I am new to aromatherapy and since I have migraines I have been very wary of it due to scent sensitivity and exactly that as a migraine trigger. But I have been equally curious about it as well since it seems like it could be very soothing and a great complimentary treatment to try. … Continue reading Aromatherapy
So next week will be my MRI to look at the spot on my liver to determine what the hell it is. Obviously, the big C of cancer comes up. My doc thinks it likely isn't because of all the things that cause liver cancer are not in my history. However, I am chronically ill … Continue reading Liver: Out damn spot
The Flare up (see here for my article on it) is one of the worst fibromyalgia experiences. I fell into it sometime last night and woke up with the most unpleasant pains. In the hips, shoulders, and back, not to mention all over aches. I was very fatigued yesterday and perhaps that was some prediction … Continue reading In a Flare
A question came up amongst my friends in the migraine community and chronic illness community. Well, friends that are in that community. And one had been asked if she would give up one condition she had or migraines and she picked the other condition. Another commended she would rather give up another condition as well. … Continue reading Which pain would you want gone?
We all have a pain story. I ask how did this happen to you. And you tell me... your pain story. Generally, it is facts and about diagnosis and sometimes misdiagnosis. Our pain stories can be complicated because sometimes diagnosis is complicated. But what pain means to us is vastly more than that. We think … Continue reading Self-stigma: The story we tell about ourselves often isn’t true
I have in my life coped exceptionally well and in those times of excellent motivation and hope I do things like: routinely meditate do regular physio exercises do my regular exercises maintain my work, mostly, as much as I physically can socialize in my limited capacity take my vitamins and supplements regularly. I write in … Continue reading Rock your health routines