Chronic pain: Who am I?

I don't like this term people put on the chronically ill or people with chronic pain. You're so brave. I don't know, it seems like a word inflicted upon people with chronic pain when people do not get it. They do not get that there were two roads diverging in the woods; they took the … Continue reading Chronic pain: Who am I?

Is chronic pain and illness a part of your identity?

Is chronic pain and chronic illness part of your identity and if so is that good or bad? "As long as you make an identity for yourself out of the pain, you cannot become free of it. As long as part of your sense of self is invested in your emotional pain, you will unconsciously … Continue reading Is chronic pain and illness a part of your identity?