Chronic illness: Your comfort zone and the sameness of it all

I always worry about our comfort zone. How comfortable it gets. I'm not sure I like the idea of being comfortable at all. I want to strive. There are some things I think about when it comes to chronic illness: We have to pace We have to stay within our limits or we will regret … Continue reading Chronic illness: Your comfort zone and the sameness of it all

Chronic pain: Limits, pacing, and recovery

I exceeded my limits a couple of days ago. I helped my dad move with my spouse. My dad is also disabled. I am disabled. Not much we could do really although, damn it all, we tried. So a lot of the work was done by my spouse. Which made me feel bad so I … Continue reading Chronic pain: Limits, pacing, and recovery

Chronic illness: When life expands. When life shrinks.

Chronic illness and coping can change our lives in many ways. When life expands I recently have had medical treatment for my major depressive disorder and I have been going to the pain clinic for chronic pain. Those are pretty tangled together: pain and depression. And with both of them being treated at the same … Continue reading Chronic illness: When life expands. When life shrinks.