As the world is starting to open back up and people are going out more and more for nonessential reasons, I have been trying to understand why I am reliving some traumatic feelings from seemingly out of nowhere. I think I figured it out today. I know when my body is in pain, and after…Read More Why am I reliving medical gaslighting right now?
Right now a lot of you are at home, off from your usual work hours, feeling these anxious feelings of needing to “get things done” and justify your time off. We remind ourselves in the disability community all the time of the fact that it is okay to be unproductive. We don’t have to spend…Read More It is okay to be unproductive.
What makes a disability “invisible”? It is as straightforward as it sounds – if you can’t actually notice someone’s disability right away, it is invisible. Many chronic pain patients are considered to have invisible disabilities. Unless you have something signalling to the outside world that you have a disability, like a guide dog or hearing…Read More What makes a disability “invisible”?
The audacity to think that anyone could ever really understand how to cope with CRPS! The only thing that is for certain is that this disease a different experience for everyone who has it. Our common ground, however, is that we have to keep coping. We have to get better at it. So we may…Read More Coping with CRPS
Chronic illness and pain life can be hard, friends. I’ve had some serious ups and downs since developing illness. How long did it take you to find other chronic pain people ? I tried to start a chronic pain support group in my community but that didn’t last. Eventually I figured out that all the…Read More Welcome to the site! Let me tell you why I’m here.