We are all coping differently right now. It's a real challenging time and we've all had to adapt our lives to this coronavirus situation in some way or another. For me, the staying at home rule hasn't affected me that much as I spend a lot of time at home anyway, and I like it. … Continue reading A few of my favourite things that are helping me right now
This is a collaborative post and the ideas and opinions expressed are of the author. Sleep is an important part of life and health, and this is all the more true if you are dealing with a specific medical issue, such as chronic pain. It is, after all, while we are asleep that our bodies … Continue reading Insomnia: Why it happens and what to do about it
This has been a tough week. I've had one of the worst 24 hours of my life and it really affected my pain, mental health and wellbeing. I could've easily given in to everything and shut myself off from the world, but I didn't. I managed to get through it; just. I don't often talk … Continue reading One of the worst 24 hours of my life
Failing Am I really failing? It's been a while since I joined in the monthly Link Up Party with A Chronic Voice. My blogging rhythm is totally out of sync, and I've not had the energy to write more than one blog post a week. I've felt a bit of a let down and a … Continue reading Failing is ok. Honestly!
Everyone gets tired. It's a natural part of life that we all have to deal with. Coping with tiredness on top of chronic pain can be even more challenging, but it is an additional symptom that we have to learn to cope with. A very brief summary of my pain I have a sitting disability … Continue reading How I manage tiredness on top of my chronic pain
Stress and anxiety make my pain worse. I don't like taking medication, and often find that even the natural products on the market can cause tiredness, which is the last thing I want. I decided to give an essential oil diffuser a try. I'd heard some good feedback about them, and after my sister-in-law got … Continue reading Tisserand Aromatherapy Aroma Spa Diffuser #productreview
Following on from a previous post about anxiety being a symptom of chronic pain, I've stepped outside my comfort zone once again. In this blog post I write a letter to the tradesman who never turned up for an appointment and explain some of my thoughts and how it affected me because of my anxiety. … Continue reading A letter from the girl with anxiety to the tradesman who never showed up
This post contains some affiliate links to the products that I use and recommend. See my disclosure page for more details. People who suffer with chronic pain often have other symptoms than just the pain. A lot of this can depend on the cause and source of pain, but there are some common symptoms that … Continue reading Surprising symptoms of chronic pain: anxiety