Managing chronic pain and illness during the holidays can be tough. Most people look forward to a season, jam-packed with celebrations, spending time with their loved ones and yearly traditions. But for those of us with chronic pain and illness, it can be the time of year we look forward to the least.Read more
Being able to get a good night’s sleep when you have chronic pain is tricky, which makes mornings so much more difficult. Whether you have painsomnia and can’t get any sleep, or you’re tossing and turning all night, the next morning can be hell. You wake up feeling irritated, sore and lack motivation to get out of bed. It took me a while to make mornings easier and less painful, but I got there in the end.
Here are all the things you can do to make mornings with chronic pain a lot easier.Read more
I have chronic pelvic pain syndrome and have suffered with lower pelvic pain for 6+ years. When it first began, it was something that I thought would go away, but it didn’t. It progressively got worse. So, over time, I’ve had to adapt and manage my pain in whatever ways I can.
Chronic pelvic pain affects so many people and in different ways. You may have a dull ache, sharp pain or burning and tingling pain, it’s totally different for everyone. But one thing I’m sure we can all agree on is the fact that it can be debilitating and makes navigating through day-to-day life so much more difficult.
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I’ve had an endometriosis laparoscopy twice now. My doctors had suspected endometriosis for a while, so they wanted to investigate whether any endometriosis was present. The first laparoscopy didn’t uncover anything, but as the endometriosis symptoms continued over the following years, my doctor wanted to take another look.
The first time I had endometriosis laparoscopic surgery, I had no clue what to expect and unfortunately the hospital I went to didn’t prepare me for what to expect or what to bring.Read more