Are aqua classes good for chronic pain?

I don't like water and I'm not a huge fan of swimming. I can swim, but I'm not a strong swimmer and I don't hold my breath under water or anything. I don't even like my head being under water.  But will aqua classes help with my pain? Your head doesn't go under water in [...]

The ups and downs of me week

Life with chronic pain: the ups and downs of my week

Everyone has their ups and downs. I don't know why, but I've noticed this a lot more this last week, so I thought I'd do a quick blog post on it. The UpsEvery day I write down something to go in my happy box - something positive from the day to remember and look back [...]

How my chronic pain has changed me

I've had chronic pain for over 5 years now. I'd love to say that it hasn't changed me and that I'm still the old me, but this isn't true. It's not a bad thing that I've changed, but I know I'm different in some ways than before I started dealing with daily pain. It's bound [...]

Why we must not let chronic pain stop us doing things we enjoy

Having chronic pain can stop us doing the things we enjoy and love to do. I went through a real bad patch a few years ago when I said no to doing things with my partner and my friends. This affected my happiness, my relationship, and ultimately my mental health. I had no life and [...]

My chronic pain journey before surgery

Part of me doesn’t like to think about my chronic pain journey, what I went through in the early days, and how tough it was at times. But then part of me likes to remember how far I’ve come. This blog post is a very brief summary of the first 2 years of my chronic [...]

5 things I’ve learnt at the gym

Yesterday I conquered one of my fears and completed my first solo session at the gym. In fact, while I was writing the first draft of this blog post I was still there, sat in the cafe area. Recovering. My glasses were still steaming from the sweat on my face. My workout Ok, it sounds [...]