I know with chronic pain we can get tired. Damn exhausted. It seems like we are in a continuous battle. Every day we wake up to a new battle. And sometimes we feel like we are not coping with the pain well. That we are not strong enough for this onslaught. I get that. I … Continue reading Chronic pain: How far you have come
I don't like this term people put on the chronically ill or people with chronic pain. You're so brave. I don't know, it seems like a word inflicted upon people with chronic pain when people do not get it. They do not get that there were two roads diverging in the woods; they took the … Continue reading Chronic pain: Who am I?
So I have learned a lot of painful lessons from pain, the hard way, more than once, because that is how I roll. Here are something I had to figure out. Organization I know you may not think this but I am an insanely disorganized, cluttered, absentminded person. None of which I have a problem … Continue reading What lessons chronic pain has taught me
Emotions are a completely normal experience of pain. And in high pain, it is normal to feel anger or sadness. This is because pain, in the brain, is in a circuit with our emotional center. Pain incites an emotional response. The last long stretch of brutal 9 level morning migraines had me feeling irritated and … Continue reading Chronic pain and the emotions
One of the most powerful strategies we have seen in treating pain is when we don’t allow patients to discuss their pain with anyone – expect with medical providers. People can become so wrapped up in their pain that they lose themselves in it. They become their pain.I had no idea how much time patients … Continue reading Are you ‘wallowing’ in pain?
I began to think of the things we do along the way with chronic pain. That process we go through on the way to coping. There are a few things that passed my mind that we try to do, sometimes succeeding and sometimes not, but always aware of them. Things we do with pain - … Continue reading 8 things we try to do with Chronic Pain