Welcome to Despite Pain
Thank you for visiting my blog. My name is Liz and I’ve been living with a few painful conditions for many years so I know first-hand what it’s like to live with chronic pain. You can find a bit more about me here.
Living With Chronic Pain can Be Overwhelming
Chronic pain can be unpredictable and so overwhelming at times. It affects us emotionally as well as physically. When you live with chronic pain, so many emotions can become involved like grief, guilt and loneliness.
We can easily become squashed down by it. It might feel as though the pain is the only thing in our lives because it’s always there. Pain every hour of the day and night. It takes over, doesn’t it?
But is it really the only thing in our lives?
Is it possible to still enjoy life, despite living with chronic pain?
I Want to Enjoy Life, Despite My Pain
I want to enjoy life despite my pain but I admit it’s not easy.
Over the years, I’ve learned that in order to enjoy life, I need to try to manage my pain and deal with the rollercoaster of emotions that become involved.
Managing pain isn’t the same as curing pain. Unfortunately, there is no magic cure. But managing it can help me to cope. If I can cope, I can enjoy life a little bit more.
What My Blog Is About
My blog won’t be all sunshine and roses, full of false promises and toxic positivity. It will be real because pain is real and I am real. I will be writing about the cruel realities of living with pain in the hope that my posts might help non-pain sufferers to understand what we deal with.
Helping others to understand means a lot to me, so you’ll find many posts about awareness. My posts will mainly be about living with chronic pain, trigeminal neuralgia (a facial pain condition), back and rib pain and coeliac disease (which has possibly caused some of my pain issues). I will share tips that I have learned along the way and suggest ways to deal with those negative emotions so that you can hopefully find some enjoyment in your life again.
Just so you know, I am not medically qualified. I’m just like you – I live with pain every day of my life.
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