So I had a chat with my boss a few days back about my lack of progress. He is a good man. And a great boss. However, I bet he is as frustrated as me for the time I have spent off work and the lack of progress. I have no idea if the conversation … Continue reading Fear factor: Am I stuck like this?
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 know I have expressed a deep dark depression and completely unmanaged pain I almost didn't survive. We have a pain history. And with it comes fear of the future. … Continue reading Chronic illness: Knowing the past is fearing the future
We all know fear when it comes to chronic illness. Here are some fears we have to deal with because of our illnesses. The fear it will get worse We know illnesses tends to ebb and flow. We have had times when it is worse. And so the fear. What if it gets worse again? … Continue reading 6 chronic illness fears
Fear is a part of chronic illness and chronic pain. But the fear I have lately isn't one of the limitations. That fear that inhibits us from trying to get out of the house, do activities and socialize for fear of the pain. Rather it is a fear of returning to a previous state. So … Continue reading Migraine: Fearing your pain past
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 was horrible because the manager was. I don't know if it was the stress or all the horrible things she said, but my migraines got worse and worse until they … Continue reading Chronic pain: fearing to try and self-worth
I know I have a self-worth problem. It developed over time from the guilt of being in pain, missing work and being told I should feel guilty about it. Started to feel pretty worthless. Then my functionality began to suffer. Too much pain once migraines become daily with the fibromyalgia in there. Even though I … Continue reading A tale of doubt