Being Chronically ill is more expensive than people believe

When you have a chronic illness, or two, or five it can get expensive and more often than not the more disabling it is the more likely it is it will impact your capacity to make an income or your income stability. It is like trying to balance an impossible equation It is the ultimate … Continue reading Being Chronically ill is more expensive than people believe

When the facade of a good mood is beneficial

With a chronic illness you might be familiar, in certain settings, with putting on a facade of good mood/well-being in order to function. A facade that sometimes really does not match your internal state of being and mood. There can be times when pretending to be 'happy' or in a 'good mood' actually can help … Continue reading When the facade of a good mood is beneficial

Reflections: Watched the Netflix documentary Unrest

Unrest is a documentary on Netflix that came out in 2017. I heard someone mention it and it reminded me that I had wanted to watch that. So I decided to yesterday. The documentary is on ME/CFS and is pretty much about those very severe cases of ME/CFS where people end up basically living in … Continue reading Reflections: Watched the Netflix documentary Unrest

The neuromatrix theory of how pain becomes chronic and its use for pain management

Pain research has progressed over the years while pain treatment really hasn't adapted to that new research. Pain treatment is very biomedical but research has long suggested a much more multidisciplinary and multimodal methodology. Hell, even I, as a pain patient have really thought a multidisciplinary approach is quite fundamental but not really focused on … Continue reading The neuromatrix theory of how pain becomes chronic and its use for pain management