If you’ve been following my Instagram account – @endobunny – then you have probably noticed that I am participating in the Chronic Pain Awareness Challenge. As I’ve mentioned previously, September is Chronic Pain Awareness month, and one of my fellow chronic illness friends created a month-long challenge for anyone to take part in. Today, just […]Read More How to Get People To Understand Your Symptoms (written in conjunction with Chronic Pain Awareness month)
My experience with ovarian cysts has been traumatic, to say the least. My first ovarian cyst was picked up back in February prior to my surgery. Although it was a classed as a “simple” one, it was pretty damn big and I was forced to see if it shrunk before anything was done about it. […]Read More Ovarian Cysts 101
I once went to a group session relating to chronic illness, and have this vivid memory of everyone’s head spinning around to me when I opened my “hello, my name is…” moment with the fact I managed to work full-time. Some people that were there even told me that I needed to stop working because […]Read More CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: Don’t Judge Me Because I Work
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 […]Read More CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: What Actually Is Chronic Pain?
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 […]Read More DAYS 11, 12, 13 and 14 of The Chronic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Challenges
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 […]Read More CHRONIC PAIN AWARENESS MONTH: My Friends Instagram Positivity Challenge
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 […]Read More DAY 6 of Chronic Pain and Interstitial Cystitis Awareness Month