How to cope when you are judged because of pain or illness. Yellow flowers.

How To Cope When You Are Feeling Judged

People who live with chronic pain or a chronic illness are often put under scrutiny. Most have felt judged at some time in their lives. Being Judged is Demoralising Friends, families, colleagues, doctors, social security and even strangers can all be guilty of judging people who live with chronic pain or illness. It's not helpful …

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Pain can steal a sense of purpose. Cactus plants

Pain Can Steal A Sense Of Purpose

Everyone who lives with chronic pain or illness knows how much it takes away. I could write a long list. Their health condition can just sneak into their lives like a thief and steal so much away from them. One thing it can often take is a sense of purpose. I am sure that I …

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Doctors : the good, the bad and the ridiculous. Stethoscope.

Doctors – the Good, the Bad and the Ridiculous

Doctors - we all need them at times. Good doctors are there to help, listen and support us. And thankfully, there are many good doctors in the world. There are doctors who are always prepared to go that extra mile for their patients.But unfortunately, not all doctors are good. Bad Medical Advice From Doctors Some …

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The Problem With Being Used to Pain or Illness

When living with chronic pain or a chronic illness, patients are sometimes unaware of other health problems because they are so used to pain and feeling unwell.For example, someone could have a dental abscess or an ear infection, but they think their trigeminal neuralgia is flaring up. Or a back pain sufferer might not realise …

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Eating and cooking tips for people living with pain, illness or disability

Eating and Cooking Tips For People With Pain Or Illness

It is so important for people to eat well, but especially so when living with a health condition. Food is Fuel For Our Bodies The medical advice is to to have a varied diet with a wide range of nutrients. Food is like fuel, providing us with energy and helping our bodies work to the …

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How to Find Out What Triggers or Worsens Pain

I say it often - pain can be unpredictable. Sometimes there is simply no rhyme or reason as to why my pain flares up.Last week when I was chatting to my friend online, my back suddenly became excruciatingly painful and I had to go to bed mid conversation. There was no apparent reason for that …

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ActivePosture Posture Shirt Review with Discount Code

Review of ActivePosture® Posture Shirt with Discount Code

DisclosureI have seen websites advertising posture clothing and since I live with chronic back pain I was interested in finding out if a shirt could benefit me. ActivePosture® gave me a posture shirt to trial in exchange for an honest review. (Note: this is not an affiliate post - I do not profit from any …

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Supporting ME/CFS Sufferers

I have met a lot of new friends since joining the Chronic Illness Bloggers community. Despite our pain or illness, we blog and we try to support each other. As well as writing being therapeutic for us, many of us blog to try to help other people with the same condition and also to try …

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What it's like to live with chronic pain. A - Z

What is Life Like with Chronic Pain?

If you read my distractions post, you'll know I'm keen on A - Zs, so I decided to make an A - Z to describe life with chronic pain. Counteracting Negatives with Positives Part way through, I realised that the A - Z was quite negative, and since I prefer a positive outlook I tried …

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Ill Health Retirement After Years of Struggling to Work

Very often, people with ill health or disability struggle to work and have to face early retirement. It’s not a decision that anyone takes lightly. My Own Struggle I had to take early retirement through ill health 25 years ago, in 1994.I didn't want to take sick leave due to my pain, but at the …

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