When we live with chronic illness, the relationship we have with our primary care doctor is one of the most important relationships in our lives. We rely on them to help us. But what happens if we feel the doctor is not listening to us or understanding our problems?That leaves us feeling as though we're …
As we stroll, or possibly limp, into 2019, I'd like to wish you a happy new year with better health and less pain.It seems like no time at all since we were celebrating the start of 2018. Actually, for me, it seems like no time since we were celebrating the start of the new millennium. …
Does pain steal all enjoyment from your life? We shouldn't let it. The Good Pain Theory explains how I cope with pain after doing something I enjoy.
We struggle with pain. We struggle with the stress of living with pain. And sometimes, we struggle with all-consuming guilt, which can ultimately affect both our mental and physical health. Sometimes our guilt makes us believe we are a burden to our families. And very often there is only one person who is pointing the finger and making us feel guilty - ourselves.
It can often feel as though it comes along like a thief in the night and takes away part of ourselves. It creeps into the deepest crevices of our beings, then wears us down until there is virtually nothing left. It destroys who we are. However, that can only happen if we allow it.
The Koi Boys, chattering house martins, and cloud watching - they all play a part in helping me to enjoy life despite pain.
I have lived with pain for most of my life. Chronic severe pain. Extreme pain at times. I have a facial pain condition called trigeminal neuralgia, back and rib pain due to scoliosis, osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, Raynaud's.