Some illnesses are obvious to the naked eye. If someone is hobbling around with a plaster cast on their leg, we can tell they have a broken leg. If they have misshapen fingers, we can normally presume that they have painful arthritis.But so many people have health conditions which can’t be seen. Those conditions are …
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.
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.