Last year one doctor after another told me that there was nothing they could do about my abdominal pain that is caused from adhesions due to endometriosis and surgical scarring. Out of all of my conditions this was the hardest to accept as nothing decreased my discomfort.
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I am excited to announce that I am Shane’s guest this week on Arisen Strength Motivational Podcast. Listen in as we discuss living with a purpose and touch upon some hot topics in the chronic community. Click on the picture above to listen in! Wishing you a week filled with many reasons to smile, TheContinue reading “Arisen Strength Interview”
Choosing how you will get there is just as important as picking your destination
Living with multiple chronic conditions has changed many things in my life, including what I expect from a vacation. Psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and endometriosis often create havoc before, during, and after each trip. I may not be able to escape my conditions for a week, but I can still have a fabulous getaway by having realistic expectations. Here are five unrealistic vacation expectations and how I turned them around.
The Oska Pulse continues to amaze me by how it combats pain without medication. I try to avoid medicating for pain during the day. Pain medication makes me sleepy and decreases my productivity. Instead of spending the day in a daze
When learning to live with a chronic disease it is easy to solely focus on our physical wellbeing while ignoring our emotional needs. It may be because we assume our emotional issues will be resolved once we figure out how to fix or combat our physical problems. We might think that our emotional needs aren’t as important, but we would be wrong.
To this day I am still discovering which foods increase or decrease my inflammation level or whether my body is able to digest certain foods easily or not. While prepping and committing to eating a cleaner diet can be tiring and sometimes overwhelming, especially when experiencing a flare, the reward is why I continue to do it as often as possible.
Before becoming chronically ill I used to love exercising. Outside of making time to do it, I never had to put much thought into it. Other than changing my shoes or clothing, I never had to prepare my body for a workout. Afterwards I could go on with my day and do whatever I wanted. Since becoming chronically ill I have struggled with working out regularly because of how unpredictable my diseases are
Forget exercising, the pain I experience from Fibromyalgia, Psoriasis, Psoriatic Arthritis, and Endometriosis makes just getting to the gym an exhausting workout. Yet, I needed to do something, so I created a home gym
Worried that I wouldn’t be able to afford a new wheelchair, I was pleasantly surprised to find this gem at a reasonable price!
With nine different preprogramed massage modes I was able to find one that didn’t increase my pain level.
Do you make New Year resolutions? How many of them did you keep? In the past I would vow to lose weight, quit a bad habit, or to do something that I didn’t really want to do and always failed. Why did I fail?
Once upon a time there was a chronically ill woman who struggled to smile or find joy during the Christmas season. Each year she wished to be healed. Instead of enjoying the merriment of the season, she was only able to focus on all the things that she wasn’t able to do.
With my body unwilling to give me more than a 5 minute warning that my rear end is about to blow, I must know where the nearest restroom is at all times. I know, I know, I could just do all of my shopping online while sitting on my porcelain throne, but it is not the same. There is something about
Treating my conditions as naturally or pill free as possible is extremely important to me. With that said, I was thrilled when asked to try Oska Pulse and I am even more excited to share my results with you.
Thanks to Yolonda Hadid sharing her chronic illness on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the world got to see the unfair judgements that people make against the chronically ill everyday.
I am always excited to hear about ways to reduce chronic pain that doesn’t involve prescription medication. Living with multiple chronic conditions equates to experiencing some sort of physical pain every day of my life. So when something comes my way that offers to reduce my physical pain or make my life easier, I amContinue reading “Quell”
My life summed up by a deck of cards Part of my bedtime ritual includes playing solitaire. Solitaire card games serve as a distraction from pain and the millions of thoughts rambling around my brain. I have three favorite games; FreeCell, Pyramid, and Classic Solitaire. The game I choose to play each night depends uponContinue reading “My life summed up by a deck of cards”
How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet Survive a character meet and greet? Aren’t those supposed to be fun? For most people, both adults and children, they are. It is a chance to meet their favorite characters, get autographs, interact, and have their pictures taken. But some of us (adultsContinue reading “How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet”