About Me

I’m in my early fifties, but some days my body feels like it’s in its late nineties. I’ve lived with chronic pain for most of my life, but I’ve managed to do so with a smile on my face (most of the time). I want to enjoy life, and I don’t want to let my pain stop me from doing so.

I live with chronic back and rib pain due to having scoliosis, facial pain from trigeminal neuralgia, chronic headaches, osteoporosis, arthritis, Reynaud’s, coeliac disease and a few more problems.

However, Despite Pain isn’t so much about my pain, but more about how I cope with my pain.

I enjoy the small things in life and most of the time, I cope fairly well. But I’m not superhuman. I can have my wobbly moments. Or days. Or even weeks sometimes. But I normally manage to pick myself back up, put the smile back on my face and get back to enjoying life, despite my pain.

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A few years ago, I had an idea that I could write a book about coping with pain, so I started putting pen to paper.

I hoped that my coping strategies might help other people who live with pain. A few weeks ago, I realised that writing a book was a crazy idea which would never happen.

But, I still wanted to share my thoughts, therefore this new blog, ‘Despite Pain’, was born.

As my blog pages fill up, I’m sure I’ll be learning, as well as writing. It will be a journey for me. But I’m not too keen on travelling alone, so please click the follow button to join me.

You’ll find my blog posts here or you can click the link at the top of the page. And please click the social media share buttons. I’d really like other people with chronic pain to read my blog. Maybe they’ll find something which could help them a little bit. Or maybe they could share how they cope with their pain.

You’ll also find Despite Pain on social media. As well as sharing my blog there, there will be fun posts, thoughtful posts and maybe some thought-provoking posts.

To find my blog posts easily, click on this Pinterest board. All my blog posts are here showing the heading pic and the topic of the post. Click on an individual pic and you’ll go straight to that post.

Please, Pin, Tweet and Facebook my posts, and drop me a comment – I love to hear what people think.

Thank you for taking the time to be here. I hope you have a good day today. If you’re in pain, I hope you have a good day, despite it.

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11 thoughts on “About Me

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  3. Thank you for sharing your story – it take a great deal of courage. Don’t give up on the book though; the greatest gifts to man came from crazy ideas. Wishing you the best and I look forward to reading more by you.

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  4. It is enlightening to read your blog. Living with cronic pain myself I can totally understand. I’ve learned how importan it is to know you are not alone.
    Thank You for doing this blog.
    May you have a low pain day, Hugs!

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