The recent flare was gone... As I opened my eyes this morning, I knew the recent flare was gone. The low burning and ache that is always with me was still there, but the last three day's assault to my body and psyche had dissipated. It started three days ago. First the splotchy itchy arms, … Continue reading Flares and Chronic Pain
"The problem with complaining about your health is that it tends to draw us to the actual experience of illness..." A complaint Free World Language is everything to me. The way I think and speak and especially the way I talk to myself about pain becomes ever more important. Over the years, I have worked … Continue reading I am not ill. I just have chronic pain.
“Can you accept that your pain is permanent and incurable?” asked my Acceptance and Commitment therapist during our second session. Permanent and incurable? I felt the question in my gut. Heavy. Weighty. Dark. Sticky. As if a shadow had run across my whole being in that moment and landed in my gut. Acceptance of what … Continue reading Is Your Chronic Pain Permanent and Incurable?
You did not ask for this. You did not attract this. You owe no karmic debt. You simply have chronic pain. Do not add more punishment to what you are already going through or allow others to chastise you with their words. When I got diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, I had well-meaning friends from my … Continue reading You Did Not Attract Your Chronic Pain
Pain increases with thoughts of anxiety and fear. Decrease your pain by reducing anxiety or fear. I know. Easier said than done. Find a technique that works for you like meditation/mindfulness, SIMs & DIMs process, yoga, breath work, body scans, humor, friendships and hobbies. You will need to pay attention to your thoughts daily so … Continue reading Feelings of Danger in Me Increases Chronic Pain
research suggests VR can help alleviate the anxiety and pain of patients suffering from acute and chronic pain” which gives hope to those living with daily pain.