chronic illness · chronic pain · crps · writings

small victories, small losses

Accomplishments aren’t always big. It’s not always running 26.2 miles or hiking a mountain or even writing a book. It’s often one small moment in time or a hurdle that others wouldn’t think so daunting. It’s pretty incredible when we place ourselves in someone’s proverbial shoes and see what you might breeze through but truly… Continue reading small victories, small losses

chronic illness · chronic pain · crps · writings

Making peace with the present

My mother used to tell me that every Halloween, before the night was over and before I was  bouncing off the walls chock full of sugar, I would already be planning my next costume. No matter that the night had barely begun, my head was already 365 days into the future considering whether I wanted to… Continue reading Making peace with the present

chronic illness · chronic pain · crps · ivig · ketamine

Putting Out the Flames: CRPS/RSD Treatment Options #2

Hey hey! This is the second part of a two part series about CRPS/RSD treatment options. You can find the first part about medications and supplements here. If you don’t know what CRPS/RSD is, please go visit this page first as it explains more about this extremely painful and debilitating condition. There is NO cure… Continue reading Putting Out the Flames: CRPS/RSD Treatment Options #2

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Putting Out the Flames: CRPS/RSD Treatment Options # 1

One of the most meaningful parts of blogging is being able to create things that help others. It’s truly one of the most gratifying feeling when people message me on instagram or email me to say that a post helped them. I am writing this post in hopes of helping a lot of people. Many… Continue reading Putting Out the Flames: CRPS/RSD Treatment Options # 1

chronic pain · crps · ketamine

when the road gets rougher: how to deal with a CRPS spread

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

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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.