Share a clothesPAIN selfie for Pain Awareness Week

To bring awareness to Pain Awareness Week (November 1-7, 2015) I am promoting Pain BC’s ClothesPAIN Experiment and anyone who submits a ClothesPAIN selfie to Chronic Pain Life will be entered into a random draw for an item, of the winner’s choice, from my Spoonie Store (a couple of new items will be in the store this week!). INSTRUCTIONS for the ClothesPAIN experiment: Take a clothespin and pin it … Continue reading Share a clothesPAIN selfie for Pain Awareness Week

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30 Things About my Invisible Illness You May Not Know

To help promote Invisible Illness Week I am sharing the MeMe: 30 Things About My Invisible Illness You May Not Know 1. The illness I live with is: Internal Disc Disruption/Derangement (IDD)2. I was diagnosed with it in the year: 20123. But I had symptoms since: 20084. The biggest adjustment I’ve had to make is: Not being able to participate in even the most normal … Continue reading 30 Things About my Invisible Illness You May Not Know

Disabled from chronic pain, I am questioning my faith.

I am really struggling with the fact that I think I have finally given up on believing there is a God. I just can’t possibly understand the purpose of my housebound life. A life where my spine requires I eat my meals laying down, a life without the ability to have children (whether adopted or my own), unable to drive, go to the movies, grocery … Continue reading Disabled from chronic pain, I am questioning my faith.

The journey of chronic pain

I have had a life-long passion for off-the-beaten-path travelling. By the age of thirty-five I had travelled to eighteen countries and my list of future trips was lengthy and included a camping adventure in Kenya and Tanzania. In October 2008 little did I realize when I stepped off the plane from a trip to Europe that this would be my last trip overseas indefinitely. Four days … Continue reading The journey of chronic pain