chronic illness, mental health

Having the flu and a rant about mental health

Hello fine readers of blogs! It's been over a week since I published a post. I had Flu A....and it was horrible. Last Monday morning I started with a body-shaking hacking cough that seemed to blow my ear drums outwards. I helped a friend out with his mobile business and ended up getting him and… Continue reading Having the flu and a rant about mental health

domestic violence, mental health, Self-Esteem

Complex-PTSD, Nightmares, and Such

Link to above Gaslighting article by Alex Myles. Link to EJ article on Anxiety and what everyone should know. I have been trying to write this post since Friday morning. Maybe even before then. But Friday was the straw that broke this camel's back. After waking up in a panic attack 3 times throughout the… Continue reading Complex-PTSD, Nightmares, and Such

chronic illness, Favorite Vegan Things

Super Blue Blood…Sunset? And CRPS.

This was the view from my bathroom tonight, January 30th between 5:15-5:25pm, EST in North Eastern Pennsylvania. The evening of a Supermoon....which wasn't that big. And the evening before a Blue Moon and Lunar Eclipse. I plan on waking myself up at 5:30am and watching the eclipse, if I can. I have a sneaking suspicion… Continue reading Super Blue Blood…Sunset? And CRPS.

chronic illness, Favorite Vegan Things

Let’s talk about your flare…..

This is me....expressing myself....to my GI/IBS/Fibromyalgia/CRPS/RSD Flare for the past week: JoAnna's Flair in Office Space .  The previous clip is from the 1999 Mike Judge film, "Office Space." JoAnna is plagued by her pieces of flair she has to wear, and as you can see, has had enough.  There is a good friend, I will call,… Continue reading Let’s talk about your flare…..

chronic illness

I am but a humble mermaid, trying to dance…

Some major foot pain today with the post-op 2nd reconstruction and the CRPS/RSD pain. My foot has been incredibly cold all day, despite being in two pairs of socks the past 6 hours. And the ones closest to me, those super fuzzy aloe vera-laced ones. After having my awesome boots on for the evening, I… Continue reading I am but a humble mermaid, trying to dance…

chronic illness

Spinal Cord Stimulator, on the way! (Maybe.)

So today was the 2nd part of the psychological evaluation for the Dorsal Root Ganglion Spinal Cord Stimulator to treat my CRPS/RSD in my right foot and leg.  My doctor was very nice. I can understand the very in-depth written exam on my pain and how it effects my life, that I completed about a… Continue reading Spinal Cord Stimulator, on the way! (Maybe.)

mental health

To Fear or Not To Fear

No matter what you fear or do not fear, you will still go down the path. That's what the above quote means---to me, in my opinion.  I really wasn't sure what I wanted to write about tonight. The above is yesterday and today's quote from the new Zen calender I got at Michael's yesterday. Anxiety… Continue reading To Fear or Not To Fear