Category: Chronic Pain Musings

Hearing “You Manifested Your Illness” Causes More Pain

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… Continue Reading “Hearing “You Manifested Your Illness” Causes More Pain”

Chronic Pain and the Silver Linings

My longtime friend was telling me about another procedure she had for her bladder. She spent the last few years dealing with the after effects of cancer and radiation. She said with her usual good humor and sarcasm, “Well at least I have a… Continue Reading “Chronic Pain and the Silver Linings”

You Did Not Attract Your Chronic Pain

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.

Thrive with Chronic Pain

Who Can Thrive? After I got diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia, I could not imagine how I would thrive with chronic pain. I have had so pain diagnoses over the years, that it seemed like too much to manage.