Chronic pain and willpower

The ability to control one's own actions, emotions, or urgesMerriam-Webster I best the thought of will power and chronic illness is a topic you are pre-irked about. Bet you think I am going to say something stupid like we need will power to cure ourselves. No. I'm not a moron. Willpower is NOT how we … Continue reading Chronic pain and willpower

Chronic pain: Do but also Don’t do

Chronic pain is just one of those things that is a bit tricky to manage. I know this. You know this. Our doctors know this. And that is why advice seems so... contrary. Exercise.... but stay within your Limits Pace... But make sure you Do things Rest and recover- but Not Too much What the … Continue reading Chronic pain: Do but also Don’t do

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 illness rebuilding and remaking ourselves

Reflection: eternal return of the same

The thing about chronic illness is that it is unpredictable. We can go from managing, coping, and modestly function to... not. And after these rough bouts, for me, which always causes financial instability and leaves from work and seeking treatments. Well, you are constantly starting over. Constantly remaking yourself. The eternal return of the same. … Continue reading Reflection: eternal return of the same