Things not to say to Chronic Pain sufferers…

As someone who deals with chronic pain daily there are just some things, Iwish people would stop saying to me and to others who suffer from chronic paindue to illnesses such as Spinal Cord Injury, Chiari Malformation, Fibromyalgia,MS, and Lupus to name a few. Me and my fellow suffers realize that people justwant to beContinue reading “Things not to say to Chronic Pain sufferers…”

What is Allodynia

Allodynia is a pain response caused by stimuli that normally does not cause pain (i.e., a shirt touching the area, a hug, or a brush of a hand). Temperature and/or physical stimuli can cause it to flare. It often feels like a burning sensation. It often happens after injury to the site (i.e., amputation ofContinue reading “What is Allodynia”

Hope and Not Guilt

It has been difficult to get motivated to write or do much of anything being that I have been more pain than normal. I am having a flare up that has caused by pain to remain high despite medications. My spasticity has also been high making it very difficult to walk and stand. I doContinue reading “Hope and Not Guilt”

Learning to let go

It has been difficult to get motivated to write or do much of anything being that I have been more pain than normal. I am having a flare up that has caused by pain to remain high despite medications. My spasticity has also been high making it very difficult to walk and stand. I doContinue reading “Learning to let go”