Fibromyalgia is a disease no one prepares you for. It’s something that no one can teach you to be ready or even help you at times. It is different for everyone and we all have different symptoms. They range from joint pain, brain fog, migraines, nausea, fatigue, and anxiety…just to name a few. But again everyone experiences different symptoms at different levels. As for me, … Continue reading Being comfortable while being uncomfortable.
As the month of June comes to an end, that means Scoliosis awareness month also comes to an end. I did lots of posts and information on instagram and twitter. I wrote several posts here on information about this painful disease that will drop you to your knees. And the best ways to deal with the pain. While again, I continue to reiterate that there are no two … Continue reading Scoliosis Awareness Month comes to an end.
In the continuation of Scoliosis awareness month, this post is mainly on how I manage to control the pain in various ways. With my curved spine, my pain is sporadic. Yes, I do have my typical areas where it does happen, but there are areas where I am like “Ummm really?” But since I am a veteran with Scoliosis, I know what to do with … Continue reading Pain control for Scoliosis
It’s June! Which means it’s Scoliosis awareness month!!!! I know I pretty much already bring awareness to it every day, but I don’t give you all the nitty-gritty details DO YOU KNOW WHAT SCOLIOISIS IS?? It is a curvature of the spine which can be one or two curves. The cause for it is unknown and cases range from mild to severe. It seems to be … Continue reading For the Month of June.
Being a mother is a great gift. Probably one of the greatest gifts a woman can receive. But of course, there are also tough times, from the moment our children are born until forever. Because let’s be honest, we will always worry about them no matter how old they are right? But you know what is tougher? Being a mother with incurable chronic illnesses. From … Continue reading I’m a featured Badass mom with chronic illness
It’s time for most of everyone’s favorite time of the year right? Time to go shopping for some gifts, travel to see family and friends, cook big meals and hey….maybe squeeze a race or two in there. I know there are A LOT of ugly Christmas sweater fun runs out there! But while some of you may be asking for the latest Garmin, or those … Continue reading Why my Holiday wish list looks different than yours
There are many diseases that many of use suffer daily. There are a few that are invisible illnesses, such as Fibromyalgia. It is a disease that affects the muscles and soft tissues of your body. There are many symptoms to fibromyalgia, and many experience different ones. But the most common symptoms are: deep muscle pain, painful trigger points, sleep problems and fatigue. Other symptoms some experience … Continue reading The purple butterfly
I love helping and motivating others. I constantly share my story to show others that ANYTHING is possible. It may not be easy and you might have to give it many tries…but it can happen. Did I ever think that I would be up and running again? No. I stopped running for many, many, years! Let me tell you, the first year back running was … Continue reading RunHaven story of inspirational triumph
Life is tough, and there are constant obstacles that block our paths. But the outcome is all in how you see things. Having Scoliosis makes things much harder for me but I choose to see things from a different perspective. It’s much easier to cry all day, stay in bed, and live off of medications. But that is NOT the life I want, nor have. … Continue reading From a different perspective
I just want to take a second and applaud woman around the world. Keep doing what you are doing no matter what anyone says. Set a goal and do it for you. Don’t do it to please society. or anyone but yourself. While many of us have curves, muscles, scars, and stretch marks, we are all beautiful. Each of us are different and have things … Continue reading Be brave, be courageous, BE YOUtiful.