Relationships

Do’s and Don’ts When it Comes to Helping Someone You Know With Chronic Illnesses/Pain

Contents1 Do: Be patient2 Don’t: tell us to just move on3 Do: Advocate for the person in need4 Don’t: yell at them for not being able to do something5 Do: try to empathize with what they are going through6 Don’t: Undermine their feelings or pain7 Do: ask if they need anything8 Don’t: Give up 9 …

Daily Living

From the Girl Who Has Become Too Sensitive For Everyday Life

When you think of pain, most people think of a burn, a broken bone, or even a scrape. I, too think of those as painful, but I find the shower pressure and the goosebumps incredibly excoriating.  The readers here might find it strange that I say that along with the people I tell, but it …

Relationships

When to Let Go of The Toxicity in Your Life

We all have that one friend or family member (sometimes multiple) that are always negative and continually try to bring us down. Maybe it’s a friend you have had in your life since you were little. Or, maybe it’s someone in your immediate family such as a grandparent, aunt, sibling, uncle or even a parent. …

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The Importance of Following Your Dreams No Matter The Situation

Just because you are constantly hurting doesn’t mean you can’t follow your dreams. Being in pain 24/7 can be destructive to a person’s physical, mental, or emotional health. It helps to have goals, or something that makes you excited. Life can be a roller coaster with things changing constantly.               I was a college graduate …

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Pain Scale Doesn’t Do Pain Justice

Everyone has been asked to rate their pain on a scale from 1-10 whether you have chronic pain, or you just fell. When you are asked the first time you basically know what number to choose, but really it is all subjective.               When you are continually sick and seeing doctors, going to therapy and …

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To Those Recently Diagnosed With Chronic Pain

Recently been diagnosed with chronic pain or know someone who has? You aren’t alone. Do you feel like you are alone, or that you are making everything in your head? You aren’t alone. Do you feel judged when you park in handicap even if you look healthy? You aren’t alone. Bottom line you aren’t alone …