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Guest Post: Healing with the Yoga Sutras

Hey hey hey! I am excited to have another guest post to share with you guys! Today’s post is by Genevieve Goetz who like THIS Genevieve also has Lyme Disease. We met on Twitter and then have gotten to know each better on Instagram. Genevieve is a yoga teacher who uses her knowledge and experiences with… Continue reading Guest Post: Healing with the Yoga Sutras

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Guest Post: Men in Hiding-A call to courage for men battling chronic illness alone

I am very excited to have my VERY first guest post here at Ship with No Sails! I met my friend Josh a few months after being diagnosed with Lyme Disease and Bartonella. We had some mutual local friends and after he heard that I was sick, he sent me a Facebook message with some words… Continue reading Guest Post: Men in Hiding-A call to courage for men battling chronic illness alone

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what if you can’t go back: musings on chronic illness and identity

  I have been thinking a lot about identity and who we all become after chronic illness and pain has changed our whole existence. It’s been on my mind a good deal these past few weeks. As always, I began to write about this if only to sort out my own thoughts. Ironically enough two poignant blogs… Continue reading what if you can’t go back: musings on chronic illness and identity

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the year i broke open (32)

Close to midnight tonight I will turn 33. Its kind of crazy to think another year of my life has passed. Like New Years, I think a lot of us sit down and think about the past 365 days. The trials and the triumphs, stuff we wish had been better, and stuff we are grateful wasn’t… Continue reading the year i broke open (32)

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being patient with my pain

Hey friends. If you follow me on instagram, fb, or have been reading my blog in the past month you may know that my 2nd ketamine infusion was VERY different than my 1rst ketamine infusion both in my experience at the hospital AND afterwards. I am still struggling with an immense amount of pain all day every day.… Continue reading being patient with my pain

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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