Self-imposed stigma: weak

  We are strong in many ways. How we persevere. How we have adapted and coped with chronic illness. I know this for a fact, logically in my brain when I think about it. But emotionally is another story altogether. Society often compels us to push through the pain in order to function normally. We … Continue reading Self-imposed stigma: weak

Embrace the strong

Sometimes I don't like words. Like strong. Like I have any choice to cope with chronic pain. Because the alternative sucks. But lately, I feel strong. So I feel like embracing the STRONG. Because damn it my coping strategies are working well and my pain is being managed. And that makes me feel good. There … Continue reading Embrace the strong