I used to have a very clear picture of my future when it came to my health. Then came chronic pain. I feel like the longer I go without a reason for my pain, the dimmer the picture gets.
I think part of the reason for this phenomenon is that a lot of people think that everything is dependent on physical pain that can be seen. The truth is the unseen physical pain is extremely overwhelming and devastating.
Sometimes just the fact that I can’t do anything makes me, well, pissed. As someone living with an invisible illness, I often feel like life is passing me by while I do little more than stare at my bedroom ceiling in silence. Try as I might, I cannot change the fact that I am limited in what I can do, the littlest things literally zap the little energy I have.
I keep seeing my team of doctors hoping for new answers, newer procedures and medications, however I can’t change the fact that I am in chronic pain, nor can I change the ability to do more in the way of activities. Believe it or not I have an extremely positive attitude considering the circumstances. Sometimes though being positive is easier said than done because the voice in my head still continues to say “Get up and do something, anything!”
My name is Dawn and for 30+ years I worked as a certified paralegal. As a result, I have taken my writing skills and have attempted to create an innovative blog hoping to offer the cutting edge of my personal journey all centered around slithering and clawing my way out of a dark chronic pain hell hole over the past 7+ years. I try to make my Blog humorous, informative, no-holds bared with an honest look at life with chronic pain.