My Journey

blogging, chronic pain, CRPS, inspiration, lifestyle

Final Pages- Day 48

I’m going to start this entry off in a rather bold manner because there is something that needs to be changed and I have been trying to ‘be the change that I wish to see’. Me, along with thousands of other people around the world, live with something that is nicknamed the ‘Suicide Disease’ within the medical community.  It’s real name is Complex Regional Pain Syndrome- CRPS. It is unfortunately also called other names like RSD, Causalgia, Sudeck Syndrome and many more. This all needs to change. #CRPS1Name

It’s Complex. It’s regional, and the constant pain is enough to drive a person insane. It is the highest rated pain on the McGill Pain Index. Sitting at 42 out of 50. It’s pain is recorded to be higher than amputation of digit, childbirth, fibromyalgia, non terminal cancer and everything else on the index. In addition to the pain, it controls almost every nervous system in our bodies. Our nervous systems are like yours, they control our thoughts and our bodies completely. So in a sense, CRPS can control us if we allow it to.

There is no cure and the confusion within the medical community is terrible. 66& of patients in Canada have to go to 3 or more doctors with the same symptoms before a proper diagnosis and by that time, the progressive syndrome is already taking over in it’s ways and your chances of treatment being successful are reduced dramatically.

So when I was diagnosed 3 years ago, I was terrified for what my future was going to look like.

I’m broke and broken. I have more bad days than good with pain and I live quite a boring life because of my limitations. I never have an easy day because even getting out of bed in the morning after not sleeping, my feet get shocked the second they touch the floor. Everything hurts me from Allodynia, one symptom that causes my hair, breath or even a hug cause these shocks of 42 of 50 pain. Most days are overwhelming. Most days, I still have no idea what the future looks like.

BUT.

I am not letting it steal the Sparkle in my personality and my desire to make today a great day with positive thinking when possible. My goal is to inspire others to try the same.

It doesn’t take my pain away. It doesn’t somehow enable me to live a “normal” life. It doesn’t make everyday a good day like I hope (as my followers know). It doesn’t make me rich magically or fix the problems in today’s world. But it does help spark a bit of hope. It does help perk up my step a little bit and it does help me manage unfortunate circumstances in a healthier manner.

Be kind to your mind. Now is a great time for people to learn new things from home: Neuroplasticity or Mindful Based Stress Reduction.

I’m changing the nickname of CRPS from ‘Suicide Disease’ to ‘Made for Warriors’. It might physically make us weaker in ways, but mentally we can grow and bloom.

Make today a good day with positive thinking and please be kind to your mind.

One day and one step at a time, we got this ❤

Positive thoughts,

-Kristen Sparkle

Day 364/366 (Leap Year)

Entry 186/183

#50dayswithCRPS by Kristen Sparkle- Day 48

@ConquerCRPS on Instagram, Facebook and Gmail

paypal.me/sewearthycreations My personal journey is increasingly difficult because of CRPS, but I continue to try to make the best of each day. All support is greatly appreciated ❤

https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays If you want to make a little extra money from home for watching videos or taking surveys. It all adds up. I’ve made $700 in the past few years.

I CANNOT RESPOND OR CHECK COMMENTS ON COMPLEXTRUTHS SO PLEASE EMAIL ME CONQUERCRPS@GMAIL.COM–

#UnbendableSpoons #CRPSAwareness #CRPSWarrior #ConquerCRPS #FibromyalgiaFighter #FightChronicPain #FightCRPS with #love #peace #happiness = #success and #peaceofmind #365daychallenge #3ToChangeCRPS

blogging, challenge, chronic pain, CRPS, lifestyle

Not today- Day 47

My body, mind and soul need a break. Even though these are the final days of my #50dayswithCRPS challenge, I need take today for me.

Be kind to your mind everyone

One day and one step at a time, we got this ❤

Positive thoughts,

-Kristen Sparkle

Day 363/366 (Leap Year)

Entry 185/183

#50dayswithCRPS by Kristen Sparkle- Day 47

@ConquerCRPS on Instagram, Facebook and Gmail

paypal.me/sewearthycreations My personal journey is increasingly difficult because of CRPS, but I continue to try to make the best of each day. All support is greatly appreciated ❤

https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays If you want to make a little extra money from home for watching videos or taking surveys. It all adds up. I’ve made $700 in the past few years.

I CANNOT RESPOND OR CHECK COMMENTS ON COMPLEXTRUTHS SO PLEASE EMAIL ME CONQUERCRPS@GMAIL.COM–

#UnbendableSpoons #CRPSAwareness #CRPSWarrior #ConquerCRPS #FibromyalgiaFighter #FightChronicPain #FightCRPS with #love #peace #happiness = #success and #peaceofmind #365daychallenge #3ToChangeCRPS

blogging, chronic pain, CRPS, inspiration, lifestyle

Another short but sweet entry-Day 46

Today is another one of those days where my pain levels are high and my thoughts are consumed by it unfortunately. With only a few days left of my #50dayswithCRPS challenge left, I’m sorry this entry is going to be short. Living with CRPS can create a lot of days like this unfortunately. Which is why I’m trying to raise awareness to it with my little projects 🙂

I heard about Formal Friday this week and fully intended on participating. Now that I physically feel the way I do, I’m not sure how formal I will get- but I’m going to try mascara at least 🙂 If you have not heard about the idea, get yourself dressed up today to change this new routine a little. Do something nice for yourself. #FormalFriday is going to happen around the world, if you want to take pictures and share on social media 🙂

There is also a lot of entertainment happening online this weekend. I’ve heard of many musicians and DJs posting live videos for people to enjoy. Lots of people are getting creative with their ways of showing appreciation for our medical teams. This is a great opportunity to learn new things online or to complete that project that you have had on the back burner for a while.

There are FREE online courses for Mindful Based Stress Reduction. Free virtual tours of museums and art exhibits. Free exercise and cooking videos. There is all kinds of positive things that we can do with the time we are given. Even if we are limited to the couch with pain ❤

Luckily,  I only have to walk down to my basement to start my short work shift though. I am incredibly thankful for that.

Stay productive, stay healthy and stay kind to your mind everyone. Better days are ahead and today isn’t so bad if we approach it right 🙂

One day and one step at a time, we got this ❤

Positive thoughts,

-Kristen Sparkle

Day 362/366 (Leap Year)

Entry 184/183

#50dayswithCRPS by Kristen Sparkle- Day 46

@ConquerCRPS on Instagram, Facebook and Gmail

paypal.me/sewearthycreations My personal journey is increasingly difficult because of CRPS, but I continue to try to make the best of each day. All support is greatly appreciated ❤

https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays If you want to make a little extra money from home for watching videos or taking surveys. It all adds up. I’ve made $700 in the past few years.

I CANNOT RESPOND OR CHECK COMMENTS ON COMPLEXTRUTHS SO PLEASE EMAIL ME CONQUERCRPS@GMAIL.COM–

#UnbendableSpoons #CRPSAwareness #CRPSWarrior #ConquerCRPS #FibromyalgiaFighter #FightChronicPain #FightCRPS with #love #peace #happiness = #success and #peaceofmind #365daychallenge #3ToChangeCRPS

blogging, chronic pain, CRPS, inspiration, lifestyle

365 day challenge -Complete

361 days ago, I decided to start a project called “183 in 365”. My goal was to write 183 blog entries in 365 days  Why not 365 entries to make it a true year challenge? As a Spoonie, I have great limitations to work with. I tried to set a realistic goal for myself, with the least amount of challenges, so that I could be where I am today:

Finished 🙂

I have tried to raise awareness, inspiration, support and funds towards CRPS for 3 years now. The funds have gone to a medical team in Montreal that are testing a new treatment and so far we have raised $2,900. CRPS has dramatically changed my life, so I want to dramatically change the confusion, lack of support and options surrounding CRPS. I want to be the change that I wish to see in the world.

Over the past year, I have seen 3 pain specialists. I had 6 weeks of Bio Photon Therapy on my right leg and one of 6 Lidocaine infusions before my nurse went on maternity leave in August. At this point, it is their advice that infusions are my only option left. I have continued to work part time in a call center to financially survive until I find medical support or options. With my physical circumstances worsening, I had to focus on things that I could still do. I organized the 2nd Annual Walk to Conquer CRPS in August and started an online support program for CRPS warriors here in Nova Scotia.

I try to encourage others to use positive thinking whenever possible, as it can dramatically increase the quality of your life. Neuroplasticity and Mindfulness are amazing tools that have helped me continue to sparkle, despite my circumstances. Living with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome has changed me in many ways, but it has also allowed me to find inner strength that I never knew existed.

If I can leave this challenge with anything:

PLEASE be kind to your mind. Be present in the moment. Right now, no matter what your limitation or situation is: you can be kind to your mind. Be thankful. Focus on what you can do, instead of dwelling on what you can’t.

Be kind to your mind everyone and make today a good day with positive thinking, we got this.

Positive thoughts,

-Kristen Sparkle

Day 361/366 (Leap Year)

Entry 183/183! ❤ ❤

@ConquerCRPS on Instagram, Facebook and Gmail

paypal.me/sewearthycreations My personal journey is increasingly difficult because of CRPS, but I continue to try to make the best of each day. All support is greatly appreciated ❤

https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays If you want to make a little extra money from home for watching videos or taking surveys. It all adds up. I’ve made $700 in the past few years.

I CANNOT RESPOND OR CHECK COMMENTS ON COMPLEXTRUTHS SO PLEASE EMAIL ME CONQUERCRPS@GMAIL.COM–

#50dayswithCRPS by Kristen Sparkle- Day 45

#UnbendableSpoons #CRPSAwareness #CRPSWarrior #ConquerCRPS #FibromyalgiaFighter #FightChronicPain #FightCRPS with #love #peace #happiness = #success and #peaceofmind #365daychallenge #3ToChangeCRPS

blogging, chronic pain, CRPS, inspiration, lifestyle

Re-Sparked Day 44

Well, it’s no secret that I have not felt like myself lately. Hopefully, that has been understandable with all things considered. Today is going to be different though.

Today is going to be a good day.

Instead of my new normal routine, I decided to check an email before writing this entry and it really helped re-spark me.

This is an overwhelming time for almost everyone in the world, in one way or another. I’ve picked up a lot of those energies lately and it has honestly taken it’s toll on me. Now that I am going to be working from home, hopefully those feelings will be lifted  a little bit.

I’m not sure what the situation is currently with the medical team in Montreal regarding the new CRPS treatment, but I will find out soon. Hopefully the 3rd Annual Walk to Conquer CRPS is still able to happen in August. There are a lot of unknowns right now, but one day and one step at a time, it will be figured out.

Tomorrow will be my last entry for my original challenge of 183 blog entries in 365 days and it seems I will be reaching the goal a few days early. There are only 6 entries left of my #50dayswithCRPS challenge too. Once these projects are finished, I will have more time to dedicate to the next steps and will update you all with details at least once a week.

Many lessons have been learned over the past year. Many things have changed and many things have stayed the same. What matters most is how I handle them, which is never perfect, but I’m always trying my best with positive intentions.

Be kind to your mind everyone and make today a good day with positive thinking, we got this.

Positive thoughts,

-Kristen Sparkle

Day 360/366 (Leap Year)

Entry 182/183

@ConquerCRPS on Instagram, Facebook and Gmail

paypal.me/sewearthycreations My personal journey is increasingly difficult because of CRPS, but I continue to try to make the best of each day. All support is greatly appreciated ❤

https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays If you want to make a little extra money from home for watching videos or taking surveys. It all adds up. I’ve made $700 in the past few years.

I CANNOT RESPOND OR CHECK COMMENTS ON COMPLEXTRUTHS SO PLEASE EMAIL ME CONQUERCRPS@GMAIL.COM–

#50dayswithCRPS by Kristen Sparkle- Day 44

#UnbendableSpoons #CRPSAwareness #CRPSWarrior #ConquerCRPS #FibromyalgiaFighter #FightChronicPain #FightCRPS with #love #peace #happiness = #success and #peaceofmind #365daychallenge #3ToChangeCRPS

blogging, chronic pain, CRPS, inspiration, lifestyle

Thank You, CRPS -Day 43

For the past 8 years, I have been living with multiple invisible illnesses. For the past 3 years, I have been trying to conquer the Queen of those illnesses- CRPS. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is often referred to as RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), Causalgia or a myriad of other names. Patients & organizations around the world are trying to change that with #CRPS1Name to eliminate more confusion.

66% of patients with CRPS have to see 3 or more doctors with the same symptoms before a proper diagnosis. This can usually take months. The best time for treatment to be effective is within the first 3 months. Unfortunately, CRPS is a progressive disorder. Meaning that it is going to get worse for most patients. There is no cure. There is no guaranteed successful treatment either. A team of doctors in Montreal were researching a new CRPS treatment and I have been fund raising for the cause for the past 2 years now. Unfortunately, I believe that is all on hold for the time being while the world handles this COVID-19 pandemic.

CRPS is the highest rated pain on the McGill Pain Index, sitting at 42 out of 50. The pain is rated above childbirth, amputation of digits, fibromyalgia, non terminal cancer and everything else on the list for point of reference.

The symptoms of CRPS vary with each patient and pain levels can change every minute. It’s an unpredictable disorder and affects every nervous system in a patients body. It can make my arm and legs turn funny colors, swell up like balloons or feel like popsicles temperature wise, but fire from the inside.

Another unfortunate thing about CRPS is the nickname that the medical community has given it: The Suicide Disease. What kind of hope does that promote? That’s awful.

I needed to change that nickname somehow. I needed to inspire hope, awareness, inspiration and support for others like me. But I had no idea how to.

During the first year of my CRPS diagnosis, I went from depressed to determined with a fire under my butt. I needed to make a change. I needed to push through this pain that was designed to kill me, as so the nickname states. I needed to make sure others knew they were strong enough too and that there was hope of better days. New treatment is a possibility!

Personally, my medical situation has been more than frustrating. I have struggled every day for the past 3 years in one way or another. One time, I did have 36 hours pain free after a Stellate Ganglion block, but during those 36 hours- I was on happy drugs from the doctor and the next day I went to work instead of relaxing like was recommended.

I’ve been trying to work as much as I can through all of this, as advised by my doctor. I survive off of very little money, because I cannot work very much. 3 years now of working 2.5 hour shifts a few times a week has created it’s own whirlwind of problems. I cannot use my dominant arm unless I am highly medicated on self prescribed marijuana, which I cannot do at work- so I only use my left hand while I’m there. I have difficulties walking around and look incredibly awkward or “sore” (according to co workers) when I do walk. CRPS has been slowly taking over.

So with all of that being said, and more being held back for the sake of positive vibes, CRPS is supposed to be dragging me down physically and mentally. It has caused a lot of problems and created a lot more limitations.

I always say “Everything happens for a reason” and I always try to find the silver lining. I want to be the change that I wish to see in the world.

Well, this morning I would like to thank CRPS. The very thing that disabled me, gave me opportunities to grow and bloom in ways I never imagined. I have learned about Neuroplasticity, Mindfulness, Mindful Based Stress Reduction, how to be kind to my mind and most importantly: I am WAY stronger than I thought or gave myself credit for.

It is a scary time to have invisible illnesses that compromise your immune system. I am thankful to be in Nova Scotia, where they open the stores early for the elderly and those with underlying conditions. I am also thankful that finally, after 3 years of trying, I will be working from home starting tomorrow. By reducing the walk and the environment of work, I might be able to finally work a full scheduled week of 2.5 hours a day for 5 days. This would be this first time in many moons.

I am thankful to have my positive mindset so that I can #ConquerCRPS. The pain is there and strong, but it also makes me stronger in ways too.

My blog challenges are almost completed and there is much more to come after that. I am still adjusting to the daily changes here, but am slowly getting back into emails and comments. I am sorry for the delay everyone, my sparkle needed to recharge 🙂

Make today a great day with positive thinking and be kind to your mind everyone, we are all in this together and we got this ❤

Positive thoughts,

-Kristen Sparkle

Day 359/366 (Leap Year)

Entry 181/183

@ConquerCRPS on Instagram, Facebook and Gmail

paypal.me/sewearthycreations My personal journey is increasingly difficult because of CRPS, but I continue to try to make the best of each day. All support is greatly appreciated ❤

https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays If you want to make a little extra money from home for watching videos or taking surveys. It all adds up. I’ve made $700 in the past few years.

I CANNOT RESPOND OR CHECK COMMENTS ON COMPLEXTRUTHS SO PLEASE EMAIL ME CONQUERCRPS@GMAIL.COM–

#50dayswithCRPS by Kristen Sparkle- Day 43

#UnbendableSpoons #CRPSAwareness #CRPSWarrior #ConquerCRPS #FibromyalgiaFighter #FightChronicPain #FightCRPS with #love #peace #happiness = #success and #peaceofmind #365daychallenge #3ToChangeCRPS

blogging, chronic pain, CRPS, hope, lifestyle

Almost finished- Day 42

It seems everyday, things are changing everywhere. In Nova Scotia, where I live, they declared a state of emergency yesterday.

I have 3 entries left of my year long challenge and I am almost finished my #50dayswithCRPS awareness project, I won’t stop until I meet those deadlines.

But today, I need to adjust again. I need to finish setting up my office downstairs and I need to go into my work building to pick up my stuff. I’m not feeling like myself, but I need to find a new normal.

The next few entries will focus more on my missions, I hope it is understandable why my thoughts haven’t been straight lately.

We are all in this together. One day and one step at a time, stay positive and be kind to your mind everyone ❤ .

Positive thoughts,

-Kristen Sparkle

Day 358/366 (Leap Year)

Entry 180/183

@ConquerCRPS on Instagram, Facebook and Gmail

paypal.me/sewearthycreations My personal journey is increasingly difficult because of CRPS, but I continue to try to make the best of each day. All support is greatly appreciated ❤

https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays If you want to make a little extra money from home for watching videos or taking surveys. It all adds up. I’ve made $700 in the past few years.

I CANNOT RESPOND OR CHECK COMMENTS ON COMPLEXTRUTHS SO PLEASE EMAIL ME CONQUERCRPS@GMAIL.COM–

#50dayswithCRPS by Kristen Sparkle- Day 42

#UnbendableSpoons #CRPSAwareness #CRPSWarrior #ConquerCRPS #FibromyalgiaFighter #FightChronicPain #FightCRPS with #love #peace #happiness = #success and #peaceofmind #365daychallenge #3ToChangeCRPS

blogging, chronic pain, CRPS, hope, lifestyle

Good Vibes- Day 41

The sun is shining and the birds are back to singing their songs, today is going to be a good day.

My pain levels are a little higher today from trying to get an office set up in the basement, but I am quite excited to start working from home in the near future.

I have to apologize to any of my support people that might read this. It has been very overwhelming for me, as an empath and a chronic pain patient, to get a grip on the current pandemic. I have had great difficulties finding my own Sparkle and was not sure how I would be able to be supportive from such a low position. Better days are ahead and I will be back to you soon.

All fundraising efforts for the medical team in Montreal that are testing the new treatment for CRPS are also on hold for now.

Here in Nova Scotia, and I’m sure in many other places around the world, medical procedures and appointments that do not pertain to cancer or COVID-19 have been cancelled. That means all patients with chronic pain- are now without treatments.

I want to send each of you some positive vibrations and hopes for a good day, filled with smiles and tolerable pain levels. ❤

Each day, I become more adjusted to how things are and my Sparkle is slowly shining through again. There are only a few days left of my blogging challenges and I look forward to seeing what happens next.

We are all in this together. One day and one step at a time, stay positive and be kind to your mind everyone ❤ .

Positive thoughts,

-Kristen Sparkle

Day 357/366 (Leap Year)

Entry 179/183

@ConquerCRPS on Instagram, Facebook and Gmail

paypal.me/sewearthycreations My personal journey is increasingly difficult because of CRPS, but I continue to try to make the best of each day. All support is greatly appreciated ❤

https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays If you want to make a little extra money from home for watching videos or taking surveys. It all adds up. I’ve made $700 in the past few years.

I CANNOT RESPOND OR CHECK COMMENTS ON COMPLEXTRUTHS SO PLEASE EMAIL ME CONQUERCRPS@GMAIL.COM–

#50dayswithCRPS by Kristen Sparkle- Day 41

#UnbendableSpoons #CRPSAwareness #CRPSWarrior #ConquerCRPS #FibromyalgiaFighter #FightChronicPain #FightCRPS with #love #peace #happiness = #success and #peaceofmind #365daychallenge #3ToChangeCRPS

blogging, chronic pain, CRPS, hope, inspiration, lifestyle

Wow -Day 40

I only have 10 days left of my 365 day challenge, wow! Technically, the challenge turned into 366 days because of the leap year- but that’s just another way to make this Spoonie challenge special.

Last year, I was determined to raise awareness, hope, inspiration and support to CRPS and it’s warriors around the world. I had already spent 2 years of my life living with CRPS- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, in my dominant arm. Around this time last year, the CRPS symptoms started spreading into my legs.

It started gradually and I tried to ignore it, while nurturing it. One day, I took a hot shower and had to get out almost immediately because of the fire in my legs. Once I looked down and saw how swollen and discolored my right leg was- I knew my CRPS was traveling. I was in the process of meeting with a new pain specialist and they gave me the option to treat my arm or my leg first. I chose my leg because it was newer there and I wanted to increase my chances of remission with the early treatment.

Well, a year later and my CRPS continues to progress. I’ve been waiting since August for treatment and now there is no chance of it the near future because of the current pandemic.

The Good news is:

I sent out a few emails to work yesterday in regards to working from home. After 3 YEARS of me trying to work at home so I could increase my hours-  I finally will be able to! I get set up next week and will be able to take calls from my basement by Friday at the absolute latest. Thank goodness.

I have to resume all of my other projects once I start feeling like myself again. It took some time for my mind and body to adjust to everything changing, but I think I am finally starting to find a new routine. Back to emails, Instagram and other social media soon ❤

We are all in this together. One day and one step at a time, stay positive and be kind to your mind everyone ❤ .

Positive thoughts,

-Kristen Sparkle

Day 356/366 (Leap Year)

Entry 178/183

@ConquerCRPS on Instagram, Facebook and Gmail

paypal.me/sewearthycreations My personal journey is increasingly difficult because of CRPS, but I continue to try to make the best of each day. All support is greatly appreciated ❤

https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays If you want to make a little extra money from home for watching videos or taking surveys. It all adds up. I’ve made $700 in the past few years.

I CANNOT RESPOND OR CHECK COMMENTS ON COMPLEXTRUTHS SO PLEASE EMAIL ME CONQUERCRPS@GMAIL.COM–

#50dayswithCRPS by Kristen Sparkle- Day 40

#UnbendableSpoons #CRPSAwareness #CRPSWarrior #ConquerCRPS #FibromyalgiaFighter #FightChronicPain #FightCRPS with #love #peace #happiness = #success and #peaceofmind #365daychallenge #3ToChangeCRPS

blogging, chronic pain, CRPS, hope, inspiration

Changes – Day 39

As most patients with chronic pain know- stress can increase your symptoms. It’s strange how connected it all is, but your thoughts truly have an influence on your body and your well being.

With 11 days left of my blogging challenges, I am continuously impressed with my progress. Once I am finished these challenges, I will have 366 post it notes of challenge schedules to reflect on and remember this year with.

I am proud of myself for sticking with this. Each entry, in one way or another, hopefully encourages sometime to think about their own life and how they can also try to make the best of each moment. Even the difficult ones.

Nobody is perfect and always happy or positive. Some believe that could be toxic positivity. But if you are faced with a situation that forces a frown, you can create the time and option to smile. It is always there. Release your emotions, even the sad or bad ones, just don’t let them consume too much of your time or mind.

As someone who lives in continuous pain and all of the mental anguish that can come with losing independence and knowing things are more than likely going to continue getting worse (with CRPS- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome- a progressive chronic pain disorder). I know how sad and scary life can be. Especially now, with everything and almost everyone being affected by this COVID-19 in one way or another. The important thing is to not stress. Stress does not solve anything and can in fact make things worse.

I’ve been writing about that for 11 days shy of a year now. Stress DOES NOT help. Awareness and Mindfulness do. If you ‘Can’t change’ something, don’t dwell- it can cause damage to your nerves (and immune system).

If you’re at home and worried about money and making ends meet without being able to go to work: start penny pinching and earning pennies where you can. https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays 

or

Use my InstaGC referral link

It all adds up and your rewards can be PayPal if you choose.

If you are at home and starting to go a little stir crazy, you are not alone. There are thousands of people around the world in a similar situation. This would be an excellent time to raise the worlds awareness with Neuroplasticity and Mindful Based Stress Reduction. There are FREE online courses that will teach you about both. Be kind to your mind and aware of your thoughts ❤

I’m trying to get myself set up to work at home, from home. Which is difficult. I believe the city ordered Call centers in my area to close, so I could only imagine how hectic it has been there as they try to send everyone home to work.

CRPS has caused enough confusion in my life over the past 3 years, I am consciously trying to avoid further health complications. I know my immune system is compromised because of it, but I’m still dealing with 66% of patients (with CRPS) needing to see 3 or more doctors with same symptoms before a proper diagnosis. My chances of getting accurate advice from a doctor on if I should stay home are slim to none, so I am following my own advice. Even if I have no idea where my next paycheck is going to come from, I made $10 for PayPal and $15.08 so far for prepaid Visa from this week. Every little bit counts now more than ever.

We are all in this together. One day and one step at a time, stay positive and be kind to your mind everyone ❤ .

Positive thoughts,

-Kristen Sparkle

Day 355/366 (Leap Year)

Entry 177/183

@ConquerCRPS on Instagram, Facebook and Gmail

paypal.me/sewearthycreations My personal journey is difficult and is going to get worse without being able to go to work for now, all support is greatly appreciated ❤

https://www.swagbucks.com/refer/HippieRays If you want to make a little extra money from home for watching videos or taking surveys. It all adds up. I’ve made $700 in the past few years.

I CANNOT RESPOND OR CHECK COMMENTS ON COMPLEXTRUTHS SO PLEASE EMAIL ME CONQUERCRPS@GMAIL.COM–

#50dayswithCRPS by Kristen Sparkle- Day 39

#UnbendableSpoons #CRPSAwareness #CRPSWarrior #ConquerCRPS #FibromyalgiaFighter #FightChronicPain #FightCRPS with #love #peace #happiness = #success and #peaceofmind #365daychallenge #3ToChangeCRPS