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 the medical community but blessed was not one until recently. For me complex regional pain syndrome (crps) overtook my life in my early twenties. The point of my life where I was a newlywed starting…

Ways for Spoonies to Not Watch from the outside

The biggest struggle with chronic illness is the isolation. With the constant medication, the invisible and visible symptoms, the many doctor appointment, the fatigue...oh and the PAIN! It can feel like no one relates. No one understands. It's hard to not feel bitter. To not feel like you're watching life from behind a window. It's…

Diagnosis {part 2}

Many times during my diagnostic period I felt like a human pin cushion, having blood vial after blood vial drawn. I felt like the process was never going to end. I want to encourage anyone going through this to not give up hope. There is a light at the end of the tunnel and the…