The Chronic Companion

Crystal's ceaseless battle with multiple autoimmune diseases & path to partnership with a Service Dog. SpoonieπŸ‘šSales for my Service Dog have begun.

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Good Morning Friends! I hope everyone is having a great morning!

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Thank you to everyone that has been helping me try to stay positive during this very painful time of titration. I am counting the days till Monday, Nov 20th, when I can get my pain pump. During this time my migraines have spiked and my anxiety has been through the roof, like never before. The best surprise I have got though is that my Big-Sis-n-Love is coming Friday to stay with me and my family through the weekend. She was a Godsend to us before: during my 360 Lumbar surgery, many, many procedures, and at least one more more surgery. She is the Sis you don’t have to clean the house for...if you get my drift! I can’t wait till she gets here! I love her so much!!!

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I may not tell you...I am in pain constantly everyday all day long. There is no cure. There is no fix. I do everything that the doctors tell me to do and the pain never ends. I need your understanding! I need your friendship! I need your Love! I need you! But this I may not tell you...

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This is truly what I NEED RIGHT NOW!!!

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Just how I feel at the moment. Waiting...waiting...waiting! Crying! There are not words for all the expressions I need or want to say. Pain...wait...

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Good Morning Dear Sweet Friends...I need your support and help during this week. I have been trying to stay positive over the last week or so. Now the pain is increasing to a point that it is all I can absolutely focus on. I have nerve damage in my spine from C3 to S1; which affects my arms and legs. I also serve migraines that never seem to end. I am eating a special diet that helps me not eat foods my body is sensitive to such as dairy, gluten, gluten-free, soy, sugar, fructose, and many, many more. I am immense pain and at the same time feel very deprived of everything. Please pray for me to be able to remain focused and positive during this time. That is my request! I need you all at this time.

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Good Morning all my Spoonies and Chronic Pain Warriors! Here is to another week full of possibilities and chances to for each day to be better than the day before. (Warning: Reality for most of us that things may not change and we may still have to deal with the same shβ€’β€’ as the day before, but the idea is not to focus on that. Focus on the possibilities of that good day, good morning, good afternoon, or good evening. You get the idea.). What I wish you is hope for these things!

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Good Morning Everyone! I hope everyone can have a low or pain free day! Hope is what we make of it! Everyday is another opportunity for all the wonderful things LIFE has to offer. Never give up on things like HOPE, LOVE, JOY, ... You fill in the blank ______. Have a blessed day my Dear Sweet Friends!

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I had a terrible anxiety attack yesterday. The first to send me to the hospital. Scary...two trips to the ER for us in one day. Man...I am done...I choose HAPPINESS! I choose...__________. Let’s fill in the blank! 😘❀️

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Thank you for your prayers and positive thoughts today for Kyle my husband! It really helped. We got to get in and out of the ER extremely fast so Kyle can still make it to his Ortho appointment today at 1:50. Continued prayers and positive thoughts would be appreciated for that too!!! Kyle is my everything! He and I have been together since we were 17! I can not imagine life any different. He has been with me at doctor appointments since I was 17. It is hard for me to see him sick. Sorry for going on and on... Thank you again!!!!

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Need prayer...on the way to hospital with hubby because of kidney stones again! 3rd time in the last 3 months...

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Rain, rain, go away, please don’t come back another day! My husband and I joke about me being able to predict the weather when it is bad, due to my chronic pain issues. Ughh...man would I do anything to not have this Super Power!!! πŸ˜–. I should have been a Meteorologist! 😜

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Good Morning Fellow Spoonies! May you have your best day possible! It is rainy and very cold for Texas, here today. 😬 What is it like where you are?

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Me and My Sweet Lillie!!! It is warmer day here when this pic was taken (Lol). @kimberlyelayyne

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I am strong! You are strong! We are strong! Now that we have that straight...Good Morning!!! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ¦‹

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Cool!!! Never know what your going to see when you get up and leave the couch. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜³πŸ˜œ

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If you can see this...this is for you! 😘❀️

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Good Morning, my Sweet Dear Friends of IG! You make my day everyday. I thank you for helping me through chronic pain and so many other issues. I talk to you everyday and your friendship is invaluable! I am sending positive thoughts and prayers your way this morning! β€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ¦‹πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ¦‹

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Well..... I am up at my usual 3 am! It is Painsomnia Time! It is so frustrating. The thing that I am grateful for is that: I don’t have work tomorrow because, I know that there are others of you out there that are not so lucky. Saying a prayer and sending positive thoughts through the pain for all of us! πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ¦‹

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I totally missed that last night was Day Light Savings. Anyone else out there?

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In memory of all that have served past, present, and even future. We can not begin to thank you for all you have done for our country. In honor of all in my family that has served from: Pawpaw Thompson, Papa Tanner, my husband, Wayne, Stacy, Bubba, Uncle Sam, and to Connor who is currently serving. If I missed anyone I am sorry. Our family is full of Patriots, as well as wives that supported them as they served. God bless you all and our Great Country the U.S.A. !

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Losing someone so close as a Best Friend is never easy, but losing you has been one of the hardest. πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹πŸ¦‹

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It is crazy how memories can just flood your mind and you realize how much you miss someone that was there for you through so much. It has been 9 long years since, I have heard your voice. 9 long years since, I could get your help regarding something, I would share with no one else. It has been 9 years since, I had someone that held the same memories as me and knew my thoughts as I do. It has been a long time for all of us! But we go on knowing you loved us and that your greatest joy was seeing us happy. I miss you my Best Friend!!! You will never be forgotten and will always have a huge place in my heart! Gone far to soon but, never forgotten: ReginaπŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ¦‹

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@rsd_fighter Thank you for all the love! I hope you can get some rest. I am sure there is no coincidence we are both up at this time of the morning. πŸ˜³πŸ˜¬πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ¦‹

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No matter our situation in life we have to start somewhere. Use what we have. Do what we can to propel ourselves forward! My thoughts are with everyone dealing with the painful effects of the weather of the season and their chronic pain in general. πŸ˜˜β€οΈπŸ¦‹πŸ’œπŸ’›πŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ–€πŸ¦‹

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We are home!!! I have missed you all. Our family went home for a short visit. It was hard for me to keep up with everyone. May you all have a wonderful day and may it be filled with happiness and love! May your pain be relived and maintained as best as possible.

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Happy Halloween to all Spoonies!!!

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May you have your best day possible and it filled with happiness!

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