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

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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!

Five things you should never say to migraineurs

It is migraine and headache awareness month! Migraines are invisible and often times 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 that … Continue reading Five things you should never say to migraineurs

When your friends don’t believe your disability exists

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 disability … Continue reading When your friends don’t believe your disability exists

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

What I wish people understood about my chronic migraines

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

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?

Headaches? How do I manage them

I get more headaches than most people the reason for that is because I have a condition called Hydrocephalus. Hydrocephalus is a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid also called CSF, around the brain. The purpose of CSF is to protect the brain and spinal cord but when there is too much fluid it can be dangerous. … Continue reading Headaches? How do I manage them