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How and why I am continuing to use straws despite California’s straw law.

Why I continue to use straws despite CALIFORNIA'S straw law

There are so many little things that either improve or make living as normally as possible despite having a chronic illness.

With California’s recent straw law, I’ve discovered how important plastic straws are to my own chronic life.

This post is not an environmental or political debate. Instead its purpose is to showcase why some people need plastic straws and to share some options for those who live in or plan to visit California.

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The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap March 4, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

March 4-8, 2019

Tears: I hold them back, until pain pushes them out

Spring Clean Your Chronic Life

Mobility Aids: Everybody uses them

What I have learned from using PEMF daily for two years!

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

Hey psoriatic arthritis buddies or caregivers!!!

Could you please spare a few minutes to take a survey that will help create beneficial programs for the psoriatic disease community?
Click here to take survey
Thank you!

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap Feb 25 – March 1, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

Feb 25 – March 1, 2019

March Madness Fitness Challenge

Packing for your chronic illnesses

What Happens When I Live My Old Life

Fibro Farts

Telling me that it could be worse won’t make me feel better

One PEMF Device, Two Years, Tons of Pain Relief!

 

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One PEMF Device, Two Years, Tons of Pain Relief!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two years!!!

I am not always thrilled to try new pain relief products.  I am skeptical and rightfully so as most really don’t help to the extent that someone who lives with excruciating chronic pain needs.  My attitude was no different when I was asked to try Oska Pulse.  I figured the worst case scenario would be that it didn’t work and I could warn my readers before they forked over several hundreds of dollars.  Thankfully I decided to give it a chance, because as you will see, it has changed my life.

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups. I am not a medical professional and am not issuing medical advice.

I began using PEMF therapy with Oska Pulse in late November 2016.  I wasn’t diligent about running daily treatments, yet I still experienced enough pain relief to know that this device was something special. On March 24, 2017 I began using my drug free pain relief device in the manner it should be, daily and often.  That is when I experienced what this device could truly do.  I remember how giddy I felt after the first pain that my doctors said I would never live without, disappeared.  Then the next and the next….. I was so excited and couldn’t wait to see what the future held.

To keep track of and to share my results, I began blogging about my experience.  Click here to read all of my PEMF therapy posts.  Short on time? No worries, I have the highlights covered below!

 

Background

I have experienced chronic pain from fibromyalgia, psoriasis, psoriatic arthritis, endometriosis, degenerative disc disease, and coccydynia since the mid nineties.  My first diagnosis, psoriasis, was received in February of 2001.  The rest minus coccydynia were received between the fall of 2003 through the spring of 2004.  Coccydynia was added in early 2008 after falling and breaking my tailbone for the first time.  In 2011 my doctors said that my degenerative discs were bone on bone.  The pain was unbelievable and completely devastating.  I couldn’t walk, sit, or stand for more than five minutes.  I had to use a wheelchair for all outings and still had to limit how long I sat, even on a donut hole pillow.

There was some improvement after I stopped following my doctor’s pain relief protocol and swapped it for a natural and alternative approach.  By the time I tried PEMF therapy, I had been following this approach for several years and was able to walk through a grocery store once a week without too much pain.

I had no idea what to expect with PEMF therapy.  Because I had made peace with having to use a wheelchair, I would have been happy to use it a little less…..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four months

Click here to watch my video explaining the improvements I experienced up to the four month mark.

No time? Here are the highlights:

  1. Adhesions no longer holding my bowels hostage
  2. No longer needed days to recover from exercising
  3. Decrease in sacrum pain
  4. Decreased how often I needed pain relief medication during daytime hours

Six months

Click here to watch my video explaining the improvements I experienced up to the six month mark.

  1. Full relief from sacrum pain
  2. Nerve pain from surgical error is no longer a daily pain
  3. Was able to walk 2 miles without needing days to recover

One year

Click here to read my one year recap.

  1. Retired my wheelchair
  2. Only experiencing weather related flares, but they are less often and less painful than in the past.
  3. Ability to walk farther increased
  4. Increased energy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Today

In the past year I have had to use my wheelchair twice.  Once for a day at Disneyland after a car accident injury and the other time because of abdominal pain.  The abdominal pain was from having my internal organs once again under attack from adhesions.  As you may remember, they were one of the first things I experienced relief with when I began using my device full time in March of 2017.  I believe it was in my 6th months recap that I address how I tested the device by not using it on my belly for a couple of days, how the pain returned, but then went away after focusing treatment on it again.

Well, during the time that I was recovering from the car accident, I focused all treatment on my neck and shoulder. Months later after I healed from the accident, I fell while walking and once again treatment was not focused on my abdomen.  Then just as I was ready to refocus on my belly, I came down with bronchitis and needed my device to keep my chest from becoming too congested.  During that time, adhesions resumed their mayhem.

Eight months was too long to not have fulltime treatment on my abdominal adhesions.  Because my HMO has made it clear that surgery is no longer an option for me, PEMF therapy is my only hope for continual relief and is why I am purchasing a second device, just for me.  This way I can run the fulltime treatments that my belly requires, while using the second device to go after problem areas as they cry out.  Some days it is my knees, sacrum, neck, or feet.  Some days, my belly is the only area that needs addressing, but it needs it every day.

Most days, when my abdominal pain is lower, I am able to walk all day at Disneyland using my rollator and not need time to recover.  Outside of the problems brought on by my abdominal adhesions, I only experience weather related flares from my other chronic illnesses.  Fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, psoriasis, degenerative disc disease, and coccydynia no longer rule my life!!!!  I do!!

I can drive without pain! I can shop without pain! I have regained all the independence that I had not only lost, but that my doctors said I would never have again!

Did it take time? YES!!

Was it worth it?  YES!!

Click here to learn more about this amazing drug free pain relief device.

Use discount code DIVA to save $55.00 when you are ready to give it a try!

Because seriously, you have nothing to lose except pain!

Click here for a list of all the different illnesses, pains, conditions, and symptoms that PEMF therapy has been shown to help.

Click here to compare Oska Pulse with other available brands of PEMF devices

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap Feb 18-22, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Disabled Diva’s Blog Weekend Recap!

Feb 18-22, 2019

Cinematic Calisthenics: An Indoor Workout Than Anyone Can Do

Four ways I prevent leg cramps

How to have a pleasant bowel movement

The Disabled Diva’s Review of Earthley Good Night Lotion

Update on Soothing Skin Balm: It’s been four weeks since my daughter began using this balm on her eczema.  See the difference in her wrist! 

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

Weekend Recap February 4-8, 2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a rundown of this week’s articles!

Read what you missed and share what you liked!

 

 

 

 

 

Love is Stupid

In this article, Donna helps us overcome our insecurities and to recognize that we are worthy of being loved. Click here to read.

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Don’t Believe in That Disease

Have you ever had a doctor who didn’t believe in your chronic illness?  I have.  Having doctors who either didn’t believe that fibromyalgia was a real disease or that were totally uneducated in this disease put my life at risk when I was faced with an unrelated life threatening health issue.  Click here to find out what happened.

 

 

 

 

 

The Benefits of Charcoal Soap

My daughter and I have recently started washing our faces with charcoal soap.  Her for acne and eczema, and I for psoriasis and smoother, tighter skin.  Click here to find out what benefits there are to washing with charcoal soap and which brand we recommend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Online Medical Marijuana Recommendations: Convenient or a Waste of Time?

Have you heard of doctors offering online medical marijuana recommendations?  I didn’t until last year!  Click here to learn about my experience and to see if this service is available in your area.

 

 

 

 

 

Why a Diagnosis is a Reason to Celebrate!

No one in their right mind would celebrate receiving a diagnosis of a disease that is incurable, right?! Or should they??!!!  Click here to find out why each of mine were a reason to celebrate.

 

 

 

 

 

28 Ways to Practice Self-Care

Click here for 28 ideas to help you love yourself this month!

*Disclosure: This post includes affiliate links. Meaning that at no additional cost to you, I receive a commission when you make a purchase through my links. The proceeds earned fund the giveaways I host in my Facebook groups.

PEMF therapy with Oska Pulse has taken my pain management plan to a whole new level! Click here to see how it has improved my chronic life and click here to learn more about the device and how it may help you too! BTW My discount code DIVA will save you $55.00 when entered at checkout!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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