The Food Your Eating Could Be Making Your Pain Worse.

Before you take one more bite or swing into that fast food place stop and consider how it affects your health. I have osteoarthritis (OA) and Osteonecrosis and what I eat definitely effects my levels of pain and inflammation. So I started to help myself by eating mostly plant based but I am a flexitarian.Continue reading “The Food Your Eating Could Be Making Your Pain Worse.”

Mri’s Are So Loud

I am an advocate and a patient. I believe that the body always knows what to do to heal itself. The challenge is listening and doing what your body needs. I deal with several medical issues Osteonecrosis Osteoarthritis Spondylolisthesis Factor V Hypothyroidism Hashimoto I like to educate and raise awareness Well it was time forContinue reading “Mri’s Are So Loud”

Vegetable Sushi

This recipe is very versatile as you can use any ingredients you like. Sushi is very good for you and is absolutely delicious as well as being easy and enjoyable to make! Ingredients For the rice:  2 cups short-grain Japanese rice, rinsed 1/4 cup rice vinegar 1 tablespoons sugar For the rolls: 10 nori sheetsContinue reading “Vegetable Sushi”

Bone & Joint Action Week October 12-20

Bone and Joint Action Week is held annually October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, Osteonecrosis,Osteoarthritis trauma, pediatric conditions, and osteoporosis. The themes and their related activities are designed to raise awareness worldwide about prevention, disease management and treatment. Statistics on Avascular Necrosis (AVN, Osteonecrosis, Aseptic Necrosis, Ischaemic Necrosis, Femoral HeadContinue reading “Bone & Joint Action Week October 12-20”

Basics To Use Food As Thy Medicine

The few basics you need to know to help pain management due to chronic inflammation with food . 1. Eat the rainbow: Consume 10-12 servings of vegetables each day , and make a couple of those servings fruit, if you like. 2. Cruciferous veggies such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage and cauliflower are best. 3.Continue reading “Basics To Use Food As Thy Medicine”

People With Chronic Pain Are Suffering While Addicts & Junkies Are Being Coddled.

What does it say when heroin and opioid addicts are given better treatment than a person living with chronic pain?! Now please don’t go thinking I lack compassion and am being cruel honestly it’s not my intention. But I am sick of hearing about the opioid crisis every day, especially when they throw chronic painContinue reading “People With Chronic Pain Are Suffering While Addicts & Junkies Are Being Coddled.”

I Am A Patient Leader to Help and Empower Others ~ WEGOHealth Awards 2017

 I would really appreciate your vote. Please read my story and why I became a patient leader and advocate. ThankYou. I am so excited to announce that I have been nominated for several of the WEGO Health Awards in the 6th Annual WEGO Health Awards. WEGO Health is a mission driven company connecting healthcare withContinue reading “I Am A Patient Leader to Help and Empower Others ~ WEGOHealth Awards 2017”

Awareness

Arthritis

Arthritis and related diseases can cause debilitating, life-changing pain. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than one-third of the adults who have arthritis report that it limits their leisure activities and work. And 25 percent of them say it causes severe pain (seven or higher on a zero to 10 pointContinue reading “Arthritis”

From Optometric Tech /Optician To Professional Patient & Patient Leader

If you have a chronic condition or illness you may already know and understand what it feels like to be a professional patient. Between the physical pain and symptoms and emotional symptoms, the constant doctor appointments in search of that one person knowledgeable enough to help vs refer you to yet someone else and the numerousContinue reading “From Optometric Tech /Optician To Professional Patient & Patient Leader”

Get To Know Me

Hi, I'm Debbie and I have Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis, It's a rare disease/disorder where you have a temporary or permanent loss of blood supply to the bone.I developed my avascular necrosis/osteonecrosis after I suffered a meniscal tear. I'm lucky and very grateful because the doctors don't feel it will go to any other joints . OthersContinue reading “Get To Know Me”

My Sleeping Giant Called Chronic Pain.

Not everyone knows what it is like to suddenly one day be told by a doctor you will have chronic pain for probably the rest if your life. I've been blessed with a few painful diagnosis, I say blessed because I know I will help others because of my diagnosis. Osteoarthritis 2010Osteonecrosis 2014Spondylolisthesis 2016Hypothyroidism 2002RoseceaContinue reading “My Sleeping Giant Called Chronic Pain.”

Body Image & Self Esteem With Chronic Pain

Somedays it's really hard to feel good about yourself when your body keeps betraying you. Before your diagnosis, you felt pretty good about your body. Or maybe you’ve always struggled with body acceptance and tended to focus on your self-perceived flaws rather than your beauty. Now your AVN is forcing you to deal with aContinue reading “Body Image & Self Esteem With Chronic Pain”

Various Relaxation Techniques

See full Disclaimer at bottom of the post Here is a partial DisclaimerUsage Policy•The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only. By using the website you are participating at your own risk. With so much stress that comes with having a chronic condition and the world we live in is full ofContinue reading “Various Relaxation Techniques”