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 […]

taking opioids for chronic pain isn't addiction

Taking opioids for chronic pain isn’t addiction

Note: If you don’t have a sense of humor proceed at your own risk Dear chronic pain patients, In the last few years it’s come to the attention of the media, politicians, and society that people who take opioids for chronic pain are actually just a bunch of addicted junkies. You addicts whine and cry […]

managing fibromyalgia in heat and humidity

Managing Fibromyalgia in Heat and Humidity

This post contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosure policy for details.  In a few weeks I’m going camping… In July… In Louisiana… Just writing that makes me start to sweat. Clearly I have a screw loose for agreeing to do such a thing, especially after complaining about how much I hate summer. However, I […]

7 reasons summer is the worst

7 reasons summer is the worst

It’s that time again. Time for sun, sweat, and bugs. Time to run the AC nonstop while you close the blinds and pretend you live in a cave. Time for swollen hands and legs and increased pain levels. Ah, there’s nothing like the magic of summer. If you’re lucky enough to live in a climate […]

7 surprising ways to exercise with chronic pain

7 surprising ways to exercise with chronic pain

When you live with chronic pain or Fibromyalgia all you hear is exercise exercise exercise. Because when just getting out of bed is accomplishment, of course you should go running because it will surely be good for you. Because this advice just won’t go away, I’ve come up with a few things that I do […]