When you live with chronic pain there is always more than meets the eye! You see what chronic pain suffers want you to see and more often than not it is nothing compared to what we actually live with on a day to day basis. The truth is most people can't handle the realities of … Continue reading What People Can’t See About Life With Chronic Pain
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?
When you are disabled it is not uncommon to suffer from depression but unfortunately, not everyone can afford therapy and sometimes we just have to learn how to cope with our depression. When your friends suffer from depression it can hard to watch because you want to help but you may not know how or … Continue reading How to help a friend who is suffering from depression
When you have any condition that affects the gi tract such as IBS it can be very stressful to go anywhere because you are constantly worried that you are going to have a flare and get embarrassed in front of your friends and family. Why can't we just make dietary changes to control our symptoms … Continue reading How to be more supportive of people with gastrointestinal diseases
Migraines or any type of chronic pain pretty much affects everything you do including the relationships you build with your friends. For the most part, our friends understand us as much as we understand them but that can all change as soon as your friend starts having chronic pain. Your relationship may not be the … Continue reading How do chronic migraines affect friendships?
Everyone gets headaches not everyone gets migraines! Migraines are often misunderstood as a bad headache but it is so much more than that. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are a neurological disorder that usually includes severe recurring pain on one side of the head. However, 1/3 of people who have migraines have reported … Continue reading What I wish people understood about my chronic migraines
When you are disabled depression is very common, so sometimes you may go to a family member for help if it's not severe! If the family member says the wrong thing they will not be helping you! They may mean well but in reality, they are just making you mad! I will explain a few things … Continue reading What not to say to a disabled person suffering from depression