Dear Julie, A Letter to myself after receiving the diagnosis of Avascular Necrosis, Psoriatic Arthritis, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

Dear Julie – An AVN Diagnosis Letter

Avascular Necrosis. WTF?! Like, what the hell. I didn’t even know bone could DIE?! THAT’S A THING?! WHATTTT!? For the past few months, you KNEW something was wrong. Something was off. There was no reason you should have been in … Read More


DōTERRA Deep Blue Complex

SO I have to be honest . . . At first I was super excited to hear about this product, but then I was nervous. As someone who deals with chronic pain this product had big shoes to fill. There’s … Read More

Dating on Disability | Are you at a disadvantage since you're on 'disability'? Will people judge you? | | Spoonie Health Coach

Why Was One Of The Best Things I’ve Done On Disability

  After having my heart shattered into a bazillion, million, trillion little pieces in January 2014, I spent the last year + dating off and on for fun. Nothing real serious. Actually dated someone who has become very influential in … Read More

Chai Seeds & Salmon - Anti-Inflammatory - Helping to manage inflammation while off of fish oil

Why Chia Seeds & Salmon Helped While I Was Off Fish Oil

Fish oil is a natural blood thinner and before any procedure a doctor will usually advise you to stop taking it. I never realized how much benefit I was getting from taking so much fish oil. I knew it definitely … Read More

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Humira Withdrawal

Headed into my Regenexx Stem Cell Procedure next week, there are really 2 things that pose a threat to the success of the procedure. 1. My remissioned complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) 2. My autoimmunity I’ve really been taking extra caution these … Read More

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Medication: Neurontin Update

As I mentioned in this post, I’ve been weening off of Neurontin and guess what?! I’m finally off of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This time last year I was on 9 different medications. Now I’m down to 4 currently, 5 once I start … Read More


Weaning Off Neurontin

Wow. Wow. Wow. Wow. WWWOOOOOWWWWWWWW Throughout my life I’ve been on and off different medications. There are a few times where I had to slowly ween off of a certain drug to make sure I appropriately detoxed it from my … Read More


Medication: Ativan

One of my ex’s used to tell me to try his ativan when I would get a stomach ache. It was a test to see if I was getting stomach aches because of anxiety. Unfortunately, the pill just made me … Read More


Crutches And Accessories

When you’re on crutches for years, you learn a thing or two. 1. You need pads. These are a must… unless you like bruises under your armpits that hurt like a biotch. The best ones I’ve come across are the … Read More

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2 Years Ago

2 years ago I was having knee surgery. 2 years ago I was under the assumption that I’d be taking PTO for a week and then work from home for 2 or 3 weeks. 2 years ago I had no idea that … Read More