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…

The Lucky Few in Review

Let me first introduce you to Heather Avis. While I've only interacted with her on the internet and followed along as she tweets and Instagrams, I can tell you this: she is a strong, God-fearing, amazing mama bear. Heather and her husband adopted all three of their beautiful children, two of which have Down syndrome.…

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…