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 family camping trip coming up. Silver linings!” I woke up the … Continue reading Chronic Pain and the Silver Linings
“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
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.