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My Oska Pulse Journey Week Three: More than a pain relief device
Find out how the Oska Pulse is more than a pain relief device and how it is actually preventing pain in my latest update. In addition, I share other conditions and illnesses that this type of therapy has shown been proven to help with. Still not convinced? See the research for yourself. List of allContinue reading “My Oska Pulse Journey Week Three: More than a pain relief device”
Caring for My Mind and Soul
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.
One Bite at a Time
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.
Workout Prep and Recovery
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
Creating My Home Gym
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
My review of an affordable and effective TENS unit TechCare SE
With nine different preprogramed massage modes I was able to find one that didn’t increase my pain level.
My life summed up by a deck of cards
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”
Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling
Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling This post is part of an ongoing series chronicling my battle with abdominal adhesions. Click here to read from the beginning. Previous post< > Next post I haven’t updated this series for almost a month for a couple of reasons. The first is that IContinue reading “Not sure if I am in limbo or free falling”
How to survive a Disneyland or Disney World character meet and greet
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”
Why I call myself The Disabled Diva
Find out how I became The Disabled Diva, accepted my conditions, and more in this piece I wrote for Healthline. If anyone would have told me in my 20’s that I’d be writing about living with multiple chronic illnesses in my 40’s I would have laughed. I’ve been experiencing various symptoms since the age ofContinue reading “Why I call myself The Disabled Diva”
Striking out This post is the latest in a series chronicling my battle with abdominal adhesions. Click here to read from beginning Previous post < >Next post I had my 2nd opinion appointment with a surgeon last week. As hard as I tried to be positive and hoped that this surgeon would be willing to helpContinue reading “Striking out”
Pharmaceutical narcotics, damned if we do, damned if we don’t
Pharmaceutical narcotics, damned if we do, damned if we don’t The healthcare providers in America need to decide where they stand in regards to treating patient’s pain with narcotics. As it stands now, we are damned if we use them and damned if we don’t. When I first became chronically ill, I never had anContinue reading “Pharmaceutical narcotics, damned if we do, damned if we don’t”
Less answers and more frustration
Less answers and more frustration This post is part of my ongoing series chronicling my quest to find some, even if only temporary, relief from abdominal adhesions. Click here to start from the beginning Previous post < This week was a little better than last week. Not pain wise, but on an emotional level. IContinue reading “Less answers and more frustration”
What has happened to our healthcare system?
When did it become acceptable to not help patients? When did drugging them become the go-to plan? When did doctors start giving up on patients just because their condition is not easy or textbook? Why aren’t they willing to give my internal organs a break? Why are they willing to allow my condition to shortenContinue reading “What has happened to our healthcare system?”
Small bowel test, otherwise known as Poopoopalooza
Even though I have a history of abdominal adhesions and am experiencing the same symptoms as before, my surgeons must rule out all digestive issues AGAIN before they will agree to surgery. On one hand, I understand their reasoning. But considering this isn’t my first rodeo, I feel it is a waste of time and money for myContinue reading “Small bowel test, otherwise known as Poopoopalooza”
My Review of Mo’s Dream Cream and Pain Stick
I was skeptical about trying out Mo’s Dream Cream and Pain Stick. While I have tried many natural products in the past that provided little or no relief. I have had allergic reactions to many as well. In this review, I share my experience with this product. This post is sponsored by Mo’s Dream Cream.Continue reading “My Review of Mo’s Dream Cream and Pain Stick”
My review of FibroSleep
Do you suffer from Fibromyalgia and find it hard to go to sleep at night? You are not alone! FibroSleep is a product that may help you.
PillSuite is an answered prayer for those who take medication on a daily basis. No more hauling around bulky pill dispensers or bottles.
Facing Setbacks with a Positive Attitude
2016 has not been the kindest to me in regard to my physical pain. I started the year with a severe cluster flare (several conditions flaring severely simultaneously). I spent the first two and a half months with all or some of my conditions continuously flaring at some level. I finally caught a break aContinue reading “Facing Setbacks with a Positive Attitude”