You’ve probably heard this in a movie or someone you know has said, “It’s going to rain tomorrow. I can feel it in my bones.” Does your pain get worse with barometric pressure changes? “…barometric pressure is the measurement of air pressure in the atmosphere…” Read the Setra Systems blog to understand it from the … Continue reading Does the Weather Change Your Pain?
I used to have up to 100 goals a year and I completed them. I then created systems to work more efficiently so I could take on MORE while parenting, spending time with my husband, family, girlfriends and volunteering. I loved goals. I had them created for 5, 10 and 20 years into the future … Continue reading GOALS CHANGE When you Have Chronic Pain
The number one thing you can do for pain relief. Distraction helps move us away from catastrophizing every ache and pain. “… it appears to involve competition for attention between a highly salient sensation (pain) and consciously directed focus on some other information processing activity.” How Does Distraction Work in the Management of Pain? Think … Continue reading Distraction is the Most Powerful Analgesic
“How is your body these days?” I asked a good friend. “I know it’s nothing compared to what you’re going through, but,” she said. My Pain is Nothing Compared to Yours Argggghhhhhh. I am so sick of hearing “it’s nothing compared to your pain” when all I want to know is how a loved one … Continue reading Comparison and Chronic Pain
Note that it is probably too soon to see the advantages if you have just been diagnosed with chronic pain. Trust me. I live with a number of persistent pain diseases. There will come a time when you can’t help but reflect on the changes you have made. In the initial frantic days of getting … Continue reading The Benefits of Chronic Pain
Pain Does Not Equal Harm! What? I admit that this was one of the hardest things for me to understand. How can that be? But I have nerves that are spasming. How is this not damaging them? Are you sure they are not getting torn each time this happens? No? A migraine is a great … Continue reading Pain Does Not Equal Harm with Chronic Pain
Too Many Cliches I have heard the following clichés during my years with chronic illnesses: You attracted this for a reason. Think positive. Think happy thoughts. God never gives you more than you can handle. When one door closes another one opens. Your pain can be a blessing if you look at it from the … Continue reading Hearing “You Manifested Your Illness” Causes More Pain