Coronavirus and Chronic Pain

Coming Home to the Coronavirus

We came home from the beach to the Coronavirus!!!

My husband and I were at the Oregon Coast for our yearly vacation in early March. The decision was made to stay off the Internet while in our room and to only briefly check emails when out.

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Virtual Reality Reduces Chronic Pain

Virtual Reality Headset

Do you have chronic pain?

Imagine finding a simple and inexpensive tool to help manage your pain. You can purchase a cardboard Virtual Reality Headset for as little as $10 and then get free VR games in the App store.

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Weather and Chronic Pain?

Weather and chronic pain go hand in hand. You may have heard someone say, “It’s going to rain tomorrow. I can feel it in my bones.”

What is Barometric Pressure?

Barometer to indicate barometric pressure.

“…barometric pressure is the measurement of air pressure in the atmosphere…” Read the Setra Systems blog to understand it from the scientific aspect.

Changes in barometric pressure affect many people with chronic pain. Weather and chronic pain work together.

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GOALS CHANGE with Chronic 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.

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Does Chronic Pain Control You?

How do you Heal?

Back pain.

Does chronic pain control you? Do you have days where the damage exists and controls your thoughts? Are you depressed about the things you can no longer do? Is thriving is so far away from where you are that you can only imagine being controlled by your pain?

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I Believe in Spring

Purple and pink crocuses dot the grass. Daffodils push up through the rain-soaked earth. The daphne’s fragrance permeates the air.

The next day I woke up to a light dusting of snow. Then a mighty deluge of Oregon rain for a few days. And yesterday the sun popped out. This all happened in one week.

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Just For Today Let Other’s Words Soothe Your Pain

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.

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Chronic or Persistent Pain Basics

You need Chronic or Persistent Pain Basics in your pain management tools. If you are in the midst of a flare, this becomes even more important, so I am keeping this simple. Here’s a review of many of the tools that I have posted in past blogs.

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My Brain Surgery Didn’t Work. Now What?

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

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Silence as a Coping Skill for Chronic Pain

Allow silence

Feel your body relax.

Create a few minutes, an hour, or a day to rest from words.

I’m coping this week.

Using all of my tools.

Silence came forward and said, “Use me!”

Sending peace to you all.


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