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When You’re Recovering From an Addiction and Living With Chronic Pain

September 6, 2017

When I first got clean and sober in 2012, I remember thinking, “Life is going to be great! No more feeling sick and tired.” I could not have been more wrong. This isn’t to say life hasn’t been amazing, because it really has. But there is something that is always lingering around called chronic pain. Lately, I have been trying to figure out how to accept being in chronic pain while also being in recovery from a drug addiction. The…

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Tips for Getting Through College with Chronic Pain

August 29, 2017

School is already stressful enough but with chronic pain it can be even more stressful. School is back in session and that means long hours on campus and tons of homework. I wake up in pain, take medication, it wears off and I am in pain again. This cycle repeats every day. I am tired a lot of the time because my body has to use extra energy to deal with the pain. At school sometimes the pain creeps in…

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Monumental Change

July 28, 2017

Last week I had the opportunity to partake in a service project in Monument Valley with some of the alumni from the rehab center I went to, Ascend Recovery. I camped under the stars and worked during the day. The scenery was beautiful. Surrounded by nature’s beauty, there was also many living in poverty. It makes me sad that the children living there are not given the opportunities and basic needs that I grew up with. It was an extremely…

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Treating My Interstitial Cystitis with Charlotte’s Web

July 10, 2017

A couple of months ago I wrote a post about how CBD oil with low THC has helped clear up the symptoms of my Interstitial Cystitis. I got a lot of emails from women who struggle with the same problem. They asked me questions about how I deal on a daily basis with my disease. I want to help as many women as possible who are going through the same thing because it SUCKS! We have symptoms almost every day,…

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