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The “Suicide Disease”

When I first received my diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome I had never heard of this disease. When I […]

March Madness for a Spoonie

"In March I get a break from all the forethought that must go into each activity. I do not have to plan or worry if I need my cane or wheelchair or have a contingency plan. With college basketball March Madness everyone sits on the couch! Watching sports often requires little to no spoons."

10 CRPS facts of life

1) You are in pain every second of every day even when you look healthy. 2) The opioid crisis is […]

CRPS ›

March Madness for a Spoonie

"In March I get a break from all the forethought that must go into each activity. I do not have to plan or worry if I need my cane or wheelchair or have a contingency plan. With college basketball March Madness everyone sits on the couch! Watching sports often requires little to no spoons."

10 CRPS facts of life

1) You are in pain every second of every day even when you look healthy. 2) The opioid crisis is […]

A very spoonie Christmas

Christmas is exhausting even if you are not chronically ill. Here are my tips for surviving the holidays without using […]

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Serotonin Syndrome

I’m not feeling the best the past few weeks (worse than my usual not-the-best) so this will be a short […]

Treatment ›

Window into Clinical Trial Life

My experience being in Grüenthal’s neridronic acid clinical trial for diagnosed CRPS patients has been such an adventure. More on the […]

Ramblings ›

10 CRPS facts of life

1) You are in pain every second of every day even when you look healthy. 2) The opioid crisis is […]

Blessed to be Chronic

Anger, sadness, self-pity, feeling unjust come to mind when I think about living with the most painful condition known to […]

Anti-inflammatory recipes ›

One Stop Spoonie Gift List ›

Home Cleaning Service

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Decorating w/disability ›

Preparing for Christmas 

Full Christmas preparation is underway in the M household!   Decorating for Christmas has given me something to focus on […]

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Gaiam Health Deals

With chronic illness it’s difficult to stay fit and for some to do any additional physical exercise besides what is […]

Fall Caregiver Gifts

Caregivers: encourage us, give us our pills, drive us to appointments, stick it out through-out the countless doctor appointments, love […]

Floatation Therapy

I started my journey with an official diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) this past year. My frustration in […]

Infusion

For me a diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) was relieving in the sense of knowing what was going […]

Serotonin Syndrome

I’m not feeling the best the past few weeks (worse than my usual not-the-best) so this will be a short […]

Don’t Touch

Allodynia. The experience of pain from a light touch or other non-painful stimuli that should not cause touch. My complex […]

Blessed to be Chronic

Anger, sadness, self-pity, feeling unjust come to mind when I think about living with the most painful condition known to […]