Tag: pain

Dear Pain…

A sort of love letter to pain — my gratitude to learning strength, grace, and humility.

When Bad News Is Good News

Throughout the years of being diagnosed with numerous autoimmune/chronic diseases, I’ve learned that it can be a complete mind-fuck. Sorry for the bluntness, but it’s really the only way to describe it. What you think is good news is bad news; what should be… Continue Reading “When Bad News Is Good News”

An Open Letter To: ____ (The World Around Me)

I have talked a lot about this in the past. When you have chronic illnesses, the difference between visible and invisible illnesses becomes a large part of your interactions with the world around you. It’s a conundrum because you want people to understand what you’re going through, yet you also don’t want it to be the first thing people notice about you.

Dwelling On The Quell

If you’re like me, you know that medications are sometimes necessary but holistic methods are embraced when possible. Having multiple chronic diseases and suffering from severe chronic pain forces you to make medication decisions on a daily basis.

A Confused Health Update

I mentioned back in October, that I was in one of the worst flares I have ever had while I was doing all of that travel and conference experience (#MedX and #TXFM). The flare continued when I got home. And added lovely symptoms of fatigue,… Continue Reading “A Confused Health Update”

Fighting Through The Lesser Of Two Evils

As I’ve introduced before and teased in my last blog post, I’ve been attending an intensive 10-week program at Mary Free Bed Rehabiliation Hospital in Grand Rapids, MI. To learn more about the basics of the program, read here.  The program incorporates nursing, medical,… Continue Reading “Fighting Through The Lesser Of Two Evils”

A Health Update (August 2015)

Hi everyone! How are all of you doing? In a couple days I will have a comprehensive recap and update for everyone on my first few appointments with the Mary Free Bed Rehabiliation Hospital Pain Center Program. Before that, I wanted to give you… Continue Reading “A Health Update (August 2015)”

I Patient, You Patient, ePatient. 

I was introduced to the term “ePatient” by Stanford School of Medicine’s MedX program. Among many other things, they hold a yearly conference in September that brings together physicians, scientists, researchers, students, patients, and more. The conference is a leading showcase of technology and… Continue Reading “I Patient, You Patient, ePatient. “

Naysayers and Misunderstandings

Yikes! I apologize for my big gap in posts here; I’ve been caught up in working a lot lately and my little blog has fallen by the wayside in the past month. I vow to be much better moving forward! Anyway! You can have… Continue Reading “Naysayers and Misunderstandings”

When the Unexpected Lingers

Hello, hello! It’s been just a hot second, but I have been swamped with work and utterly exhausted any other moment. But here I am! Another reason I haven’t written a large amount lately is because I’ve been in pain. I’ve had about 8-10… Continue Reading “When the Unexpected Lingers”

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