Look for words that uplift you If you are having a day where your thoughts keep turning to your pain, search out other's writing that uplifts you. Sometimes just reading another point of view, can pull you into a new place and reduce your discomfort. Many of you may have artificial hips, shoulders, knees and/or … Continue reading Just For Today Let Other’s Words Soothe Your Pain
I’m keeping it simple this week. Here’s a review of many of the tools that I’ve posted in past blogs to help reduce persistent pain. Please let me know what works for you in your effort to THRIVE!!! No is a Complete Sentence. Remember to say, “No” and then be silent. Practice, practice and practice … Continue reading Back to the Basics for Chronic Pain
Now What? 3 months since brain surgery… ~ Hole cut in my skull ~ 5 arteries moved ~ Teflon inserted ~ Titanium plate inserted ~ 17 days later trigeminal nerve pain returned ~ 42 days later all nerve pain returned AND more… ~ Failure AND I’m also recovering from brain surgery SAD ANGRY … Continue reading My Brain Surgery Didn’t Work. Now What?
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
Taser like pains raged through my body. The Taser like pains raged through my head again. My medications seemed to be less effective as time passed with this permanent and incurable disease of Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN). I told others that it felt like a Taser was shot into my head. People with neuralgia pain will … Continue reading Tasers, Metaphors 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.