snapshots of chronic pain

What it’s like when pain never goes away

Some people are under the impression that pain is something that be conquered. That if you just try hard enough you can beat it and live a normal life. So I  thought I’d share a few snapshots from my life with chronic pain. After all, life with chronic pain is absolutely the best, and I […]

how access to opioids for chronic pain changed my life

How access to opioids changed my life

I’ve shared before how I came to be on opioids for chronic pain. My pain levels had basically gotten so high I was almost bedridden. I couldn’t take care of my kids, I couldn’t work, I couldn’t do anything that required walking or standing of any sort. Luckily for me I had been a patient […]

7 things people with fibromyalgia are tired of hearing

7 things people with Fibromyalgia are tired of hearing

When you have a chronic illness you tend to hear the same responses over and over again. Some of these responses come from people who have good intentions, some come from people who just don’t think. Either way they are hard to hear repeatedly. I know what you deal with now because I’ve had (insert […]

how chronic illness makes you awesome

How chronic illness makes you awesome

No one who knows me in real life would every call me an optimist. I consider myself a realist which means if something is positive, yay! However, I’m not going to pretend something is awesome when it’s not. Which is why I tend to shy away from “my illness is totally empowering” “my life is […]

6 every day things that are a big deal when you live with chronic pain

6 things that are a big deal when you have chronic pain

In last week’s post I threw in a line that I didn’t think too much of at the time. And you, your life depends on how bad the weather is that day, or how long it takes you to recover from standing in line at the DMV, or whether or not the doctor screwed up your […]