What’s a Spoonie?

When diagnosed with CRPS I had never felt more alone in my life. Alone in my daily struggles. Alone in my pain. Alone. One of my co-workers and good friend, whom suffers from a chronic illness, reached out to me and really helped me realize it was okay I was going to be "sick" for…

Just 5 more minutes…

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I am exhausted. Every minute, every day, even in my sleep. CRPS (complex regional pain syndrome) wears down your nervous system, immune system, and your body. It's no wonder that chronic fatigue syndrome often accompanies CRPS. Symptoms can include: decreased REM stage sleep fatigue short-term memory loss difficulty concentrating/slow thinking sore throat…

Household Chores with a Chronic Illness

Cooking, cleaning, and laundry. My to-do list continues to grow as the flare days can make such activities impossible. My husband and I are both what you could call "neat freaks". We put¬†everything in it's place and like a clean house. I REALLY wanted to write an article saying I had to figured out how…