Eliminate Recurring Pain

Today, without asking you to make an appointment, pack your bag and board a plane, I invite you to join me for the 2016 Heal Your Chronic Pain Summit. Over 21 health experts have come together to share tips on how to get rid of your pain for good through simple techniques, extremely efficient methods, and the newest in holistic health.

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Ongoing Effects of Chronic Pain

In today’s post, I’m going to share some of my ongoing symptoms in hopes that you aren’t left in the dark about these realities. My only tip for this post is that at this point, Chronic Pain has no cure and these ongoing symptoms should be expected, monitored and taken seriously.

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15 Things to Know Once You’re Diagnosed with Chronic Pain

I never expected to wear a neck brace and hand wraps or use wheelchair and a cane. There was a long period of time where I thought that this was going to be my new forever: not working, barely able to brush my teeth, unable to get dressed on my own, in constant pain, fatigued and plagued by nausea that would make anyone’s head spin. I was railroaded.

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9 Quick Tips for Sleeping with Chronic Pain

Before my diagnosis, I had the vitality of the energizer bunny. I could sleep for six hours and handle weekly business trips and back-to-back meetings with no problem. 

Today, I can’t even imagine what it feels like to wake up energized. Those days feel like a lifetime ago. I never realized how important sleep is until my diagnosis. So after much trial and flare, I’ve created a list of 9 tips that give me the best chance of having a restful night’s sleep.

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SPECIAL EDITION — Marshall Field V: 6 Tips on Chronic Pain

Marshall said, “I just made up my mind, I wasn’t going to let this thing radically change my life.”

Marshall and I talked about treatments that have and haven’t worked over the years. We also agreed that experimenting outside of our comfort zone is a must if we were to have a good shot at finding relief. If the experiment is a failure, we cross it off the list and move on to the next thing.

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What Happened When I Went Vegan

If I wanted huge results, I had to make a huge change.

I realized I had to build a better machine… a better body. With Fibro, our bodies already work overtime to fight pain and fatigue 24/7, what if I could conserve some energy by feeding my machine-body a diet that was better for me and took less energy to digest?

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5 Ways to Say Thank You to Your Partner (That Won’t Hurt a Bit)

Over 75% of people who fall in love and decide to get married are eventually driven apart by chronic illness. That’s 25%-35% more than the average divorce rate in the U.S. As if marriage wasn’t challenging enough for two perfectly healthy people.

I am committed to doing everything in my power to remain in the 25% of warriors who keep their marriage alive. And not just alive, but happy, passionate and thriving.

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10 Do’s and Don'ts When Someone You Love Has a Flare Up

The first time I had a flare up I had no idea what was happening with my body. Every inch of me hurt. I couldn’t sit, stand or lay down without my entire body screaming in pain. From my eyelashes to my feet to my skin, to my muscles and joints, nothing felt right.

O.M.G! What the heck is going on I thought? I was hospitalized right away and bedridden for 8 days.

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Your Rheumatologist: The Secret Sauce

So I told him. I told him how I didn’t want to be on narcotic pain medication and how I wanted to live as normal of a life as possible. This meant working at a full time job and having some semblance of a social life. I told him everything with tears streaming down my face because I felt like the chance of any of those things happening was slim to none. He listened very intently and when I finished he said, “I can help you.”

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