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 […]

4 myths about being on opioids for chronic pain

4 myths about being on opioids for chronic pain

Nearly ever day there is a news article inciting panic and referring to the “opioid epidemic” and how people are dying from prescription pain medication in larger and larger numbers. This means that doctors are out of control in prescribing opioids, they need to stop now! Only people with cancer should get pain medication otherwise […]

6 tips for better sleep with chronic pain

6 tips for better sleep with chronic pain

This post contains affiliate links, please see my disclosure policy for more details.  Getting to sleep and staying there is one the most difficult struggles that comes from living with chronic pain. For me, I deal with pain by distracting myself, but I get in trouble come nighttime when there are no more distractions. At night when […]

5 tips for finding motivation, even with chronic illness

It’s one of those high pain, low energy days and you just can’t motivate yourself to do much of anything. You feel the weight of your illness crashing down on you and you just want to hide from everything and everyone, so what do you do? If you’re like me sometimes you let the weight […]

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 […]