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I have usually talked about my experience of living with chronic pain in passing during the three hundred and fifty posts that I have previously written. However, today I thought I would shed some light on what it is like living with chronic pain from my own personal experience. Living with chronic pain is like attempting […]

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Riding the pain roller coaster!!

The last couple of days felt like I was on a roller coaster ride. There has been a lot of up and down moments. I would wake up with this burst of energy to find out it was just a passing moment. There are times when the moment my eyes open the pain and anxiety hits me right away.

I recently took on a project which is very demanding and time-consuming. The problem is I like the pressure and demand it requires of me. It gives me a glimpse of hope that I can do anything I set my mind to. The downside is now the anxiety attacks are more frequent now. The pain is very strong at times so my concentration is very poor. My ability to think straight diminishes slowly. I have been told I have the signs of PTSD.

It is amazing how we can develop mental if left untreated.  My husband thinks there might be something wrong with me. He believes if we don’t name or acknowledge it will go away. “Easier said then” tell that to the person who is dealing with the issues. Every day is a battle mentally and physically for me and others who are dealing with this thing called pain.

 

How Social Rejection Increases Opiate Addiction — Social Health

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“As far as your brain is concerned, a broken heart is not so different from a broken arm.” —Naomi Eisenberger, PhD

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Cann Group closer to prescribing & dispensing medical cannabis https://t.co/ALuiOO8DbJ #MedicalDagga — Doctors For Dagga

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9/27/17

Today, started off on the wrong foot :(. My leg is stiff and ankle hurts really bad. On the good note, I have taken a shower without my shower chair or assistance. I was scared to be in the shower alone for more than five minutes. Sad thing was if I fell there was no one home to help me. I did come out the bathroom with a lot of pain, but what can I do. I was able to function ok for a couple of hours and then it was shut down time.  No pain medicine is driving me crazy. My pain level was at 18 on the scale of 1-10.