If you are silent about your pain, they'll kill you and say you enjoyed it- Zora Neale Hurston This quote has stuck with me a long, long time. Because something about it sort of struck me as intrinsically true for chronic pain. The first truth is Insurance Companies. They will when you are on a … Continue reading If you are silent
I'm always fighting this struggle between my limitations and my desires. Because my desires and goals do not align with my limitations. When I try to force them to, I suffer a great deal and often cannot function well at all. When I cannot function well my self-worth plummets because I feel worthless and useless. … Continue reading The cage: Limits and desires
With a chronic illness having some alone time is fine. To recharge. Have a nap. For some much-needed self-care time. To engage in a hobby that is meaningful to you. This is fine because it is controlled and temporary. Not to mention introverts love alone time and need it to recharge. It is more … Continue reading Fine line: Alone time and isolation
Migraines at work are not easy to manage. With my daily intractable ones, I couldn't manage them at work. My productivity was low. My absences high. Here, however, is an article by Teri Robert on HealthCentral about working and migraines: Tips for Handling Migraines At Work She mentions things like: Anti-glare screens, a no scent work … Continue reading Migraines at work?
I am serious with that picture... a moment of pain is infinite sometimes. Take exercise for example. I am achieving my exercise goal. Exercise for me is a painful endeavor. I assume because of the hypermobility syndrome and my extra flexible joints that refuse to stay where they ought to. I do physio for that … Continue reading Exercise: Achieving goals is surprisingly painful
I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. https://read.amazon.ca/kp/card?asin=B01MQG65KE&preview=inline&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_JqnHyb2Z3PCPV I have been given the opportunity to review the book The Whole … Continue reading Review: The Whole Health Life