Questions to ask yourself

If you’ve got pain I’m sure you’ll have asked yourself “why me?” “what did I do to deserve this?” and other such unanswerable questions. I don’t think any one of us with chronic pain will have escaped wondering if we’ve done something to create the situation we’re in – or wondered whether we’re just plain…

Mind chatter

Do you have a really nagging mind? One that chatters on even when you don’t want it to? Making little asides like “You should just keep going”, “you’ll never get through that”, “do you really think your pain is real?”, “what are you going to do about ….” Minds are like that. They hold a…

Exercise for chronic pain

Exercise. How on earth could anyone expect a person with chronic pain to exercise – surely it’s only going to INCREASE pain? The short answer is “YES” it’s likely to increase pain – BUT without exercising you’ll be able to do less and less over time. Exercising is good for chronic pain, but it’s got…

You are not alone

Chronic pain is one of the loneliest, most isolating experiences ever. No-one else feels what it feels like to have pain. No-one can tell whether you have really bad pain today, or if it’s just a nuisance pain. Some people think they can tell whether you have “real” pain or not (in other words, they…