Posts tagged Chronic Pain
It's Time to Shine a Light on Chronic Pain

When you are constantly in pain to the point that you would rather cut off every limb because it would probably be less painful, the last thing you want to hear is, “it’s in your head, move on with your life” or, “you don’t look sick.” It can be detrimental to your mental health and well being to constantly feel that you aren’t being believed.

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How To Embrace Body Image Insecurity Surrounding Chronic Illness

Ever since I was a little girl, I was picked on and called names like string bean, daddy long legs, shrimp or toothpick. I remember feeling more sorry for the people feeling the need to call me these things than I did for myself. I was happy with my body. I was a strong athlete in gymnastics, tennis, and dressage. I used my skinniness to my advantage to reach under sofas, sleep under my own bed frame, dart between crowds and reach to the high cabinet. 

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