Chronic illness, Guest Blogs, Mental Health

The Importance Of Giving Hope To Chronic Pain Patients | Guest Post |

I am so honoured to share this wonderful guest post with you all on how important hope is in pain management. I have discovered this for myself so this is a very important topic to me. Ann-Marie D’Arcy-Sharpe writes for Pathways Pain Relief, a chronic pain relief app and blog. The app is created by… Continue reading The Importance Of Giving Hope To Chronic Pain Patients | Guest Post |

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The Power Of Having A Voice

I’m so grateful for my ability to effortlessly share my opinions without prosecution. During my college interviews this week, I have been able to be honest about my mental health and my disability, because I know it does not serve me to bottle it up. By speaking up people know how to help me can… Continue reading The Power Of Having A Voice

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Missing Amid My Mind | What dissociation feels like

  The majority of my days are spent gone. Gone from this world. Gone from myself. I’d like to say I’m just on autopilot but for the most part I’m gone. It’s a strange feeling to enter into dissociation. It’s like you’ve time traveled to an era you’ve already lived through once, but you do not… Continue reading Missing Amid My Mind | What dissociation feels like

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World in my hands

I’ve had my autoimmune disease since the age of four (2006). Since I was little my mum has used social media to connect to other patients and get information, because my disease is rare there wasn’t very much out there. But she found a small group of about twenty people on google hangouts, which has… Continue reading World in my hands

Chronic illness

Flarophobia

My fear of flare ups  Chronic pain is horrible. Chronic means; something negative which is long lasting.  My pain is complex, I have multiple kinds all over my body. The chronic pain started when I was 10 ish due to my nerve damage from Neuromyelitis Optica. I was on gabapentin to manage it - which… Continue reading Flarophobia