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20 years of living with chronic pain have taught me that no plan is complete without a series of backup
To this day I struggle with the notion that I need to be awake and working during a particular set of hours. But I am getting better at not allowing this way of thinking to prolong my flares. Because that is exactly what happens when I do fight.
As we begin a new chapter in our lives, I want to share my
I may be able to escape my everyday life by going on vacation, but there is no escaping my chronic conditions.
Thanks to Yolonda Hadid sharing her chronic illness on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the world got to see the unfair judgements that people make against the chronically ill everyday.
One frustrating aspect of my chronic conditions is having a body that absorbs its surroundings, mainly sounds and vibrations. I physically feel every beat of a drum, which sucks since my son is a drummer. It’s a miracle I survived his days of Marching Band and Indoor Drumline. I never shared this with him at the time, but when he would practice at home I would lie in bed crying from the pain. I never asked him to stop because I refused to let my conditions get in the way of my children’s passions. Higher volumes produce a harder hitting punch. My muscles and nerves may begin to spasm or twitch with the beat of the song. Unfortunately this doesn’t end once the music does. It will continue for hours, days, and sometimes weeks. However music isn’t the only thing my body absorbs. It has a vivid memory of all past physical trauma as well. My muscles tense up and