Category Archives: Chronic Illness

Types of Pain

Originally posted on Mast Cells & Collagen Behaving Badly:
Following on from my blog post on Types of Fatigue I was asked by one of my followers to do a post on the various types of pain I experience.  When…

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Discovering Self-Compassion – Pain(t)h.D.

On Self compassion in chronic illness… A few days ago, I wrote a contemplative post, wondering how much I might be catastrophizing my own pain and giving it more attention than it needed. … In many ways, I feel the … Continue reading

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Reblog: Saving Face with a Chronic Illness – by Fibronacci at Pain(t)h.D.

I can relate to this so much. A zombie-like existence in a dystopian reality only I could see sums up nicely my 12 years of academic/work life before I crashed completely and left. I often wonder what sort of support … Continue reading

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Reblog: Exercise for Chronic Pain

If you have a chronic pain illness and you have already started to exercise, are making plans to exercise, or are not well enough to exercise now but hope to in the future, Cass has some tips for you: Exercise … Continue reading

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Reblog: Losing someone to suicide

… Chronic Illness, whether mental, physical or combined, is an incredibly difficult journey. The uncertainty is terrifying, the tests are invasive, the symptoms are debilitating. It is a burden, it is life changing, it is exhausting, it is lonely, it is … Continue reading

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Reblog: How to Cope With Losing Friends After Diagnosis

A great post by Katie: If even you don’t understand your illness, how can you expect others to do the same? … You cannot control the way people view you and what people think about you. You cannot control their … Continue reading

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Link: Chronic Pain, Cancelled Plans and Friends

Every chronically ill person, especially young people, regularly faces situations where they have to say no to many plans, turn up late for things and cancel on others at the last moment. They regularly face the unpleasant prospect of having … Continue reading

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Reblog: Seeing Possibility by Jessi

This beautiful post will fill you with hope for a day beyond today, when all your yesterdays have been lost to a chronic illness. Jessi begins with: During my descent into illness, all I could see was what was being taken … Continue reading

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Reblog: Endlessly Exhausted Zebra – The Disability File

For reasons not entirely understood, a high percentage of people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome experience chronic fatigue.  Whether it’s officially diagnosed as chronic fatigue syndrome or not, it’s a very real phenomenon that impacts daily life.  It can cause memory loss, … Continue reading

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