There are times when we are in recovery mode. As I am now. I am tapering off a medication which is flaring my vestibular symptoms. This is severely decreasing my ability to function. At the moment. So I am surviving. That is fine. It is necessary. What I question is whether we think we can … Continue reading Chronic illness: Thriving and surviving
I wrote a post called Chronic illness: Pandemic stress and we are well into pandemic stress at this point. I think it is time to acknowledge the impact it is having on people with chronic pain “Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted treatments for people with pain because regular out-patient appointments with doctors and physical … Continue reading Chronic pain and the pandemic
You might of noticed, or not, that I usually do a post for Thursdays. But, well, my health is rather unpredictable right now and as a result I can't predict a good time of day or a good day to write. My chronic pain is as it always has been. It is a bit more … Continue reading Chronic Illness: On pause
I just finished reading the book 'Everything is F*cked: A book about hope' which was quite intriguing. By Mark Manson. There is a section on pain and suffering that was interesting to me. In regards to the fact with chronic pain we know pain and as a result we know suffering. How he talks in … Continue reading Chronic pain and an antifragile system
When we’re struggling with illness, though, our self-esteem can plummet. We may see ourselves as slow, irritable, unlovable and stuck. Research shows that maintaining positive feelings about ourselves during illness flares can improve both physical and mental well-being. Psychology Today Kristin Neff is a leading researcher on self-compassion according to Psychology Today. Neff has written, "People feel compassion for … Continue reading Chronic illness: Do I have self-compassion?
'Human' by Rag'nBone Man Lyrics I'm only human I'm only—I'm only— I'm only human, human Maybe I'm foolish Maybe I'm blind Thinking I can see through this And see what's behind Got no way to prove it So maybe I'm lying But I'm only human after all I'm only human after all Don't put your … Continue reading Chronic illness: We are only human