Music and distraction are some of my best distraction methods when I'm sick, in pain, or just need a little boost. The following are 14 songs that I play before every workout and on a loop during my IV treatments.
Roar- Katy Perry & Brave- Sara Bareilles
This song reminds me that I am so much stronger than I believe. My track record for getting through the really tough days is 100% and I'm pretty proud about that.
Superheroes- The Script
A constant reminder that hardships only make superheroes and that they don't learn how to be strong, powerful, and begin to fly until they face their challenges head on.
Fighter- Christina Aguilera
Ironically, this song reminds me of my doctors and nurses. They have put me through some really challenging stuff in attempt to help me and we have pulled through it together.
Warrior- Demi Lovato
This is a wonderful song for those extra bad days when you are forced to go out and live life.
Kryptonite- Danielle Stratton
This song was written by a person with the condition as me and it serves as a reminder that not all disabilities and illnesses are visible. Just because you can't see them doesn't make them less painful or legitimate!
Fight Song- Rachel Platten
When it first came out, this song took the world by storm and it is wonderful for the stormy days of illness and disability!
Blessings- Laura Story
Life never goes completely according to plan, but it makes us stronger and more resilient as we grow older.
Try- Colbie Callait
People with chronic illnesses and disabilities face a lot. Sometimes it is very discouraging when life doesn't go the way you have planned and you just want to throw in the towel and give up.
Keep Holding On- Avril Lavigne
Like Try, this song reminds you to keep fighting and keep on keeping on!
Count On Me- Bruno Mars
One of the major struggles in living with chronic illness is the fact that friends tend to come and go. This song is a remind that we have someone, somewhere cheering us on whether we know it or not!
The Climb- Miley Cyrus
My mantra has been "Keep your chin up and charge the mountain!" since I was 4 years old. This song complements it perfectly! Life is full of ups, downs, and dramatic plot twists.
I Lived- OneRepublic
This song reminds me that I'm living life right if everything is hurting. Most people just walk through life complacently, but after nearly losing my life several times before the age of 19, I just can't do the same. I'm getting a second chance!
Shake It Off- Taylor Swift
I play this song to get a good beat going that ultimately relaxes me. It is rare to find me without my music on.
I am a 20 year old junior at the college of my dreams. I am studying Emergency Medicine and Communication Rhetoric and minoring in the Administration of Justice and National Preparedness and Emergency Management certificate. At some point, I want to go and get my paramedic certification when my health allows. I have several chronic illnesses and this blog and website serves as a place for me to share my journey fighting CRPS and my other conditions. I hope that this blog can also serve as an outlet for raising awareness for rare diseases. Thanks for reading and I hope you enjoy! Feel free to comment; I'd love to know what you think!