CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ASPIRE STARS OF THE MONTH OF JULY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Kaleigh has grown so much since her beginning with Colorado Pain Care. She has devoted her time at work to learning new skills and taking on new challenges -- everyday she looks to raise the bar in her performance. Kaleigh always takes the time to listen to our patients and recognizes their needs. She is always willing to pitch in and fill in for her coworkers when needed. Kaleigh brings new ideas to the table and is always looking for solutions to problems. She is a true team player! Congratulations, Kaleigh!! Grace is a key member of our Denver South team. Her kind demeanor always helps our patients feel at ease the second they walk through the door. She is always acknowledging the patients and willing to help them, even if it's helping them make a cup of coffee while they wait for their appointment. Grace is dedicated to getting her job done and always ensure that tasks are done efficiently and with keen attention to details. Through these skills, she excels in her daily tasks. Congratulations, Grace!!
Thankful for cooler temps outside + bullet proof coffee + fall coming soon + amazing friends + minimal pain. 💕. I know my account has been super quiet and random. Life threw some huge curve balls this summer which included me moving out of state + injury leading to infection and now neuropathy + therapy to aide in walking and writing again. I’ve missed journaling/being creative so much but came to realize I had a lot longer recovery + more hospital stays than I could imagine. I’m on the path to recovery + healing and just want to say thank you to those of you who continue to support me + my little account, and those who have checked in on me. 💕
I came here 3 weeks after my ACL surgery. I was unable to walk without crutches, had swelling and pain in my knee. Blayne, Teresa and the staff put me on a rehab routine that slowly built my strength and comfort level of my knee. I am very active person and intend to return to surfing and skiing as soon as possible. It has been 15 weeks since my surgery and my knee feels very good and getting much stronger. I am able to run for short periods and am on my way to doing all the actives I do before my accident. Teresa and Blayne do an outstanding job of advising me on my activities/exercises to help me heal as fast as possible. Thank you very much
You don’t have to be grateful that it wasn’t “worse”... You don’t have to diminish your pain & life experience because someone else may have had it worse... Someone, somewhere will always be “worse” off than you are.
Yes, there may be that one person somewhere that has it worse than everyone else.
Are they the only ones allowed to be sad or unhappy?
I have personally had many people say to me, “Oh, but what I’m going through is nothing like what you went through”. There is no hierarchy of trauma.
Too often trauma survivors get trapped in this cycle of minimizing their trauma because others have had it worse.
If you are suffering. If you are hurting. If you are in pain.
That is your experience.
You've likely not heard of "gastroparesis". Or the fact that August is "GASTROPARESIS AWARENESS MONTH". Here's how it works: nerve damage is one of the major complications to rise from diabetes. Specifically in the nerves that line and stimulate the stomach to digest food and empty.
This word basically translates to "paralyzed stomach". Over the last 15 years I've suffered with the complications of this disease, only getting a definitive diagnosis 10 years ago. This results in the 2 to 10 hospital admissions and ICU stays a year that I've had since most of you have known me.
This disease has finally robbed me of my ability to enjoy food. It will no longer allow anything solid to leave my stomach, as well as cause extreme pain and vomiting. After 3 ER visits over may and June, my doctors insisted it was time for a feeding tube to be surgically inserted into my body. Due to my own fears and denial; i asked for the procedure to be postponed. The only alternative was to 'try' a liquid diet. As long as I could put the 20lbs I lost, back on, keep my iron and B levels up and keep control of my blood sugars, I may have a chance of better quality of life. It's been 2 months on a full liquid diet. (If it can come out of a blender, I can eat it). Meal replacement shakes and blended soups have been barely keeping me alive. I have zero energy, crave everything under the sun, anxiety and emotions are fucked.
Now I'm forced to make a decision.
I just wanted a good summer. "This year was the hardest" is something I've been able to say as the years go by, each one legitimately worse. These diseases are progressive and have every potential to kill me. They've come so close, so many times.
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Harlequin, ACDC and Harle-Tsu are def worth a try! Ever try these strains? What was your experience like? •
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This famous Sativa dominant (75%) strain has the highest level of THC on the list, but it is also notable for having a high level of CBD of at least 10%. The resulting 5:2 CBD: THC ratio means Harlequin is ideal for use during the day as it keeps you alert and energetic.
Its mango and musky smoke and taste leaves smokers alert and focused while it relieves pain.
This strain is a 50/50 hybrid and has one of the highest CBD: THC ratios around. You can get up to 20% CBD versions of ACDC, and while some contain up to 6% of THC. You won’t find ACDC in CBD oil form.
This hybrid tests at pure 30:1 CBD strong with a lemongrass and cherry aroma and taste of cherry and berry.
This Indica dominant (60%) strain is a cross of Sour Tsunami and Harlequin strains and contains up to 22% CBD against less than 1% THC. It is a relatively rare strain.
This Sativa dominant hybrid was developed to boost its CBD content. It tests for 10-11% CBD and 10% THC. The THC helps relieve anxiety and pain while the CBD assured clear thinking and focus.
Bred from Sour Diesel and NY Diesel, it has that diesel, pine, and woody smell undercut with sour and citrus hints.
A citrusy tasting 50/50 hybrid registers 6% or less of THC with 6% to 17% of CBD. Cannatonic warms and soothes the body while improving mental focus. Users report it helps with nausea, migraines, spasms, and stress. Visit the link in our profile to learn more about CBD. Have you used any of these strains in legal states? Leave a comment and let us know your thoughts.
I’m a great actress. One of my few talents, lol. I can go out and act like I’m okay. After using almost all my energy to shower, put on make up, do my hair and put on actual clothes (other than Pj’s). Ta Da! From Sick Girl to Healthy Girl in an hour.
Now it’s time to take a few photos to post on IG to fool the world. Snap, snap, post. I’m off. The next challenge is to try and act like I’m in the mood for conversation and I want to be there. I do want to be there but I’m feeling so brutal that it just kills my spirit.
I’m constantly trying to put the pain and fatigue in the back of my mid but it’s impossible. I can’t focus or have fun because I’m not ‘me’. I just keep thinking I want - and need - to go to sleep.
My acting can only keep up so long. Until my symptoms take over and I have to go home or excuse myself to go to sleep. Then I take off my costume and become the Sick Girl again. That’s a role I play best.
I can ‘look’ like I’m doing good from the outside. People then assume I’m feeling good. But, I don’t want to explain the whole STORY to them about all my health.
And they don’t want to hear it. .
I haven't felt this horrible in a LONG time, it literally came overnight. EVERYTHING hurts, I have absolutely NO engery. I've slept the day away, with my boys either next to me or an arm's length away. 🧒🏼🐈 I've been pretty quiet about my disease lately, good & bad days, but days like today, tear me apart, not just physically, but mentally, because it hurts that Chase has to go through this with me. He didn't ask for this life, yet I willingly brought him into it, for selfish reasons. I'm so blessed, that even at such a young age, he's extremely understanding and compassionate when I'm sick, but again, that's because he's gone through so much already with me being sick. It's not fair. It's not fair I can't be normal Mom. It's not fair he can't have a normal Mom. I don't ever think I'll be ok with it, but he's also my driving force for surviving, I don't think I'd honestly be here, if it wasn't for him in my life. 🙄😞 #sorryiwroteanovel#emotional#momswithlupus#chronicallyillmom#sle#lupus#ra#neuropathy#thelistgoeson#lupuswarrior#spoonie#noenergytotypeanymore#autoimmunedisease#notokaytoday#todaylupuswon#catcuddlesarethebest
The neck has amazing role in our body. It holds our head that weighs an average of 11 pounds, like a weight of a bowling ball. The bones at the top of your spine supports the head, long with other muscles and ligaments.🙆♂️ If you're feeling any pain with your neck, we can help you. Call us 805-654-8127 ☎️ @webmd
If you’re in the Chicago area Saturday, September 29th, please join me. Admission is free to all new prospects. Contact me to be added. Come learn about Somaderm Gel and the amazing business opportunity that awaits you. #newbegginings#naturopathchicago#chicago
Pain #relief ?
Prevent #arthritis ? 🙋🏻♂️🙋🏻♀️
Arthritis is not an age related problem.
There is a plethora of evidence supporting joint #motion to prevent and/or stop arthritis. 🧐🧐
So #move !! 🕺🏻🏋🏻♀️🏋🏼♂️💃🏻
This full video and complete workshop they bio link⤵️
It isn’t too late to sign up for our regenerative medicine seminar TONIGHT at 6:30 PM at CPC’s Physical Therapy Clinic at 2696 S. Colorado Blvd. #240 , Denver, CO 80222!!! Registration is FREE and the link is in bio!!! Bring a friend and join us for an educational dinner with Dr. McLaughlin about regenerative therapy for orthopedic conditions!! #linkinbio#regenerativeseminar#regenerativetherapies#stemcell#denver
Here’s the side of my chronic Neuropathy pain I rarely share. My feet literally feel like they’re burning. I’m wearing special slippers that are usually used for chemotherapy burns. They have ice packs inside and compression straps. Even with what is essentially a sheet of ice strapped to my feet, I’m still in pain. I still feel like I’m being stabbed with red hot needles. Some days are better than others, and then there are days like today where it hurts to touch my feet, let alone walk. I’ve gotten good at smiling and laughing through the pain. My fiancé, my doctor and a select few close family and friends are the ones that see me cry. I’m in a chronic pain support group, and I can tell you that if you too suffer from chronic pain, you’re not alone! #chronicpain#chronicillness#neuropathy#neuropathysucks
Not gonna lie. I’m feelin’ pretty glum, weak, and disappointed today about myself and my circumstances in regards to chronic illness. So here I’ll post self-encouragement, a reminder of me trying to look fierce, attempting to fool myself that I have a modicum of control. Is it working? I know I am blessed in many ways but my physiology just plain wont let me experience good/happiness/joy very often. Hyperadrenergic Dysautonomia (causing a plethora of symptoms including a faulty constant adrenaline-cortisol response) creates a permanent state of fight or flight, nightmares, incessant nervousness, anxiety, overanalysis, panic, hyperawareness, perfectionism, and ultimately the weight of failure. Absolutely everything is a problem or puzzle to be solved. Always. And if and when you solve that problem, cortisol won’t let you revel in any accomplishments or job well done- instead, the next problem takes its place. And the next. Always. It is responsible for my poor memory, my impatience with ignorance, causes me to excitedly finish other people’s sentences, and causes those of us with the disease to get surges of adrenaline where we unintentionally monopolize conversation, talking too much and too fast. We then crash with adrenal fatigue. Imagine several of us in a room together! It’s comical how fast we all think and speak and how we collectively apologize for our adrenal response. It is perceived by others to be a personality flaw- as I know these symptoms have offended some people, so let me apologize and plead for understanding- although I now recognize it, I cannot control it, when it’s actually a symptom of my (and others’) Dysautonomia. Crazy to think so many of my/our behaviors are influenced by DNA, disease, system dysfunction, gut biota, viruses, etc. We are so often governed by forces we know not of, yet blame them on a person’s character. So memo to self- be kind to yourself and others. There’s a mind blowing biological reason for EVERYTHING. #Dysautonomia#POTS#EDS#EhlersDanlosSyndrome#EDSWarrior#ChronicIllness#ChronicFatigue#Neuropathy#ImmunodeficiencyDisease#AutoimmuneDisease#GettingReal#ChronicallyBadass
My buddy @nic4dct , founder of DCT @dctproflex, created and awesome tool that’s helping everyone from athletes to elderly get their game and their life back. I love being able to help people using such a simple, yet profound tool. If you want to learn more about how we use the proflex, stay tuned for some awesome videos or stop by for an appointment! 🎿
Peppermint Oil For Neuropathy!
Every harvest, my father-in-law can be seen working hard alongside of the combine operating the graincart. Now that he is in his 80s, he may need a little help getting up the stairs and into the tractor. But, he lives to be in a tractor. We can’t get him out of it most of the time. Don is a cancer survivor for at least fifteen years and counting. We are blessed to have in our lives. One of the outcomes of his cancer treatments is Neuropathy. Neuropathy is an outcome of damage to your peripheral nerves. This damage can cause numbness, shooting pain, and even burning feelings in your hands and feet. The peripheral nerves are important because they send and receive information from your brain’s nervous system. According to the MayoClinic, peripheral neuropathy can result from traumatic injuries, infections, metabolic problems, inherited causes, exposure to toxins, and even diabetes mellitus. According to the National Center of Complementary and Integrated Health, peppermint has been used for health purposes for several thousand years and is mentioned in writings from ancient Greece, Rome, and Egypt. Now, peppermint is used to aid in digestive problems, headaches, muscle aches, itching, and other health difficulties. A 2010 research study published by BMC Complement Alternative Medicine, prescription medicine in this area is often limited because there is long term dependency upon it and the medicine’s side effects are less than desirable. Although not heavily researched, Peppermint leaves and oil has been used by many neuropathy patients and their personal testimonies state a sharp reduction in pain and other related neuropathy symptoms. Peppermint is known to help relax muscles, control spasms, and act as an overall pain reliever. Try diluting peppermint essential oil about 2-5% dilution of peppermint oil with carrier oil like jojoba before application to the skin. #herbalfarmwife#peppermint#essentialoils#neuropathy#cancersurvivor#peripheralneuropathy#digestiveproblems#headaches#muscleaches#peppermintleaves#painreduction