We are not alone. So many people suffer with chronic pain. The numbers are staggering. Billions. We are a pretty silent billion though.
When we are coping with chronic pain we are reacting to a constant stressor in our lives. We are reacting emotionally. We are choosing responses
This describes me in this moment. I am strong. I will do what I have to to get things done. Hell, I’ll smile while I
365 365 days one year 365 days to persevere 365 unshed tears Pain corrodes and interferes 365 migraine days 365 days pain crazed 365 in
I have never had anxiety before. Aside from the anxiety associated with public speaking, of which I am terrified of. Anxiety about when my
Fibromyalgia has some pretty distinctive sleep disturbances associated with it not to mention comorbid sleep issues. It is one of the key factors in the
We have to make the distinction that we are more than what we battle with. I am more than my pain. More than my migraines.
I have been struggling with work lately. And by lately I mean always. Always struggling to function through the pain. Always not quite doing
Sounds like 2017 will be a good year for migraines. We have the anti-CGRP treatments coming out. Something to look forward to when we
How do you do it? They ask. And then say “I wouldn’t be able to handle all that pain every day. A migraine every day?”
“You look fine.” For some reason, this seems to be a typical response to telling a friend or a loved one that you have a
Functional Functional Put on a mask. Smile. Blend in. But different under the skin. Writhing, seething, beast of pain within. Adjust the mask. Smile. Functional.
I wish I had been prepared for the impact or what was going to happen in my life from chronic illness being newly diagnosed.
There is on profound difference between episodic migraines and chronic migraines and that is chronic migraines are Chronic Pain. But this is more low episodic