Self Care

Chronic pain and illness impacts you both¬†physically and mentally, but it also takes a toll on those around you. With any chronic diagnosis, life changes and you may find yourself needing assistance in areas you didn't previously. This has caused some of the more internally stressful moments in my new "chronic life." In my journey…

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Don’t Touch

Allodynia. The experience of pain from a light touch or other non-painful stimuli that should not cause touch. My complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) comes along with allodynia. Breeze, tight or scratchy clothing, bumps during car rides,¬†brushing my hair, human touch. All cause excruciating, sharp pain in my CRPS affected areas thanks to allodynia. My…