Chronic pain is a very real and difficult condition to live with.

I know this because pain is a significant part of my illness.

I live in pain every minute of every day, and I hope every day that my doctors will find a way to help me recover my health.

My life has changed in unexpected ways because of the pain and I’m hoping that writing about it will help me to cope, and maybe help someone who reads it feel a little less alone.



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  1. All the very best to you Small Surrenders. I can’t possibly imagine what you go through every minute of every day but I have a father who has chronic back pain and I’ve seen over the years what it has done to him at times. I hope you find some relief eventually — and sooner rather than later.


  2. I have been suffering from chronic pain for almost nine years now. My pain stemmed from an assault that left me with two herniations in my neck, a separated shoulder that healed incorrectly and neuropathy along with muscle spasms.

    It has been a long hard road and I am not cured by any leap of the imagination. I have come to a place where I am on less medication and I am not living in the ER. I do not have a concrete diagnosis. They say I have myofascial nerve pain but pain is not a medical diagnosis. It is a mental health diagnosis.

    I am following your blog and I hope things get better for you. I will share any helpful information I have or come across. Wishing you the best.



    • It saddens me to know that someone violated you and caused you to now be living with such a difficult condition.
      It’s interesting that you say pain is a “mental health diagnosis” because the first articles I read along with my experience with doctors in the early stages of my illness made me realize that I wasn’t being listened to when I described my extreme pain. It wasn’t until a pain specialist assessed me and confirmed that my pain is “real” that one doctor in particular stopped trying to give me anti-depressants to treat my pain. However, I don’t fully agree that it’s a mental health condition because I’ve received treatments, though unsuccessful for me, that have studies behind them showing that they are beneficial for people with chronic pain.
      I think the issue stems from doctors not having what they consider a tangible method of measuring an individual’s pain or being able to see it on a scan that makes it so hard to treat. Not to mention that they need to have more faith and belief that patients understand their bodies better than they ever can, especially their female patients.
      I hope today is a good day for you. I am sending you positive energy to support you as you move forward πŸ™‚

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