Hey, people who are self-isolated, stuck at home, and don't know how long it will be for. I've been there for 3 years. I've been social distancing for far longer than that... I call it 'pacing' to conserve energy that I really do not have because I have had chronic pain for over two decades. … Continue reading Coronavirus: Tips on being stuck at home
I always worry about our comfort zone. How comfortable it gets. I'm not sure I like the idea of being comfortable at all. I want to strive. There are some things I think about when it comes to chronic illness: We have to pace We have to stay within our limits or we will regret … Continue reading Chronic illness: Your comfort zone and the sameness of it all
So I had a chat with my boss a few days back about my lack of progress. He is a good man. And a great boss. However, I bet he is as frustrated as me for the time I have spent off work and the lack of progress. I have no idea if the conversation … Continue reading Fear factor: Am I stuck like this?
For some of us, we have years of pain to reflect on. And that can mean times where we didn't cope well at all. I know I have expressed a deep dark depression and completely unmanaged pain I almost didn't survive. We have a pain history. And with it comes fear of the future. … Continue reading Chronic illness: Knowing the past is fearing the future
We all know fear when it comes to chronic illness. Here are some fears we have to deal with because of our illnesses. The fear it will get worse We know illnesses tends to ebb and flow. We have had times when it is worse. And so the fear. What if it gets worse again? … Continue reading 6 chronic illness fears
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 us from trying to get out of the house, do activities and socialize for fear of the pain. Rather it is a fear of returning to a previous state. So … Continue reading Migraine: Fearing your pain past