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.
Migraine [mahy-greyn ] noun an extremely severe paroxysmal headache, usually confined to one side of the head and often associated with nausea among other debilitating symptoms. Why is it so important? It is the second leading cause of disability. And it’s one of the least funded. We, as migraine fighters already go through a lot with the pain, and finding little to no … Continue reading Will you be UNSHAKABLE too?
Today is Scoliosis awareness day. STILL so little is known about it for many reasons. Scoliosis is a curvature of the spine. The cause is up in the air. Some are born with it and some develop it later on in life. It is more common in women than men. The cases range from mild to severe. Severe cases can be disabling. Because the curvature … Continue reading No two Scoliosis are the same
It’s Hemiplegic migraine Awareness day! Say what!?!? Yeah that’s a tough one, also a tough one to suffer through. Let me break it down for you…. Hemiplegic migraine is a rare form of migraine where people experience weakness on one side of their body (hemiplegia) in addition to the migraine headache attack. The weakness is a form of migraine aura and occurs with other forms of … Continue reading Hemiplegic Migraines
I know you have heard me mention RunnerBox before. But in case you forgot or want a quick run through..haha see what I did there 😉 I am here to give it to you…..First off, they have two different boxes. One for runners, and one for cyclists. What is it? It is a box that gets delivered straight to your door filled with about 10-12 different … Continue reading Be phenomenal with RunnerBox
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
A week ago I completed another marathon. Toughest one yet. Worse than the NYC marathon where I had broken a few ribs due to my Scoliosis and finished the race like that. But one thing I am proud of, besides finishing the runDisney WDW marathon last week, is how my running formed improved throughout the year. I trained SO HARD for this race. 2019 did … Continue reading My arms are in motion
The runDisney Walt Disney World Marathon 2020 has come and gone! It is my favorite time of year because it’s my favorite distance to run and I get to see ALL of my favorite people!! I was more excited about this year because the course was completely different so I couldn’t wait to run it. The expo was fun because I was holding a giveaway … Continue reading Same runDisney Marathon, different course
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
I posted this photo a while back. This is Lyssa and I. Which if you follow me on instagram then you know all about her. She alerts me to headaches, migraines and seizures. She had alerted me to a migraine several times in the middle of the night. And I woke up with a horrific one. That is all I pretty much said with this photo when … Continue reading What’s not in a photo.