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Having yet another nerve block done tomorrow and crossing my fingers that it helps. However they have not usually done much for me in the past and even when they do, not for long. Now, I have recently learned of PRP therapy or Platelet Rich Plasma therapy. A regenerative medicine. This is supposed to be…

Quote of the Week

Whenever people ask me what I do, I often respond with “Whatever it takes.” What does that mean? Well, sometimes it means pushing myself. Sometimes it means resting and taking a nap. And sometimes, it means just enjoying the little things, listening to music, pursuing the things I am still capable of doing. I may…

What You Don’t Know About My EDS

I have Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. I also have most of it’s comorbidities: PoTS, Dysautonomia, Cranial Cervical Instability, Chiari Malformation, Spinal Stenosis, Spondylolisthesis and Mast Cell Activation Syndrome. People often downplay the seriousness of my EDS. Not out of malice, mind you, but due to a lack of understanding. “Well it can’t be that bad, EDS just…

What I Wish for Others to Understand About EDS

When I was diagnosed with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome (hEDS), it felt like everything that had happened in my life up to that point suddenly added-up. My entire childhood and adult life was filled with injuries and accidents that should have been massive red flags for hEDS, but because I was a gymnast and a dancer,…

My Chiari Surgery Recovery and CBD Pain Relief

As many of you know, it’s been about 7 weeks since my brain surgery. My headaches are mostly gone but I’ve still been experiencing a great deal of shoulder pain and neck pain (mostly in the front). Yes, I have painkillers and muscle relaxers but here’s the thing, I don’t like taking them. 1. They…

My Chronic Illness Christmas List

Today’s post is a short one. But with Christmas upon us, I figured no better time than now to put together my wish list for chronic illness. The only thing I should probably add is peace on earth, of course. Have a very Happy Holiday!

Quote of the Week

I am continuously amazed by all the chronic illness warriors I meet.  You all continue to fight your battles daily and no matter how you’re feeling, you still reach out and encourage others, advise, comfort and pray. No matter how rough and rocky it gets, you keep moving forward with a fire from within and…

Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Pain

*Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional. I am just a woman, laying on the floor, asking her body what the hell is wrong and how I can fix it.* After the two years of a seemingly downhill slope of one surgery after another, one injury after another, two years of physical therapy and endless…