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A day at the beach revealed an awesome surprise
In my latest Oska Pulse Journey update, I am sharing what this drug-free pain relief device has done for me in four months that my doctors haven’t been able to do in seventeen years.
Tips for treating neck pain with Oska Pulse
I relieve neck pain from fibromyalgia and arthritis with my PEMF therapy device Oska Pulse. Here are tips to help your neck feel great too!
Get to know Elysha
Getting to know Elysha Guest Post Written By Elysha Ludwig Hey everyone! So excited to share my story, the good things and everyday struggles. I just wanted to give you a brief view on my illness. In 2014 I got sick. I had extreme abdominal pain and nausea. I was in and out of theContinue reading “Get to know Elysha”
The sound of silence
When we think about pollution we often envision brown skies and soot covered mountains. But how often do we think about noise pollution when looking for a new home?
Until I moved to California I never considered how much of an impact noise might have on my chronic body
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”
In this chronic pain product review, I put the PainKare Patch to work! Did it relieve my pain? Find out what I liked and disliked.
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”
Pain Acclimation and Relief Relativity
You know the phrase “It’s all relative”? Well, that is how I explain my ever-changing tolerance to higher pain levels and how my definition of relief continues to change. Disclaimer: This blog post contains affiliate links. I may earn a small commission to fund my Disney obsession if you use these links to make a purchase.Continue reading “Pain Acclimation and Relief Relativity”
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”
When making plans it is important to keep our conditions and limitations in mind at all times. It took me close to 10 years to accept my conditions and to begin planning my daily life around them and a few more years until I began planning outings and vacations with them in mind. Here are a few tips to help you plan your next getaway:
In the past, I was on the go from the moment I left home to go on vacation until the moment I arrived home. After chronic illnesses entered my life, I began scheduling downtime prior to and following my trips. However, this was not enough after my condition progressed. In the past year, I haveContinue reading “Vacation Downtime”
Living multiple lives.
Originally this post was going to be called “Living a double life,” but then I realized that I don’t just lead two lives; I live multiple lives. What I mean by this is that my life, when going through a flare, is totally different than when my Psoriatic Arthritis is in remission, and my remissionContinue reading “Living multiple lives.”
Spoonies are like snowflakes, each has a different story to tell
Recently a fellow spoonie posed a question online. She asked if she should share the details of her struggle because some people have rudely questioned her disability. They say that she is just fishing for attention. Anyone who suffers from chronic conditions like Fibromyalgia, Psoriatic Arthritis, Lupus, Lymes, MS, Endometriosis, etc.… knows that the struggleContinue reading “Spoonies are like snowflakes, each has a different story to tell”
Why I would suggest Disneyland over Disney World to someone who suffers from chronic pain.
It is no secret that I love Disneyland. Besides the magical memories made with family and friends, Disneyland provides me with physical and mental therapy. Because of this, I never hesitate to suggest a Disneyland vacation to my friends that suffer from chronic pain. However, I am not as quick to suggest they go toContinue reading “Why I would suggest Disneyland over Disney World to someone who suffers from chronic pain.”
Doctor Appointments That Do More Harm Than Good
Whether someone suffers from chronic pain or not, I feel it is safe to assume that most people see their doctors for two reasons. The first is to stay healthy, and the second is to find answers and get well. The last thing we expect is to leave that appointment physically feeling 10X worse thanContinue reading “Doctor Appointments That Do More Harm Than Good”
Insult or Compliment?
When someone says “You don’t look sick“, do you take it as an insult or a compliment? Personally I take it as an insult and here is why. 1. “You don’t look sick” is an accusation, not a compliment. Those words accuse the person in pain of being a liar. If people who haven’t aContinue reading “Insult or Compliment?”
What they don’t see
After almost two weeks of suffering from my muscles attacking my spine and neck, last night I felt like I was finally on the upswing. I could feel my muscles relaxing and my joints popped whenever I moved my body. I sounded like a bowl of rice krispies. With less pressure on my neck, my brainContinue reading “What they don’t see”
It’s been a rough day. I was woken up this morning by intense abdominal, leg, and back muscle spasms. Tears rolled down my cheeks as each wave of spasms squeezed tightly. As the day progressed, their frequency decreased, which allowed me to rest. In addition to this, my stomach feels as though it is filledContinue reading “Time-Out”