I’ve written a little about my life with chronic pain, here. There’s a video where I speak a bit about it, but there is lots more to say. And, there are links relating to my health and health in general.
This page will be updated with any latest related bits, I’ll let you know via blog post. Thanks for visiting.
– last updated, 4th February 2017
I live with every day, unrelenting and severe pain for nine years.
It and my mobility-difficulties as well as increased migraines stem from an undiagnosed, and untreated (in time) subluxation of the hip (partial-dislocation). Despite visits to the doctors, they failed to diagnose me – it was when a private physiotherapist took one look at my hips, one being higher than the other, that she saw what the problem was. Eight months after the injury.
Soft tissue and nerve damage. Sciatica and inflammation. Burning and stiffness. The stiffness physically halts movement of my lower body. Increased migraines – before I had 1-3 a year; now, they’re chronic, every 1-3 days.
I am disabled from it. Needing a mobility scooter for leaving the house. I’m forever running on next to no energy, so I have a lot of rest during the day. The pain is far worse than the loss of the freedom of walking, because it robs you of vitality, joy, spontanity, etc.
I have adapted far better to the disability than I have of the severe chronic pain.
Your whole life – YOU – changes because of it. It effects –
- Financial health. Loss of employment.
- Relationships. Loss of or strained connections with acquaintances, friends, significant other, offspring.
- Mental health. Chronic pain is often inter-related with depression and anxiety.
- Isolation. Becoming house or bed bound. Financial hardship disables social interaction.
…….to be continued…….
Copyright Faith McCord 2017
Story and artwork belongs to Faith McCord who is the author and artist holding the copyright. This is not a public domain work. Worldwide rights.