Here's the thing: we all struggle to cope with chronic pain while trying to live a functional life to some extent. No one said it would be easy or fair and, man, I wish we all could get a break once in a while, but it is what it is. However, sometimes we get lost … Continue reading What is your One thing?
Everyone knows there is a stigma associated with chronic pain. It sucks but we have to deal with it. For example, my employer told me that other staff members had been complaining about my sick days, which in the particular case she sited that staff member was not. I was understandably hurt when my boss … Continue reading The stigma of migraines: I saw it from someone else today
I am changing the title of this post from what it was originally because the symptom my doctor was clueless about... was, in fact, nerve damage. And this is the post about when it all started. All my life I've had odd health concerns and symptoms but it was not till I was in my … Continue reading Peripheral neuropathy: The first doc appointment
My epic adventure of hand numbness is slowly spreading and consuming my hands. Numb hand syndrome is starting to freak me out. So my right hand is still numb, except for this oversensitive sharp tingle I feel when I apply pressure to my fingertips. And the left hand is now numb on three fingertips and … Continue reading Hand numbness: And so it spreads
Somebody Heal Me:guilt-two-steps-forward-one-step-back is a blog post I can really relate to. Guilt is the plague of my existence. The one thing of value I learned when I had to endure a therapist last year was when she questioned why my self-worth was tied up in how productive I believed myself to be. In other … Continue reading Guilt: Pervasive, horrific, and sometimes deadly affliction
The Scary New Migraine Mistake is an article about migraines. Guess what the scary migraine mistake is? The surprising amount of people undertreated? Nope. The fact that man chronic migraine sufferers feel so let down by their doctors that they have no hope of achieving pain management? Nope. That some of these people kill themselves? … Continue reading Article: The scare new migraine mistake