Socialising when you have chronic pain can be a real struggle. Going out for meals, attending weddings, or work events can be hard. Family, friends, and colleagues often don't know the difficulties we face when we put on a brave face and try and join in. Like I mentioned in a previous blog post why … Continue reading Socialising with chronic pain: the struggles I have that people don’t know about
In this blog series I will be writing about the people who inspire me. They aren't people I know personally, but they somehow have had an impact on my life in a very positive way. In this first post I talk about Matt Cho. Who is Matt Cho? Matt is a fitness coach based in … Continue reading Who inspires me: Matt Cho
Socialising when you have chronic pain can be a bit of a struggle. Recently I've been to a work's lunch 'do', spent time with my family, and to a wedding. It's really got me thinking about the whats?and whys?of coping with my pain when with family and friends. Like I mentioned in a previous blog … Continue reading Chronic pain and socialising: the things my friends and family don?t know
Like most people I always try to set myself a New Year's resolution. This year I am doing it slightly different in that?I have lots of smaller goals rather than one big one, and I have made them public by doing a blog about them. This will hopefully help me stick to them more than … Continue reading My 2018 Goals
This post contains affiliate links.? I've been using a coccyx cushion for over 5 years now. I don't have a coccyx anymore, but a cushion helps me when I'm sitting. I went out with some friends to a local Chinese restaurant last week and I decided to take my cushion with me and it's got … Continue reading Coccyx cushion: pain v embarrassment
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 … Continue reading Are aqua classes good for chronic pain?
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 … Continue reading 5 things I?ve learnt at the gym