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
One of the hardest parts of having Complex Regional Pain Syndrome also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy is the fact that it “spreads” which essentially means that your brain for whatever reason can start to send the “wrong” aka PAINUL nerve signals about other body parts beyond the original area where you first developed CRPS/RSD. This means… Continue reading when the road gets rougher: how to deal with a CRPS spread
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
This is the last photo I have me of me standing with both feet flat on the floor. I’ll be at the 2 year anniversary of becoming disabled February 5th. It’s still honestly hard to believe its been that long. When it all happened I wanted SO badly to believe this was just an insane… Continue reading pain is important
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.
My CRPS has spread into my left arm and hand. When I had to have my endoscopy earlier this month, they (as always) had a terrible time getting an IV in me. Due to being chronically nauseous I am ALWAYS dehydrated. The dehydration and having tiny veins means that it often takes multiple people and… Continue reading not giving up yet
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
I realized this morning laying in bed that I have only been home SEVEN of the 31 days that make up the month of October! ONLY SEVEN! Pretty wild for someone who is almost ALWAYS at home laying on the couch or in bed and especially wild for someone who sometimes doesn’t leave her house for 2… Continue reading Duality: 23 days of October.
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
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