Tag Archives: chronic pain

A Space to Be

“Suppose I don't get better? Suppose they tell me this is it?” We were talking about my friend's sudden, out-of-the-blue neurological attack, which took her overnight from an active, hiking grandmother to shuffling with a walker. And unremitting pain. She … Continue reading

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Choosing Life

“I can choose to live in perpetual sadness immobilized by my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself”. Walter Anderson   Back is burning, boring – … Continue reading

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Choosing Life

“I can choose to live in perpetual sadness immobilized by my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself”. Walter Anderson   Back is burning, boring – … Continue reading

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Acupad – bliss

I always try and pass on any gizmo that works for lower back pain. I found this one on Dragon's Den: the Acupad, developed by a chiropractor, Dr. Cohen. When you first handle it, it feels hard and bony, but … Continue reading

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Every Little Helps

So many of my posts are about the psychological side of coping with pain, so I thought this time I would look at what physical aids have helped me most. Body pillow: it used to be that pain didn't bother … Continue reading

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A Gift to the Soul

Aching, worse and worse all summer. Now very stiff and painful on waking. But worst, the constant bruised ache across my pelvis. This on top of my regular burning sacrum. Looked it up on google: not encouraging. All the symptoms … Continue reading

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The Pain Came Back

I had an epidural: anaesthetic and cortisone. For a few hours I was absolutely pain free. A feeling like pure whiteness; there was no background buzz of pain. It must be like this when tinnitus stops. Then a bone wearying … Continue reading

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