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
It's that time of year where we all have a million and one things to do. Having chronic pain and coping with daily activities can be challenging enough, but when you add the 'Christmas to do list' to the mix, then things can get that little bit tougher. Here are a few ways how I … Continue reading How I’m helping myself this Christmas
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?
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 … Continue reading How my chronic pain has changed me