Central Sensitization, Chronic Pain, Creative Writing, My Story

Being okay with uncertainty

When I first started this blog, I was angry.  I never wrote about it, because I didn’t want to bring people down, but I was sick and tired of trying to explain my health issues to the people in my life, and feeling like they didn’t believe me. Maybe you can’t see the anger, because… Continue reading Being okay with uncertainty

Chronic Pain, Creative Writing, eating disorders, Favorites, My Story, psychology

Fighting a health issue without judgement, for the first time

They say one of the worst things a blogger can do is to begin all your posts with an explanation of why it's been so long since your last post. Normally I'm able to stop myself from doing this, but I'm going to let myself do it this time, since it's actually relevant to what I want… Continue reading Fighting a health issue without judgement, for the first time

Central Sensitization, Creative Writing, My Story, Pain Science

“Why are you writing about overcoming pain, when you’re still in pain?”

A frustrated family member asked me this question once, and it really stuck with me. As much as I believe in my own reasons for writing, it kind of freaked me out. What if other people are wondering the same thing? How can I have an entire series of posts about how my life was… Continue reading “Why are you writing about overcoming pain, when you’re still in pain?”

Digestive Issues, Nutrition

Sunlight in the Kitchen

Here’s something you probably didn’t know about me: As much trouble as I’ve had with chronic pain over the past ten years, I’ve had almost just as much trouble with digestive issues. I haven’t written about those issues yet for a few reasons.  For one thing, they’re embarrassing.  Really embarrassing.  I’d much rather talk about… Continue reading Sunlight in the Kitchen

Fibromyalgia

Inflammation, Fibromyalgia, and Deceptive Marketing Tactics

Ok, so I wish I could stop going on angry rants on this blog.  But, ironically, some of my rants have turned out to be among my most popular posts… so I’m going to keep going with this one. One of the things that bothers me most about the majority of the online content regarding… Continue reading Inflammation, Fibromyalgia, and Deceptive Marketing Tactics