Holidays are something that most people look forward to because it's a time when we have an excuse to take some time off work and spend time with our families but not if you have chronic pain. When you have chronic pain you will miserable no matter what time of year it is because pain … Continue reading My Chronic Christmas: How To Keep Your Pain Bearable This Holiday Season
Seizures can be scary and sometimes difficult to diagnose because there are so many different types but are totally manageable through medication. I went my whole life and I didn't have any seizures until high school when I started getting them. My seizures have not been easy to diagnose because tests don't always reveal anything … Continue reading “Epilepsy are you doomed?”
Thanksgiving will be here is just a few short days and before you know it Christmas! Thanksgiving is late this year so some of us may have already begun our Christmas shopping so we can get it all done in time but sometimes when you have to shop for certain people it can be a … Continue reading The Good And The Bad Gift Ideas For Migraineurs
When you have a family or friends that live with pain, you want to be supportive and do your best to try and understand what they are going through because the truth is they need your support! If you don't live with pain it can be difficult to see where they are coming from so … Continue reading How friends and family can be more supportive of someone in pain
It is Pain Awareness Month and since living with chronic migraines my days have never been the same. Before I get into anything let me shed some light on some statistics did you know that fifty million people in the United States have chronic pain and twenty million of those people have pain so severe … Continue reading A Day In The Life Of A Chronic Migraineur!
Take a minute to think back to a really long exhausting workday. Do you remember how exhausted you were and how much you just wanted to get into bed? Now imagine having to repeat that same exhausting shift every day for a month with minimal rest. Exhausting right? Well, that is a small fraction of … Continue reading How To Cope With Chronic Fatigue
Next week I am leaving to go on vacation and don't get me wrong I love visiting family but I hate traveling! I don't think I know someone who hates traveling more than I do and now since living with chronic pain, I hate it even more! There are so many things that I have … Continue reading Traveling With Chronic Pain
If you are disabled or chronically ill you probably have heard of the pain scale and are very familiar with it! The pain scale is in pretty much in all doctor's offices so even if you aren't disabled you probably have heard of this method but just in case you haven't I will educate you … Continue reading The pain scale: Why do I loathe this method?
Supporting someone with chronic pain can be difficult if you don't live in pain. Chronic pain sufferers learn how to cope with their pain and often times because we don't look like we are in pain so people assume we aren't! Friday is my birthday and although it will probably be a pretty good day … Continue reading All I want for my birthday is some pain relief!
It is migraine and headache awareness month! Migraines are invisible and often misunderstood as a bad headache. Migraines are debilitating and often times you cannot function and can last for up to four to seventy-two hours depending on the severity of the migraine. Headaches can be a huge inconvenience but generally don't last … Continue reading Five things you should never say to migraineurs
My last friendship did not end well because one of my friends did not understand my migraines and she thought they could be easily treated through medication. Instead of asking me for more information about my disability she assumed Hydrocephalus wasn't a thing and called me psycho and accused me of making up a … Continue reading When your friends don’t believe your disability exists
My life has changed in so many ways since living with chronic pain! To be honest I crave the life I had before I started having constant pain because the life I have now is not even remotely similar. I don't have the drive to do a lot of things I used to so … Continue reading My chronic life: how has it changed?