Sometimes we exceed our limits to have an adventure… and we pay the price. But we plan for the consequences of our actions and are
You know you have chronic pain when… You have nuanced pain to a variety of levels of intolerable and tolerable, functional and non-functional. When you
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’m just going to say it, there is a lot of stigma with chronic pain that makes society as a whole judge us as socially
Just Fake it till you Make it Just push through the pain I have lived with chronic pain for a very long time and that
We mask our pain We lose our pain behaviors We become invisible. We all learn to have a façade to hide the pain for various
I was talking to my spouse about my capacity to work which is nill right now, and the incapacity for my insurance company to pay
You’re faking it One of the most common stigmas we hear is ‘You’re faking it.’ In some form or another. To get on disability. To
There was a study done here in Canada with 4000 participants that demonstrated in patients with chronic pain, one third of them have comorbid chronic
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.
“It is a unfortunate situation where chronic pain patients have to suffer, literally, for a crisis they don’t own. 100 million people in the
What are you thinking about while in pain? Here is a graph…
I have been feeling really out of it lately with these vestibular migraine causing confusion and disorientation. It seems like whatever I try to do
First, when people ask us how we do it… how we get through the pain every single day. Well, the answer is we have to.