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

disability · writings

Have Wheels, Will Travel: 10 tips for traveling when you are disabled

This may seem like a no brainer but I want to start this post out by saying that:  just because you are disabled doesn’t mean your life stops. It may seem this way at first, especially when you first transition from normal able bodied person to disabled person. Everything changes so swiftly and everything seems… Continue reading Have Wheels, Will Travel: 10 tips for traveling when you are disabled