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”

Protected: My two year MMJ anniversary.

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The Pain Coma

Painsomnia has an evil sibling, the Pain Coma.  Unlike a real coma, I am not completely comatose, but my physical and cognitive abilities are drastically reduced.  In some ways it resembles a real coma as in no matter how hard I “will” my body to move, it won’t, it’s paralyzing.  Then there is the feelingContinue reading “The Pain Coma”

Mind Games

In my post To make or not to make, I shared how my bed must be made if I want to be productive.  Well this week I had to trick my brain into giving my body the rest it required.  The week started out with my head feeling like it was filled with sand.  IContinue reading “Mind Games”

On the mend

This past week I discovered what was making me so sleepy the week prior.  Long story short, it turns out I have Bronchitis.  Nine days since it smacked me down and I am finally feeling like I am improving.  No where near “normal”, but there is definite improvement.  I would like to thank you allContinue reading “On the mend”

Under a sleep spell

I feel like I have been put under a sleeping spell, like Sleeping Beauty.  But unlike Sleeping Beauty, I don’t know what will break my spell.  It has been a while since I have been this sleepy.  I forgot how much I despise feeling so tired all the time.  I forgot just how much extremeContinue reading “Under a sleep spell”

Can’t win them all

No matter how someone treats their chronic conditions, we can all agree that there are good days and there are bad.  Then there are the days that have us feeling as though we are being physically tortured.  Overall this has been the best winter that I have ever experienced.  Not too cold, not too hot,Continue reading “Can’t win them all”

My San Francisco Adventure

Having never been to San Francisco I was more than excited to join my husband on his business trip.  Because this was a business trip I knew there wouldn’t be much time for site seeing, but I didn’t care.  I am just thrilled to have had the opportunity to see and taste as much ofContinue reading “My San Francisco Adventure”

Surviving Thanksgiving

Woo hoo!!! I survived another Thanksgiving!!!  I know most people feel this way, but chronic pain makes attending or hosting gatherings so much harder.  Thankfully I realized early on that I would be too busy the weeks prior to Thanksgiving to know better than to host this years Thanksgiving dinner.  I was even happier whenContinue reading “Surviving Thanksgiving”

Month of Thanksgiving

All over social media people are sharing what they are thankful for each day during the month of November.  Because I always forget to post what I am thankful for and then feel the need to throw a bunch into one post, I decided that the easiest way would be to post all 30 daysContinue reading “Month of Thanksgiving”

More tests, less answers

The quest to figure out what is causing the pain in my belly is taking much longer than I had expected.  Of course not being able to poop in a timely manner didn’t help either.  So far an ultrasound revealed a mass in my liver.  Then like magic, the mass was no where to beContinue reading “More tests, less answers”

Pain induced anxiety

Pain is the stem of most of my anxiety attacks.  Phobias and noises make up the rest.  For the most part I have experienced very few anxiety attacks since I began medicating with marijuana over a year ago.  I have found that I am able to handle situations that would have blown out of controlContinue reading “Pain induced anxiety”

Protected: SensiChew Insomnia

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Not so Paranoid

Every time someone says that I am paranoid something happens to prove that  what seems to be paranoia to them is actually justified fear on my part. Last Friday I went to see my doctor about a GI problem that has wormed its way into my life.  I decided to make use of my timeContinue reading “Not so Paranoid”

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know

30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know 1. The illness I live with is: Psoriatic Arthritis, Degenerative Disc Disease, Fibromyalgia, nerve damage from surgery,  and possibly MS 2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: I was diagnosed with Fibro at age 33, PA at 34, DDD at 44. Nerve damageContinue reading “30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know”

Are you my doctor?

Why do people feel the need to share how they think I should be treating my conditions?  Is is really so hard to just express a little bit of sympathy and then go about their regularly scheduled lives?  It doesn’t matter if it is someone I just met or someone who has been a partContinue reading “Are you my doctor?”

Foggy Days

The oh  NOT so lovely brain fog has come for an extended visit.  Fatigue along with nerve and/or muscle pain that is stems from my spine and neck will cause my head to feel like it is filling with sand, feeling heavy, and makes concentrating on anything almost impossible.  Imagine walking through a foggy forest,Continue reading “Foggy Days”

My song

What “Let it Go” means to me         Some think I am a bit off my rocker for being so obsessed with Frozen. Those who know and accept my being a Disney addict are not surprised. It is those who don’t get my love of Disney that think I am crazy. IContinue reading “My song”

Not so Invisible

Because most of the symptoms that stem from my conditions are invisible to the naked eye, I have often wished that there was some way for others to be able to see my pain without me having to say that I am in pain. A week ago I was reminded that I do have aContinue reading “Not so Invisible”

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