Tag: chronic pain


more blood work

Friday was my first full day on meds, thanks to winter finally arriving Thursday and trapping me at home. Remembering to take this drug twice a day, that drug once a day, plus an iron supplement at some point, and my Zyrtec somewhere in there, too, is a tad…much. So I am currently utilizing the …

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And Then, I Broke…

Does Olaf really give warm hugs?

I was well on my way to breaking for months now.

With the cocktail of medications I was prescribed for treating my chronic pain and muscle spasms in my lower back and left leg, my head had become quite…out of sorts. I’ve become less social, knowing I don’t always have the energy to fake the …

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Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon (aka Pig Candy)

Sweet and Spicy Bacon is a version of pig candy featuring a kick from TABASCO Sweet & Spicy Sauce. Elevate your pig candy! {sponsored post}

Disclosure: I developed this recipe for Sweet and Spicy Candied Bacon (aka Pig Candy) in partnership with TABASCO, who compensated me for this post. All opinions remain my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poet in the Pantry!

Back to my back…

I left you hanging in June with the back pain …

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Chorizo Tacos with Sabra Veggie Fusions South-Western Guacamole

Make any night taco night with some tasty chorizo and an assortment of toppings, including Sabra's new Veggie Fusions guacamole! {sponsored post}

Disclosure: This is a compensated post written on behalf of Sabra. All opinions remain 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Poet in the Pantry!

Every week, I try to celebrate Taco Tuesday. And every week, it gets to be Thursday and I think to myself How did this happen? I …

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Be Good to Yourself

massage therapy table

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the day-to-day operations, forgetting that you have needs, too. Between my job, kids, husband, pets, and blog, I find myself steaming along at an alarming rate at times with no cause to pause. The body, however, has other ideas. If you won’t listen to its whispered warnings, it …

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Chocolate Wafer Cookies

chocolate wafer cookies

I know I’ll never be wafer thin. You know, like those waifish models you want to shove a cheesecake down their throats. Floating around in their skeletal frames, withering away ounce by ounce, dying for fashion.

Most of the time, I’m okay with this. Sure, it would be nice to walk into any store, …

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Quiet Continues

As I’m sure you’ve noticed, it’s been quieter than usual around here. In my previous posts, I explained that I had been going through some serious back pain issues that rapidly intensified last week. After seeing both a chiropractor and orthopedist, I had an MRI done this Monday. Both believed that there was a disc …

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What’s a food-lover to do?

So what does one do when she cannot stand longer than 2 minutes without breaking out in a sweat from the searing pain going down her left leg? Talk about food. All day long. On Twitter. It fills the void.

For those of you who are not acquainted, this weekend is the HUGE BlogHer Food …

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Baking Withdrawals

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You may have noticed it’s been a little quiet around here the last few days. I wish it were for a good reason, like I had jumped a plane to some remote location and was drinking exotic beverages while lounging on a beach chair. The truth, unfortunately, is not so glamorous.

Sciatica strikes again. …

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