I am really unwell today. Right now. It is a convergence of pain. A pain tornado. Painordo. It all began with this surge of back
Fact is there is no guide for chronic pain. There is what works for you and you alone. But we know a few things that
You know I am in a lot of pain right now and no one would know it. It is from a lot of types of
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.
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
“The dual burden of chronic physical conditions and mood and anxiety disorders is a significant and growing problem,” said Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, associate
Chronic pain is a world. It profoundly affects our perception of self and reality. It affects us mentally, physically and emotionally. It can break us
I know isolation. I know hermiting. I know not doing anything because I was in pain and doing things would aggravate it. I know how
Here is the thing about fear and pain. We learn it. For me, it came from working a decade in a horrible workplace. The environment
I have always been an ambitious person with specific career goals. And it is hard to reconcile that chronic pain doesn’t really allow for ambition.
The things people say just make me wonder sometimes. And irk me a little bit. Not enough to say anything because I’m a mellow
I am in pain. I don’t need to validate that pain to anyone. I cope with chronic illness and pain in many ways. I don’t
People in general also get pain. What do they know about it? It is sucky: Yes, it is indeed unpleasant. I want it to end