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.
Fear is a part of chronic illness and chronic pain. But the fear I have lately isn’t one of the limitations. That fear that inhibits
I am of two minds on this whole thinking positive thing for chronic pain. I do believe that in some sense thinking positive can help
In the beginning, they don’t tell you much about chronic pain. You are faced with the Fact it is chronic but it never really hits
Please share what and/or who helps you never give up. This is indeed a tricky one because I have in the past given up. Lack
Describe a treatment dilemma you have experienced with #Migraine or #Headache and other comorbid health problems. For comorbids I have: Hypothyroidism Asthma Depression Fibromyalgia Peripheral
Self-worth, all joking aside, is an important topic. I joke but my self-worth tanked over years and years of struggling with pain. Struggling with productivity.