Apparently Monday 20th January is Blue Monday. This name is given to the 3rd Monday of the month which is meant to be the most depressing day of the year. Whether you believe this statement or not, in this post I share some tips of things you can do to help yourself get through it, … Continue reading Blue Monday: Things you can do to help yourself on the worst day of the year
Happy New Year everyone! I hope you've all had a good Christmas and New Year and have been able to rest and manage your pain as best you can over the holiday season. I did plan on doing a New Year New Me type blog post - share my goals and resolutions etc - but … Continue reading The best thing to help my chronic pain is also the most frustrating – what is it?
Living with chronic pain or chronic illness is tough. Your days can be unpredictable and hard to manage. Not only do you need to think about everything you need to do as part of day-to-day life, but you need to factor in the challenges of your pain and/or illness and the impact this can have. … Continue reading The things you need to do to effectively manage your chronic pain or illness
My blog posts tend to talk about chronic pain in general, rather than specifically be about the type of pain that I have. My pain can only be described as coccydynia pain as I feel my pain where my coccyx was, and I am in pain when I sit down. It also hurts when I … Continue reading 5 ways to cope with coccyx pain
When you have chronic pain, you know that you will be in it for the long-run, so you need to find ways of managing your pain so that you can continue doing the things you enjoy and living your life. It isn't just the pain itself that you need to consider as part of your … Continue reading Your complete guide to pain management for chronic pain
There is probably no one who fully understands your chronic pain like you do. It's your pain, you react in the way you do, and you learn to cope in your own ways too. But having people close to you who 'get it' and understand your chronic pain or chronic illness is really, really important. … Continue reading Why it’s important to have people around you who understand your chronic pain or chronic illness
This is my weekly post on Notebooks and Glasses where I highlight my pain challenge of the week and how I coped with it. This week, my pain challenge has been trying to stay awake. Stick with me, I'll explain more... This week's pain challenge Christmas can either be a very stressful time of the … Continue reading My pain challenge of the week and how I coped with it
I've decided to start a new weekly feature on Notebooks and Glasses to highlight some of the pain challenges that I have and to share how I get through them. This week's pain challenge This week, for some unknown reason, I have had something that I can only describe as twangs in my Gluteus Maximus … Continue reading My pain challenge of the week and how I coped with it