The Difficult Days · Thoughts

Post Nerve Block

I’m sitting here sobbing as I write. I can’t figure out if it’s the pain from my nerve block or from being scared. Today is one of those days where life is too overwhelming.  I’m here alone with my dog while my fiancé is working so hard for us to have a life together. All… Continue reading Post Nerve Block


A Warm Puppy 

My dog’s name is Jackson. He was adopted by me and my fiancé in March of this year. It was a coincidence meeting him. My fiancé, Matt, knew that I was struggling, perhaps at my lowest point ever. My therapist had recently suggested that adopting an animal might be beneficial for me in helping with… Continue reading A Warm Puppy 

rheumatoid arthritis · The Difficult Days · Thoughts

Innermost Thoughts

I wonder if I’ll ever feel a sense of improvement or just a day where I’m not going to bed or waking up in pain. Those are things that I definitely took for granted prior to becoming sick. I even assumed that medicine would help me. When it comes down to it, I truly feel… Continue reading Innermost Thoughts

pain · Thoughts


I discovered something really awesome this week while at physical therapy and thought that I would share.  First, let me backtrack and explain why I am going to physical therapy. I have been dealing with chronic neck and back pain for over two years now. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia, but my pain had become… Continue reading Theracane

Fighting For Us · Thoughts

Full Schedule

Yesterday, I took out my pocket calendar that I use to write down all appointments for the month. I was really surprised to see that I had only around eight days during the course of May that didn’t have a space filled out with an appointment. This is just a PSA to all of those… Continue reading Full Schedule

Changes From Chronic Illness · invisible illness · Thoughts

I Don’t Think It Ever Really Gets Better

Haven’t written in quite a while. I’ve been trying to figure out what exactly it is that I’m feeling lately. I have found myself going from feeling really depressed to bitter and angry.  I look around and am envious of others and their fun-filled lives. At the rate I’ve been going lately, I am lucky… Continue reading I Don’t Think It Ever Really Gets Better

Changes From Chronic Illness · The Difficult Days · Thoughts

Saving My Energy

I can’t remember the last time that I went 19 days in between writing before today. This is my outlet, and it makes me feel better having a place to share my deepest thoughts and feelings. I was just explaining to my therapist last week that I have such little energy, that I am trying… Continue reading Saving My Energy