“Now I find myself in a place where I must relearn to control my thoughts and sudden impulses, all whilst being careful not to constrict my creativity.”
I missed you, where did you go ?
“There are days I look in the mirror at my grey, pasty, drawn-in face and say to myself “I miss you where did you go?””
Held Hostage By Our Bodies
“Living with a chronic illness feels like our bodies are holding us to ransom. We get no rewards for our attempts to function like a “normal” person.”
When the party’s over
“Receiving my Fibromyalgia diagnosis did indeed feel like “the party was over” looking back on it. It was. It still is to some extent.”
Muscles, Bones or Joints Injuries: Check Out NHS Inform
NHS inform’s updated MSK pages included self-management advice for the ankle, back, calf, elbow, foot, hip, knee, neck, shoulder, thigh, as well as the wrist, hand and fingers
“Let us make hay while the sun shines.”
“The weekend I just had was far from typical. I managed to have a “real” weekend, you know, like “normal” people do.”
When you are refused adequate pain relief, what do you do? Where do you turn?
“So how are we meant to pay for alternative pain relief methods and why is the NHS not providing us with adequate assistance.”
Survey of young people who suffer chronic pain
The Pain Research Laboratory at the University of Southampton is seeking teenagers & their parents to take part in a study about chronic pain.