I recently had an Occipital Nerve Block done. It can be a bit scary to think about having a long needle stuck into your neck going upward toward your brain stem. I have had about a dozen of these and they are so helpful for me. So... I thought maybe I should explain what it is and share my experience.
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Do I Know Pain? Yes. I have known pain; as the short, fat girl who was always chosen last to years of chronic pain, to the pain of betrayal and deceit that crushes your soul. I have felt physical pain and emotional pain. But there is something else I have known - I am finding … Continue reading Finding God in the Pain of Life
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When you get to my age, you can probably expect to get doctors' orders for a stress test. After all, we have all got to keep a check on our hearts. Heart attacks, strokes, and other issues can easily sneak up on us without even a clue. To learn more about the why of stress … Continue reading What to Expect at Your Nuclear Stress Test
Interviews with Chronic Pain Warriors #4 I know! It’s strange to write these words "light and momentary" when talking about chronic pain. I have been in an R.A. flair most of the past year and now facing some heart issues. I sometimes wonder just how much more I can take. Not that I want to … Continue reading When You Don’t See the Light at the End of the Tunnel
It is time to put all of these crazy, negative thoughts into captivity where they belong! Let’s put’em in jail. Easy to say, isn’t it? How do we actually do it? He was 16 then and I was lying in bed trying to go to sleep and just as the scoundrel does, he put a … Continue reading How to Take Every Thought Captive
This being the two year anniversary of my daughter's wedding, I thought it appropriated to update this post about how I managed fibromyalgia and enjoyed my daughter's wedding. curleque by Coffee at pixabay Dear Friend; You asked me recently how I am doing after my daughter's wedding. It took me until now (about 6 weeks) … Continue reading How I Managed Fibro/FMS/RA and Survived my Daughter’s Wedding
This Tuesday, May 12 is Fibromyalgia Awareness day. I thought it would be appropriate to share another encouraging post of how chronic warriors hang on to their faith to get through the worst of days. I was greatly encouraged to hear Olivia Wolfertz story about her struggle with Lyme Disease. What an incredibly strong women … Continue reading Chronic Pain Can Be a Powerful Opportunity
Interviews with Chronic Pain Warriors #2 I know! It’s strange to write these words [light and momentary] when talking about chronic pain. I have been in an R.A. flair most of the last year and have arrived at the place where I wonder just how much more I can take. Not that I want to … Continue reading Chronic Pain is not Your Identity