A grateful heart

Living with chronic illness is tough. It is draining and frustrating. When your pain level is high, it is hard to feel grateful. Personally I have found that if I turn my focus to the smallest of positives my mindset starts to change. Before long my pain level drops. Having a grateful heart allows usContinue reading “A grateful heart”

Take a moment

Take the time to enjoy all of God’s miracles. They are all around if you just cease the opportunity to look around. How often do you get to see a hummingbird perched in a tree? (Note- I took this photo in my backyard yesterday morning) Whether you are dealing with chronic illness, being overwhelmed, orContinue reading “Take a moment”

Even baby steps move us forward

Each day we open our eyes is another opportunity to keep moving forward. Even the smallest of steps is a step forward. When dealing with chronic illness some days feel like you take one step forward and 5 steps back. Between dealing with the pain, the medications, and daily life it can be overwhelming. Yet,Continue reading “Even baby steps move us forward”

Anything is possible

All we have to do is open our eyes and we can see all things He has created. If He created us and all things that surround us than how can we doubt that anything is impossible? Have faith and hope because “Where there is faith, and there is hope, Miracles Transpire. ” No matterContinue reading “Anything is possible”

What is Allodynia

Allodynia is a pain response caused by stimuli that normally does not cause pain (i.e., a shirt touching the area, a hug, or a brush of a hand). Temperature and/or physical stimuli can cause it to flare. It often feels like a burning sensation. It often happens after injury to the site (i.e., amputation ofContinue reading “What is Allodynia”