“It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.” — Philip K. Dick, VALIS I think it is hard to understand 'normal' when you have chronic pain. I think your perspective on reality changes too much to fit into the realm of normal quite so well. Which is fine, normal people don't fit … Continue reading “It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane.”
Living with Chronic Pain: Discovering Gratitude "It can be difficult to feel thankful when you live with chronic pain. Because pain may interfere with important areas of life, you may have suffered some difficult losses. Over time, you may have become more resentful and less thankful. But, if you take the time to notice, … Continue reading Living with Chronic Pain: Discovering Gratitude
The more extreme physical chronic illnesses can make dating seem unrealistic or especially difficult, causing people like Pierce to think, “don’t even tempt me.” One major issue chronically ill people face in dating is disclosure. The question of when to share the illness with a prospective partner fills online forums, videos, articles, blogs, conferences, and … Continue reading When to disclose an Invisible Disability in a relationship?
How am I doing? It is difficult to say one way or the other. The chronic migraines have not improved in the least. I spent a great deal of time simply waiting to see a neuro. So not a great deal could be done in that span of time. However, I have been seeing my … Continue reading End of year reflections: How am I doing.
I know what you are thinking... sounds yummy. Butterbur. Sounds like a chocolate bar, doesn't it? Or some wonderful after-bath treatment. But no it is a natural migraine remedy and one that there has been actual research on. It is to help prevent and reduce migraine headaches. Also apparently good for allergies, so that is … Continue reading Butterbur for migraine