So things with the vestibular symptoms on top of everything else have limited my functionality and therefore my capacity to distract myself from the pain.
I admit this is a bit of an issue for me. I find a lot of comfort in stability. From making long term goals. Progression
I have been thinking a lot about the unpredictability of chronic illness. But we can’t change the fact that life and illness and pain changes.
Chronic illness doesn’t eradicate ambition, desires, goals and dreams. But it can limit our capacity to achieve ambitions we have geared our lives for. Careers
Chronic illness isn’t how you are and in many ways it Doesn’t define you and shouldn’t define you. But we cannot deny it has an impact and in that sense it does define our who we are and how we move in the world in some important ways. So in some ways chronic illness does define our journey in this world. Which changes us as people in many, many ways. How could it not?
I am reading ‘How to be Sick’ by Toni Bernhard and there was one section that hit me. Having compassion for ourselves being sick. Here
Denial is the first stage of chronic illness. But don’t you believe for one second it doesn’t rear its head again and again. Coping is
So yesterday I had a No Migraine Day! An event worthy of celebration, always. Anyway, today I did have one. Lower level. Around a
I am fortunate in my adult life to have a lot of people in it who understand my pain. In a way, that is because
Sometimes I don’t like words. Like strong. Like I have any choice to cope with chronic pain. Because the alternative sucks. But lately, I feel
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
I am an introvert. And because I am an introvert when I am in pain I react a certain way. I retreat more and more.
“I have a migraine. It sucks so much.” “Oh yeah? I have migraines Chronically and it sucks more.” “Yeah? I have migraines 24/7 and
So I have been coping with chronic pain and chronic illness pretty well lately. Or should I say Functioning? Because that is the main point.