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05

Aug

To me, it’s funny 100% of the time:

Sickness is nothing to brush away, and I’m always a big believer In getting help for a real problem. BUT…

I find it funny 100% of the time someone enters hospital “for exhaustion”.

I know that may sound judgmental. Wait - scratch that. I know that it’s actually 100% straight up judgmental of me to say that… But, after 4 years of illness and a latest stint in the hospital lasting, oh, 3 weeks now…I feel pretty qualified to make the assessment and therefore ok about saying it…

On what level is a hospital restful?

Hospitals are for fight! For comebacks. For strength! Hospitals include all night nurse interactions - most definitely not REM sleep. There are temperature checks, blood pressure tests, meds to receive, blood to be given.

Hospitals are not for hammocks, cool seaside breezes, bartenders, and masseurs.

Hospitals are the most tiring of all!

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 

19

May

Let’s think about the term “INVISIBLE ILLNESS”.
Not just a distant concept, it has the potential - though I pray it never once touches you - to affect any and all of us. To change a life in less than a split-second. To forever alter and shift your perspective in both positive and negative ways. And that’s whether you’re the person affected, a caregiver, or simply a friend and support system.
Look around! Open your eyes! Are you perhaps “looking but not seeing” what a loved one might need?
Attempt the practice of being kind - ALWAYS! For we never know what others are going through. From severe Chronic Pain to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or even depression from lingering grief for the death of a loved one, young or old.
Invisible Illnesses and difficulties are faced everyday by those we’d least expect.  
Life is hard! Why make it harder on the ones that we so adore? Life is about stretching ourselves to be better people. Let’s start with this lesson! :)
Happy Monday, everyone! Big love - Danni
Oooh! And just one more thing..! I’m so excited to be posting regularly to both my Pinterest and Instagram accounts! Let’s connect! Both are SUPER active with lots of fun stuff. For example, on my Pinterest, find CRPS/RSD inspired beauty tips as well as easy crafts to occupy your mind and time during dreaded pain flares! And on Instagram, follow along as I attempt to live life to the fullest despite my very own Invisible Illness. 
So, come and join me! My account name on both sites is (of course!) ‘theproject3x5’. Or, to make things super easy, you can go ahead and just click on the any of the links in this blog post. Easy-Peasy, right? No excuses ;) I’ll see you there! xx

Let’s think about the term “INVISIBLE ILLNESS”.

Not just a distant concept, it has the potential - though I pray it never once touches you - to affect any and all of us. To change a life in less than a split-second. To forever alter and shift your perspective in both positive and negative ways. And that’s whether you’re the person affected, a caregiver, or simply a friend and support system.

Look around! Open your eyes! Are you perhaps “looking but not seeing” what a loved one might need?

Attempt the practice of being kind - ALWAYS! For we never know what others are going through. From severe Chronic Pain to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), or even depression from lingering grief for the death of a loved one, young or old.

Invisible Illnesses and difficulties are faced everyday by those we’d least expect.  

Life is hard! Why make it harder on the ones that we so adore? Life is about stretching ourselves to be better people. Let’s start with this lesson! :)

Happy Monday, everyone! Big love - Danni

Oooh! And just one more thing..! I’m so excited to be posting regularly to both my Pinterest and Instagram accounts! Let’s connect! Both are SUPER active with lots of fun stuff. For example, on my Pinterest, find CRPS/RSD inspired beauty tips as well as easy crafts to occupy your mind and time during dreaded pain flares! And on Instagram, follow along as I attempt to live life to the fullest despite my very own Invisible Illness. 

So, come and join me! My account name on both sites is (of course!) ‘theproject3x5’. Or, to make things super easy, you can go ahead and just click on the any of the links in this blog post. Easy-Peasy, right? No excuses ;) I’ll see you there! xx

13

May

In dealing with those who are undergoing great suffering, if you feel “burnout” setting in, if you feel demoralized and exhausted, it is best, for the sake of everyone, to withdraw and restore yourself. The point is to have a long-term perspective. / Dalai Lama

17

Jan

#verybadhairday #thanksalotobama #onlyjoking #butreally #whathashappenedtomyhair

#verybadhairday #thanksalotobama #onlyjoking #butreally #whathashappenedtomyhair

11

Nov

There are always lights… even in the dark.

There are always lights… even in the dark.

03

Nov

Oh 2013, get over yourself already.

22

Oct

See You Later, Alligator!
Super long inpatient ketamine treatment starts today. I’ve waited over 3 years for this! Oddly, though, instead of feeling the immense amount of pressure I expected to feel (I mean, if you have 1 shot at something after 3 years… woaaah…) I feel calm. I feel at peace. I feel as though now is my time and I’m ready to fight!
I will be out of it for a while, so see you later alligator! There’s going to be a massive back up on my emails and what not as this treatment is months long! So please be patient. Try me on Twitter! I love you all and appreciate the support and prayers. You’re in my thoughts, too. 
SO. MUCH. LOVE! - Danielle xx
(at Drexel University Hahnemann Health Sciences Library)

See You Later, Alligator!

Super long inpatient ketamine treatment starts today. I’ve waited over 3 years for this! Oddly, though, instead of feeling the immense amount of pressure I expected to feel (I mean, if you have 1 shot at something after 3 years… woaaah…) I feel calm. I feel at peace. I feel as though now is my time and I’m ready to fight!

I will be out of it for a while, so see you later alligator! There’s going to be a massive back up on my emails and what not as this treatment is months long! So please be patient. Try me on Twitter! I love you all and appreciate the support and prayers. You’re in my thoughts, too. 

SO. MUCH. LOVE! - Danielle xx

(at Drexel University Hahnemann Health Sciences Library)

11

Sep

Too much love Uncle Kevin. xx #neverforget #september11

Too much love Uncle Kevin. xx #neverforget #september11

09

Sep

White Wedding…
There’s a wedding this week! Click the photo to see whose own… xx

White Wedding…

There’s a wedding this week! Click the photo to see whose own… xx