I deleted all my personal accounts! Why?

Hey all, I just got back from a much-needed vacation I did something that I never quite got around to explaining. Bloggers run a lot of social media accounts and top of that many of them also have their personal accounts that are not connected to their blog. Sometimes you just want to post something … Continue reading I deleted all my personal accounts! Why?

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Traveling With Chronic Pain

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

How to tell your tell child they are not getting better

One of the toughest things other than being by my bedside through countless surgeries and putting my life in the hands of a physician that my parents had to discuss with me was that I was not going to get better. Most parents of disabled children will need to have this conversation because kids will … Continue reading How to tell your tell child they are not getting better

The pain scale: Why do I loathe this method?

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?

All I want for my birthday is some pain relief!

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!

Mental health awareness: How am I improving my mental health?

May is mental health awareness month and since mental health is something I have been struggling with for the last couple of years I thought I would share with you what I am doing to improve it. Mental is just as important as your physical but sadly most people don't take it as seriously as … Continue reading Mental health awareness: How am I improving my mental health?

My support system: What kind of support do you have?

When you are disabled or have chronic pain having a good support system is huge especially on those tough days! I talk about how supportive my online community is so sometimes there may be some confusion on whether or not I have supportive family and friends yes I have a very supportive family and friends! … Continue reading My support system: What kind of support do you have?

My chronic life: how has it changed?

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 there … Continue reading My chronic life: how has it changed?

Working with chronic pain

Over the last month, I have been interning at an employment agency to try to get some job skills that I can put on my job resume. I have done something like this before but it was an entirely different experience because my first job training was not right the fit and, to be honest, … Continue reading Working with chronic pain

Chronic pain myths you need to stop believing!

When you have chronic pain all you want is relief! Unfortunately, not everyone is able to get that relief because doctors may not be able to figure out what is causing your pain so finding an effective treatment plan may be difficult. Medical advancements are making it possible for more patients to live a pain-free … Continue reading Chronic pain myths you need to stop believing!

How do chronic migraines affect friendships?

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?

Does chronic pain affect blog posts?

Hydrocephalus is very complicated and there is no quick fix when you start to have problems! Last April I started experiencing chronic migraines so I went to the doctor to see what was causing them. (If you are not familiar with this condition please visit my headache post for more information) After having several tests … Continue reading Does chronic pain affect blog posts?