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…

Floatation Therapy

I started my journey with an official diagnosis of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) this past year. My frustration in trying to find a diagnosis was only matched by the frustration from the lack of research and treatments for CRPS. In an effort to relieve some of my excruciating pain, I recently tried floatation therapy…

Using Food to Fight Disease

As part of my CRPS I have inflammation in all my joints as well as the areas that are affected by CRPS (left foot, right arm, right eye). I have found that a strict anti-inflammation diet has significantly reduced my swelling and improved my energy levels that were reduced from the chronic fatigue that accompanies CRPS.…