We are coming up on the end of Pain Month. And pain month it was indeed for those of us with chronic pain. But it is a month to spread awareness about chronic pain. But here are somethings I feel like I can't really explain: I can't explain non-function intolerable pain to someone who has … Continue reading Thursday Thoughts: Things I can’t explain about pain
There is something about acute pain that lasts for days. I went to the ER today to help with this now status migraine. It didn't help. I only went because when you are in that level of pain you think: How do I end the pain? I can't end the pain. How then? Can't. There … Continue reading I’m the pain
There will be days like these I remind myself. Sunday my spouse and I ate a pre-packaged roast beef that made us rather ill. Must have been the sauce or something. Anyway, I was ill all night. And him all of Monday, since his digestive system is slower than mine due to his gastroparesis, although … Continue reading Monday misery
I wrote an article about gratitude and actually put it in the menu on my page. It was one of the things my psychologist has me doing to help with mood. A gratitude journal and there is some valid science behind it helping as well. This focusing on 1 to 3 things every day you … Continue reading What are you grateful for today?
I wrote a post a while back called Self-care when you are in a Funk. And I am in a funk again that I can't shake. We all need a day where we can just take care of ourselves, give ourselves a break, guilt free to take care of ourselves. Sometimes that means: Spending time … Continue reading Self-care Sunday
The most frustrating thing about chronic illness is the spontaneous occurrence of another random symptom that doesn't fit into the puzzle you already have. I have been getting these massive dizzy spells every day for the last four months. So not a passing thing. Puzzles my doctor. So she reduced my painkiller thinking it is … Continue reading When another symptom crops up