Chronic pain is a suckfest but it is My suckfest

I'm not full of warm fuzzy and rainbows. I'm not like a super-duper positivity dude that is going to blow sunshine up your butt. Just not how I roll. However, I'm not a Debbie-downer either. I mean, I can be very negative and depressed. And then, yeah, I'm very doom and gloom. But I take … Continue reading Chronic pain is a suckfest but it is My suckfest

Chronic illness: The problem

I think we all know suffering is inevitable. It is actually a function of being human. We all suffer in different ways. It is so necessary that we need it to push us to change. We use it to fuel change. We use it to solve problems. And life is just a crapton of problems. … Continue reading Chronic illness: The problem

Not miserable? You must not have pain

People living with chronic pain often experience depression and negative emotion, magnifying both the severity and ongoing nature of the pain. Although that may come as no surprise to someone who has lived with pain or other significant life stress, in fact, people also experience positive emotions in the midst of chronic pain—an idea researchers … Continue reading Not miserable? You must not have pain