Some days, you just don’t want to get out of bed. I know. I’ve been there. For those of us with chronic pain, those days seem to happen more than the good days when you wake up and take on the challenge of a new day.
If you are like me and spend more mornings than …Read More
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Having chronic pain is like living your life on a roller coaster; there are up days and down days and sometimes you’re just trying to hang on. You never …Read More
I love to travel. Visiting some place that I’ve never been or even going to someplace that I’ve been before is always exciting for me. Seeing new scenery and meeting new people is a lot of fun!
Driving to faraway places also allows me to see much more of the great United States. But for some …Read More
The calendar still says Spring but here in Ohio it feels like Summer. The mornings are humid, the days are warm and there’s the smell of fresh cut grass in the air. Some of the neighborhood kids are already out of school and you can hear them playing outside until dark.
If you have chronic pain …Read More
Having chronic pain brings a mix of emotions. You feel frustrated, depressed, anxious, guilty, isolated…the list goes on and on. You get tired of the merry-go-round of emotions. Some days you feel good and some days you feel bad. There is no rhyme or reason and it’s impossible to predict.
But one feeling that many of …Read More
Memorial Day is just around the corner. The day that we remember those who gave their lives in active military service. It’s also a day that is spent with friends and family and the unofficial start of summer.
I remember growing up that the local swimming pool opened on Memorial Day, so my day was spent …Read More
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Don’t you just love the taste of fresh tomatoes off the vine? They’re so juicy and taste so good that you could eat it like an apple? Or a crisp bell …Read More
HOW MANY TIMES A DAY DO YOU SEARCH YOUR MEMORY BANK?
Today has been one of those days! I’m pretty sure that I’ve re-sent several emails today because I can remember if I have already sent a response to someone’s email or not.
The emails start like this: “I can’t remember if I’ve replied to this …Read More
Did you know that according to the Better Sleep Council you’re supposed to replace your mattress every 7-10 years? My mattress is now 10-years-old, and I can really feel it! I wake up stiff and sore after tossing and turning all night. I also have a pillow-top mattress which means that it doesn’t get flipped …Read More
Does this happen to you? Every time you go to your pain management healthcare provider
you’re asked, “On a scale of 1-10, what is your pain today?”
You politely give them an answer somewhere between 1-10. If the number is higher than it was
the last time, you may get asked an additional question like, “Why is your …Read More