It’s time to share another one of my pain relieving secrets. This one is for my head. Since clearly my head is a major problem when it comes to chronic pain, I am constantly finding ways to make my life easier. I did so with Tifosi Optics. These are glasses I use for running. I pretty much have all of the Tifosi Swank line because … Continue reading If you want to beat the boss level, you need these to survive.
Phew! It has been a crazy month! At the end of November, I had the Spinal Cord stimulator surgery. Today, as I sit in front of an angled computer, it was 4 weeks ago. I promise you it feels longer!! I had to first undergo a trial before the surgery. I wore the device for a week and needed to have very high success with … Continue reading The surgery, the recovery, the road.
Today I got my trimonthly 40 injections and they did not go well this time. I’ve been going through something new that I haven’t really talked about. But it’s tremendously painful. A new diagnosis we are still trying to figure out a good treatment. Although, today’s injections affected it greatly. The whole point of the injections is to create a pain blocker whenever I get … Continue reading Don’t take the little things for granted.
We already know that having migraines is tough. While there are different ones, and the symptoms vary, they all have one thing in common….they are excruciating! Sometimes we don’t know what our triggers are, how long they last, or what type of pain it is or where it began. Trying to remember all the details to tell your Doctor can be overwhelming. I have found … Continue reading Migraine Buddy and you should be best buddies
Can’t believe we are in June already. With everything happening around us, it seems like time…days….and months are just running together. While I talk Scoliosis and Migraines all the time to bring some awareness to these pains, June is awareness month for both. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine that tends to happen just before puberty. It has been found to be most common in … Continue reading Bringing some awareness
When you suffer from chronic illnesses, there is a lot that you aren’t told. Besides new symptoms, medication side effects, and change of life style. One thing you aren’t told is how you end up feeling about yourself. Depending on what chronic illnesses you are fighting through, some of them beat you up. Luckily for me, I am a fighter, a mover, a goal chaser. … Continue reading Running with chronic illnesses is tough
Running with injuries isn’t fun. Living with chronic pain is worse. At least when you have an injury, most of the time you can recover from it and continue with no issues. Having Fibromyalgia, it is a difficult condition to live with. Especially when it flares up. Fibroymalgia is musculoskeletal pain throughout the entire body. It comes with several other symptoms that vary from person … Continue reading Fibro and compression
I hear the word migraine and it makes me want to scream, vomit, and run away as fast as I can. It is the most horrifically, painful struggle ever. A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can last for … Continue reading MYgraines
It’s always something right? Life is funny that way. If it isn’t it’s sense of humor, it’s its cruel humor. I was hospitalized for 3 days last week for having 2 to 3 seizures a day. They were draining me physically and mentally. I literally felt like I was running a marathon every 10 minutes. I think most of you know how hard that is. … Continue reading More battles, more scars.
Suffering from multiple nerve conditions isn’t easy. it sucks, it’s painful, and it’s hard to find relief. It is something I struggle with daily. When I wake up, it is the pain I deal with the most. It is hard to describe it. The only people who understand it are the ones who also suffer from nerve conditions. The pain feels like someone is lighting … Continue reading Arm it up