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19

Jul

Donate Blood!
I’m currently undergoing a treatment called IVIG, by which I receive the plasma of around 1000 other people who were lovely enough to donate their blood. 
Did you donate blood in the USA recently? Perhaps your plasma is now circulating inside of my veins and helping me immensely! - You never know! This world is so small :) 
Anyway, this is a call to action! 
I know that needles often make many of us squirmy. And I know that donating blood may not be the most convenient thing - we all live busy lives, right? 
However, perhaps by making it a little more personal (as in showing you that the blood is getting to someone you know - ME!) it’ll up the incentive on your part to donate, should you be able to. 
Who knows, you may even save a life! Or several! 
You’d go from zero to hero! Plus, you get a cookie at the end of your donation! Woah… now if that’s not enough a reason, I don’t know what is ;) 
Thank you in advance for your selflessness in donating. 
Big love! Be happy and healthy - Danielle xx

Donate Blood!

I’m currently undergoing a treatment called IVIG, by which I receive the plasma of around 1000 other people who were lovely enough to donate their blood. 

Did you donate blood in the USA recently? Perhaps your plasma is now circulating inside of my veins and helping me immensely! - You never know! This world is so small :) 

Anyway, this is a call to action! 

I know that needles often make many of us squirmy. And I know that donating blood may not be the most convenient thing - we all live busy lives, right? 

However, perhaps by making it a little more personal (as in showing you that the blood is getting to someone you know - ME!) it’ll up the incentive on your part to donate, should you be able to. 

Who knows, you may even save a life! Or several! 

You’d go from zero to hero! Plus, you get a cookie at the end of your donation! Woah… now if that’s not enough a reason, I don’t know what is ;) 

Thank you in advance for your selflessness in donating. 

Big love! Be happy and healthy - Danielle xx

18

Jul

Mindfulness Matters! Combined with technology it’s golden! My current crush? The app Mindfulness Daily. It conveniently sends reminders (see above photo) directly to my iPad through the day, allowing for mindfulness (which in turn brings focus, stress relief, peace, etc.)Perfect for any spoonie! Or, for that matter, anyone and everyone looking for more balance in their life.Go sign up!!!

Mindfulness Matters! Combined with technology it’s golden! My current crush? The app Mindfulness Daily. It conveniently sends reminders (see above photo) directly to my iPad through the day, allowing for mindfulness (which in turn brings focus, stress relief, peace, etc.)

Perfect for any spoonie! Or, for that matter, anyone and everyone looking for more balance in their life.

Go sign up!!!

16

Jul

Times are bad. Children no longer obey their parents and everyone is writing a book.” / Cicero, circa 43 BC

15

Jul

Machines.
One giving blood, one receiving.
DONATE BLOOD. You may just be inadvertently helping a friend! Or me! 

Machines.

One giving blood, one receiving.

DONATE BLOOD. You may just be inadvertently helping a friend! Or me! 

It’s French Fry Appreciation Day. Live for the little things. Go and eat… xx #do

It’s French Fry Appreciation Day. Live for the little things. Go and eat… xx #do

13

Jul

My dear friend, Miss Meghan McCain is co-hosting “The View” tomorrow morning. Tune in and watch! I’m so, so proud of her!
Not to mention, she supports our CRPS/RSD cause by rocking an orange TheProject3x5 awareness bracelet whenever she can. Now is she a wonderful friend or is she a wonderful friend? xx 

My dear friend, Miss Meghan McCain is co-hosting “The View” tomorrow morning. Tune in and watch! I’m so, so proud of her!

Not to mention, she supports our CRPS/RSD cause by rocking an orange TheProject3x5 awareness bracelet whenever she can. Now is she a wonderful friend or is she a wonderful friend? xx 

Nurse Appreciation!
You people are the real miracle workers.
Or maybe I just like y’all because you tolerate me with the face doodles…?
Anyway: nurses. Good. Thank you. Well done.

Nurse Appreciation!

You people are the real miracle workers.

Or maybe I just like y’all because you tolerate me with the face doodles…?

Anyway: nurses. Good. Thank you. Well done.

11

Jul

Day 12:
Hickman Line to Heart - with Stitches, Scars and a ‘Sooo Over It’ Mouth. 

Day 12:

Hickman Line to Heart - with Stitches, Scars and a ‘Sooo Over It’ Mouth. 

30

Jun

The calm before the very long nap. So blessed for such wonderful people in my life. I couldn’t do this without support! See you when I wake up! You wonderful people, you! #crps #rsd #ketamineinfusiontherapy #biglove  (at Hahnemann University Hospital)

The calm before the very long nap. So blessed for such wonderful people in my life. I couldn’t do this without support! See you when I wake up! You wonderful people, you! #crps #rsd #ketamineinfusiontherapy #biglove (at Hahnemann University Hospital)

28

Jun

The most common question for those of us dealing with severe pain / severe illness in a positive manner is, “But how do you do you do it?”
My answer is always the same and very simple:
“What’s my alternative? To curl up in a ball and have that be it?”
Am I to forget my hopes and dreams? My passions or goals?
Nope! No thanks! No way. Rather not, thank you very much!
As I see it, the bad times are there so that we may truly appreciate those times that are good. And so now, whenever I can, when good days creep in and I feel up for something wonderful… Not only do I fully take advantage, but I’m more thankful than you could ever begin to know.
Raise your glass and toast with me! [Wait, what are we drinking?!]
GRAPE JUICE OF COURSE! 
Big love! - Danni xx

The most common question for those of us dealing with severe pain / severe illness in a positive manner is, “But how do you do you do it?”

My answer is always the same and very simple:

“What’s my alternative? To curl up in a ball and have that be it?”

Am I to forget my hopes and dreams? My passions or goals?

Nope! No thanks! No way. Rather not, thank you very much!

As I see it, the bad times are there so that we may truly appreciate those times that are good. And so now, whenever I can, when good days creep in and I feel up for something wonderful… Not only do I fully take advantage, but I’m more thankful than you could ever begin to know.

Raise your glass and toast with me! [Wait, what are we drinking?!]

GRAPE JUICE OF COURSE! 

Big love! - Danni xx