusion

Hey hey hey! I am sorry to have been MIA on the blog for a bit, its been a very busy few weeks especially for how little I actually leave my house! So here’s a super long blog to make up for my absence. First I went out to Colorado September 30th-October 6th with my… Continue reading everything was beautiful and nothing hurt: my 3rd ketamine infusion

chronic illness · chronic pain · friends · writings

I’ll Stand By You: Friendship In Times of Illness

Friends are a big part of our lives, they are who we lean on when life gets hard, and who we laugh with. At 33 years of age, I have found myself lucky enough to have a small amazing group of friends, people who will be there for me in any capacity.  Even though I have… Continue reading I’ll Stand By You: Friendship In Times of Illness

anorexia · body image · chronic illness · chronic pain · disability · eating disorders · mental health · writings

there’s no wrong way to have a body: body positivity, disability, & why it’s ok if you still feel fat some days.

A few weeks ago a brave friend admitted on instagram that she still struggles with wanting to be thinner even though she is “body positive“.  She admitted several truths in her post that rang true to me, this one in particular spoke to me the most: “I think about my size more than I care to… Continue reading there’s no wrong way to have a body: body positivity, disability, & why it’s ok if you still feel fat some days.