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 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?
The sense of self: This is our own Self Image. Who we think we are. Keep in mind this may be contrary to how others think you are. It can affect our self-worth and our self-esteem. And it can be problematic when life changes make what we perceive to be our sense of self... wrong. … Continue reading Chronic illness: Our sense of self
So this is going to be a bit hard to articulate since I have a migraine and vertigo at the moment. Sort of a tornado of cognitive impairment. I have had a difficult time with my self-identity for decades. My sense of self has had to drastically change. It started when I was too ill … Continue reading Chronic Illness: Self-identity
You are not your illness I always have a bit of a problem with these statements. On the one hand, yes, I don't want to be defined by my illness and the pain is not all that I am by any means. I acknowledge the pain limits who I am... by that I mean a … Continue reading You are not your illness?