Category Archives: Pain Management

When The Mask Slips

I know you’re speaking to me, but I can’t hear you. I know the flames are searing my skin, the lightening bolt is twisting my sinews, but you carry on talking as if everything is normal as a knife penetrates … Continue reading

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How Accessible is Aiguille du Midi?

Aiguille du Midi (“aiguille” means needle) is one of several peaks on the Mont Blanc Massif. The elevation of the needle on the summit is 3842m (or 3843m, depending on your source), compared to the peak of Mont Blanc at … Continue reading

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My Dæmon

My pain, ever present, has become like an entity in its own right, rather like one of Philip Pullman’s dæmons from the His Dark Materials trilogy. A physical manifestation of aspects of the individual’s being that is connected by an … Continue reading

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The Last Resort Clinic

After months of waiting and several phone calls to the appointments office my husband and I entered the outpatient department of the oldest Royal Orthopeadic Hospital in the UK to see, well I’ve nicknamed him Dr G, a musculo-skeletal specialist … Continue reading

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My Back Story

Pain Management is now my full time job. I am in a degree of pain ALL OF THE TIME! I have to monitor what I do every hour of every day. If I concentrate thoroughly on avoiding the activities that … Continue reading

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