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10 tips for what to do when you have chronic pain and you have to go to the ER

I recently had to help guide a good friend (hang in there girl <3) through an ER visit for a BIG NASTY CRPS flare up and thought it might be helpful to share what has helped me with my own ER visits for my severe chronic pain from CRPS and Late Stage Lyme Disease. I have been… Continue reading 10 tips for what to do when you have chronic pain and you have to go to the ER

chronic illness · chronic pain · crps · ketamine

my first ketamine infusion for crps

Hey friends and loved ones! As promised I am writing all about my first inpatient ketamine infusion in hopes of helping anyone who is interested in getting one along with continually educating people about CRPS and chronic pain. Its a long one guys so buckle up! I wanted to begin by giving a clear picture… Continue reading my first ketamine infusion for crps

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this body that lives

Last Sunday my left upper leg  started to “hurt” the way the rest of the ares where I have CRPS hurt. That deep bone pain, the unbelievable pressure, the burning that never ceases. It immediately alarmed  me but I am really trying to practice mindfulness so I said to myself “Ok…lets just observe“. I’ve been… Continue reading this body that lives

chronic illness · chronic pain · crps · disability · mental health · writings

learning the language of letting go.

I have been oscillating as of late between being ok with where things are at in my life and then all of sudden really not ok. Although I have been sick for a few years, things have taken a sharp detour off the tracks for the past 5 months and I am dealing with some… Continue reading learning the language of letting go.

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what to do (and not do) when you have a chronically ill loved one

Before I developed CRPS and the Lyme, I had very little experience with any kind of health issues. I had never broken a bone or had a surgery besides ear tubes at age 6. I got sick maybe once a year and had no real experience with chronic pain minus some running injuries I accrued from poor… Continue reading what to do (and not do) when you have a chronically ill loved one