How to help a child deal with chronic pain. This article is a bit of an oddball, I originally wrote a guide for adults, but then I realised as an adult you can gain other systems to help you, but as a kid you’re defenceless. This article isn’t really meant for children, it’s that those […]
Let’s normalise talking about pain.
Pain sucks. There’s no if and or butt about it, it just sucks. But there’s something that sucks even more – telling people about the pain.
There’s a number of reactions that comes from telling about someone with pain. Shame. Embarrassment. Fear. That’s just a few of them. There’s been more than a handful of times that I can’t talk about my pain, not even on an offhand way, because it effects someone else, it scares them. After I’ve told them more often than not they put it on me to make them feel better about my pain because they can’t deal with it.
Advice | How to survive, or at least ‘tolerate’, a chronic illness flares.
Chronic illness flares are nothing to joke about. They come on unexpectedly, last anywhere from a few minutes to hours, and are usually just brutal. The main way my chronic illness flares is through pain, general ‘achiness’, and if it’s my IBS – stomach cramps, and a lot of toilet time.
Not with a bang, but with a whimper. Part 1. Pain has been my constant companion. My health has never been the best. In fact, it’s been rather rubbish since age 12 – that’s when I first remember visiting the doctors regularly for problems that should have gotten better. And, that’s the theme of this […]