Every moment of pain and suffering seems like a lifetime. And it seems like I have been this way for a lifetime. A lifetime ago I got sick and I never got better. A lifetime ago I had pain that never went away A lifetime ago I struggled to work when I couldn't A lifetime … Continue reading Chronic pain: A lifetime ago
A Chronic Voice Blogger Writing Prompts for September Finding Researching Dating Reusing Recounting Finding I am finding a lot of things lately. I am finding my voice as a patient and a person. You may find me writing a lot about stigma and not putting up with it and that is because I learned the … Continue reading A Chronic Voice: Prompts for September
A person can get used to a lot. A person can tolerate a lot. And when you become passive and used to a certain treatment, well, it can be used against you. Maybe you blame yourself. Maybe you're trying to push through the pain for a job to keep that job so you put up … Continue reading Chronic illness: Be careful what you tolerate they will use it against you
I am on a pain killer. I know. The horror of it. I must be some sort of addict or something. Well, fuck that. I have no quality of life without them. And I have a right to quality of life and proper pain treatment. If I don't I do nothing. Doing nothing causes muscles … Continue reading Chronic pain: Don’t steal lives, doc
I often say that I feel disabled lives are not valued by society as a whole. We are discriminated against, undervalued, not found as worthy, belittled, ignored, not accommodated for... and the list goes on and on. A society should be rated on how it treats its most vulnerable in it. And what does it … Continue reading Disability: What is the worth of a life?
It isn't a secret that pain causes a flux in our emotions. I mean, duh. And we try to find ways to manage our moods lest they manage us. I have Major Depressive Disorder so I have to be careful when I fall into a funk. But lately, with high pain (like migraine plus high … Continue reading 11 Ways to give yourself a mood boost