Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Pain

CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: What Actually Is Chronic Pain?

Pain, be it acute or chronic, is distressing, unpleasant and completely different from person to person. Chronic pain does differ from acute pain.  Acute pain will occur following injury, trauma or surgery, and tends to ease off over a relatively short period of time.  It is manageable with pain relief, and if it limits a… Continue reading CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: What Actually Is Chronic Pain?

Interstitial Cystitis · Pain

DAYS 11, 12, 13 and 14 of The Chronic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Challenges

I may have fallen a little behind with the awareness photo challenges - sorry!  It's been so busy and I've been in a lot of pain that it hasn't been something I've kept up with. I've loved seeing the posts others have shared on Instagram, so here are my answers to the days 11, 12, 13 and… Continue reading DAYS 11, 12, 13 and 14 of The Chronic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Challenges

Pain · Social

CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: My Friends Instagram Positivity Challenge

Over on Instagram, there are plenty of things going on to raise awareness for Chronic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis.  I've seen daily videos, fact posts and taken part in a couple of photo challenges.  But I stumbled across a new way of raising awareness from my friend Elle (@thechronicpainlife over on Instagram - you need to check… Continue reading CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: My Friends Instagram Positivity Challenge

Interstitial Cystitis · Pain

DAY 6 of Chronic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month

As mentioned in one of my previous articles, September is a busy month as it serves as the awareness month for both chronic pain and Interstitial Cystitis. I'm taking part in the photo challenges created by two fellow Instagrammers, but thought that as day 6 was quite an apt day considering what I am currently… Continue reading DAY 6 of Chronic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month

Adenomyosis · Endometriosis · Interstitial Cystitis · Pain

CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: Alternative Forms of Pain Relief

There probably will come a point in your chronic pain journey where you are either finding pain relief ineffective or the side effects from the strong stuff unpleasant, and you are advised to look to alternative forms of pain relief. Now, the words "alternative forms of pain relief" might get you feeling anxious because it… Continue reading CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: Alternative Forms of Pain Relief