Pain Awareness Month: pain impact

Yes, September is Pain Awareness Month. A time to remind myself that other people have no idea what this chronic pain thing is all about. Drugs only help 58% of chronic pain sufferers.WebMD I suspect that people without chronic pain might know that Pain is actually the sucky part of chronic pain. The really, really … Continue reading Pain Awareness Month: pain impact

Pain Awareness: When judgement comes from within the chronic pain community

Chronic pain I have always said is something you don't 'get' until you get it. It is a member only club... one that sucks though and you can't get out of. But sometimes, just sometimes, some of those members also toss out judgement. Almost flippantly like they lack empathy for the suffering of the person … Continue reading Pain Awareness: When judgement comes from within the chronic pain community

Pain Awareness: What I can tell you about fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a lot more than just pain. It is sleep dysfunction, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue and a lot of other symptoms but I am going to talk about the Pain. Fibromyalgia: What is it– a post for ‘what is fibromyalgia’ if you are recently diagnosed. Fibromyalgia introduction post– has posts I have made that will … Continue reading Pain Awareness: What I can tell you about fibromyalgia