Lately I have been able to channel my energy into my passion - an organization I am developing here in Ottawa, Canada - that allows me to put my advocacy into real action. While still in the early stages, the organization will turn into a pain center devoted to women with unresolved chronic pain, and … Continue reading Our voices are much stronger when we shout together
Cramp My Style Blog is expanding. The new initiative is focused on neutralizing gender-biased outcomes in pain treatment. On the onset, the goal will be to understand the challenges presented to women (and transgender) when confronting their healthcare practitioners about pain. Once this initial information has been collected, the focus will be to lobby for, … Continue reading Pain Survey
Endo sisters! If you have not yet heard of Jessica Murnane you must become familiar with her work immediately. Several years ago I came across her book 'One Part Plant' and bought it right away. I knew she was legit because the forward to her book was written by Lena Dunham!!!! Anyways, we've messaged back … Continue reading Endo Toolkit – by Jessica Murnane
With so many things happening to my body at once, I spend a great deal of time discerning between endometriosis pain, ulcerative colitis pain, anxiety, stress and just an off day. I run out of spoons a lot, and I am starting to look at my body with disdain - something I don't even want … Continue reading Listening to my body – Part 1
How do we get around the redundancy of the current triaging system?In the last 12 months alone I have amassed quite a thick file of medical records; from scans to diagnoses and undefined medical revelations. Add that to the 20 previous years of fruitless ultrasounds for burst cysts, a gallbladder removal, and many many tests … Continue reading My medical records could be a best-seller
To all those out there who are listening for a second there are a few reminders I need to tell you; While this holiday you want me to join you in the adventures, to be honest, I'll only be able to endure a few. I wake up in the morning feeling pretty achy and … Continue reading A spoonie Holiday Poem
Do you know someone with an autoimmune disease? Are you unsure what to get them for the holidays? Many of us autoimmune sufferers chat on social media almost every day about things that have worked for us - either therapeutically or mentally. Sometimes its as easy as a smell or a feeling. To help you … Continue reading An Autoimmune Gift List
What I want to say to all the future women I have always been a big believer that everything happens for a reason. Even now, as I decide which pain medication to use for the degree of suffering I'm in, I still feel as though my grander purpose in life is to educate other women … Continue reading Everything happens for a reason, right?
Alright everyone, you gotta hear me out about this Keto Coffee.... My friend KRISTI is looking for 5 models to try the KETO COFFEE It’s non GMO and all you would have to do is substitute it for your morning coffee for 90 days! This coffee burns fat, fuels your brain so you can focus … Continue reading Keto Coffee – Promotion on now!
I recently connected with Danielle, founder and owner of Danielle Joy Designs. I was randomly searching for endometriosis-related merch on Etsy the other day and stumbled upon bracelets that called out to me. They were bold and feminine at the same time, and I was quick to order one for myself. But as I started looking … Continue reading Danielle Joy Designs