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Pretty Pain

Before I developed chronic pain getting dressed up was something I didn’t do very often. I can’t even pretend that I did. I’m a tomboy, that occasionally likes to get dressed up and do my hair and feel pretty. 346 more words

Rock bottom

Lots of us know what it feels like to hit rock bottom. Its scary, defeating and just plain depressing. Whats worse is when you hit rock bottom and you just keep going and going and going and going. 691 more words

Something From Nothing

In some sort of superhuman feat, I woke up 12 minutes before my lecture this morning and six minutes later was leaving my room in a half-asleep sort of zombie state to go and listen to an hour of physiology. 1,496 more words


A week and counting 

I have been off pain meds for a week and counting.

I am not a drug addict.

I have Crohn’s disease and had permanent ostomy surgery on Sept. 225 more words

Round 6 Day 3!

Round 6 Day 3! Thought I’d post how I feel right now. Can I get a new one?


Chronic Illness and Cold Weather

Ugh! Winter has made itself known this morning. While it’s stark beauty is something to be admired and loved, it’s effects upon the body leave much to be desired. 334 more words

Chronic Illness

My long journey to diagnosis

To talk about the journey to diagnosis is important as it is just as traumatic as the diagnosis itself.  Many months, lots of doctors, lots of visits, lots of unnecessary painful medical procedures and tests, lots of costs involved, lots of heartache and painful moments.  2,776 more words