Guest post chronic pain alternative coverage anxiety and heartburn

Today’s post is actually going to be the long waited guest post. Blake reached out to me in hopes that I could share some information for anyone who is interested, specifically individuals who suffer from chronic pain and just can’t afford their treatments or are looking to try alternative treatments.

I think it’s a great article because it talks about the real life struggle of anyone with pain having to most of the time power through it because their insurance does not cover certain medical care such as chiropractors, therapeutic massage, or acupuncture. Or if your insurance does, it is usually a very small sum.

This article is great because it gives you a rundown of the average cost of a visit plus what it could look like in a year and then looks into alternative solutions that may work for you.

Some of these solutions include a personal loan, a Health Care Savings account, and Health Care credit cards. They give you easy to read, quick information which includes pros and cons. They also talk about different dietary supplements that have been known to help with certain chronic pains, (which I can attest that Turmeric has helped me a lot with my inflammation).

Give it a quick check and hopefully this weekend I can give you guys a full update on everything going on. Kudos to the people out there who can update their blog consistently. I have a hard enough time keeping up with my day to day living lately. I promise this is not an intentional neglect. This blog is my baby and I have been so honored to have been connected and reach out to so many people.

**updated Gutsy Walk date- Its #worldibdday which means yes I am about to go on another rant about my illness. Having ulcerative colitis has been a whirl wind over the last year a bit. In the beginning I thought it wasn’t a big deal I would breeze through this. Jokes on me. It’s been a year that I’ve been diagnosed I have tried countless of medications, have spent more hours than I’m comfortable to admit in a washroom (in the second pic you can see Benji checking in on me), have lost weight, gained weight (mostly chipmunk cheeks), have been to a countless amount of doctors appointments hospital visits, have just been on an emotional roller coaster. Now on Remicade I was told that this probably wouldn’t be my solution, meaning coming fall I will possibly be on clinical trials. #IBD isnt just about your bowels or poop. It affects every aspect of your life can impact others around you too. Take the time to really learn and listen from others around you. I’m grateful for the strength I have learnt through this, the courage I have developed, that faith I have grown in myself others around me. I hope remission is around the corner, but even if it’s not I can get through whatever other battle lies ahead. To anyone with any #ibd know how much I admire you. Know that there is a whole community cheering you on. Life will alternate but it doesn’t have to end. •AND for anyone in the Edmonton area, you should come out on June 3rd to Rundle park for the Gutsy Walk to help raise money for Crohns and Colitis Canada. Or even just come say hi and see me #129303;❤ you can also donate online to help raise awareness and research. It’s a disease that impacts millions, with ages getting younger younger. Be a part of the solution #127803;