Tag Archives: Pain

Disabled?

Realisation took a while to arrive but it occurred to me one day that I may be disabled.  The circumstances of my life crept up on me so insidiously that I didn’t even know what I was. I mean am.  … 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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Pain

Do you remember: the last time you banged your shin, the initial sensation was so sharp then it started to throb? when you burned your hand on the oven and your skin seared? how it felt when you accidentally walked … 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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