how the medical system fails people with chronic pain

How the medical system fails people with chronic pain

Because of the opioid epidemic chronic pain is something of a hot topic these days. However, in these discussions the lives of people who live in constant pain are often overlooked. This is because the medical system is set up to fail  people with chronic pain. Here’s just some of the ways the medical system […]

5 pain management techniques for chronic pain

5 pain management techniques for chronic pain

This post includes affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy for more details With the latest obsession about the “opioid epidemic” doctors and politicians are increasingly phasing out medication as a treatment for pain. Most often they like to point out that there are a number of coping techniques that people can use to deal […]

how to deal with people who don't believe you're sick

How to deal with people who don’t believe you’re sick

One of the hardest parts of living with an illness is the emotional toll it takes when people don’t believe you’re sick. It’s hurtful when people think you’re faking, exaggerating, wimpy, or just need to take antidepressants. This is compounded when you have an invisible illness and people are always telling you, “but you don’t […]

surviving the hurt and pain that comes with chronic illness

Surviving the hurt and pain that comes with chronic illness

It’s that old feeling of never being right, of never being enough. It creeps on you in the middle of the night. It creeps on you in the middle of a difficult flare. It creeps on you when you let your guard down and let yourself feel for once. For once you won’t be positive […]

10 hilarious things overheard in the doctor's office waiting room

10 hilarious things overheard at the doctors office

Like many people who live with chronic illness I find myself at the doctors office more than I would like. I absolutely loath going there because it takes up all my energy and wastes an entire day. It’s also not even helpful to go, I only go to get medication refills. It’s basically just throwing […]