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Blogging about Chronic Pain

So I decided a while back to start a blog about my journey with Chronic Pain and everything else that comes with it. I have to say it's been a bit like therapy for me, although some posts are harder than others especially when your raking up the past, but over all it's been good , and I seem to be getting good feedback!

Have any of you blogged about your journey?

If you want to read my blog, here is the link!

My Story, The Start wp.me/p5VgTs-a

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Hey, that is a really beautiful blog! I love it - especially as I had a car accident the same year and it has brought on a similar journey for me. I am planning to do something similar to share the face of chronic pain in everyday life. I have called it '1 in 7' as this is the stats about people in chronic pain - and our condition is still not understood or brought to awareness how serious it can be for some of us. I'd love to have a chat sometimes to share / swap experience.... if you would be interested of course. Let me know :)

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Thank you very much for the feedback! I like the idea of your blog too, and the title! Of course! Id love to swap ideas and experience, that would be great!

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Talking about Chronic Pain, Omg don't I know all about that. Its something that a person cant describe or explain to another apart from the day to day suffering and toll it has taken on a person, people around!.. Being stressed and uptight the feeling of walking egg shells the fear of giving up without support the fear of being made to look like a fool. My Chronic Pain and my suffering was taken and used against me as a weakness and to hear people say they've heard im going crazy by him

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Just read you blog, it is beautiful. It shows how life can change in a second. Hope to read your next one. Take care. xx

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Thank you! I have done a few most posts since that one, you should be able to read them all from the previous link I posted

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Love your blog. Posted comment on twitter. I am in the early days of writing a blog...its a bit nerve wracking as I find it hard to write the story. Your layout is lovely.

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A www thank you so much! I tend to share my blog on Twitter, give me a follow so I can start reading yours! @katwilson04

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You have captured many thoughts and feelings in a way that shows raw honesty. Your early experiences brought back memories of an early stage in my own pain journey. By writing this, you've become your own therapist. You are challenging yourself to events that you may have avoided.

Visualisation is a great technique, I do a colour change one - just think of a colour and change it. as the colour changes the pain switches off. I used to start with "my pain is blue today and now it's yellow". Now though I just need to think of colours or see colours and it works. Modern Art galleries are good for this. You tube has loads of guided meditations with and without images and music which work too.

Looking forward to the next posts.

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Thank you! Yes most of these posts I have done weren't easy to write, they bring back memories I thought I had buried and feelings too, but it is like therapy and ice enjoyed sharing my experience with people too!

I like this technique, I've not heard of that before! Where did you learn this from?

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I got it at the pain clinic. There were 2 meditations - the colour one and one walking up and down stairs to increase and decrease the pain. I didn't like that one so much. I found it very hard to visualise a staircase and walking up and down. I think a lot of people found it hard as walking often caused pain anyway.

Sometimes even just shutting your eyes and concentrating on the colours and shapes you see has the same effect. Or flicking through pintrest - I have collections of colour themed pictures and flick through them. I'm very creative so I think colour change sits well with me. Or it may be something from my childhood. I've been shortsighted from an early age and I loved taking my glasses off and just seeing colours and shapes. It's still something I do and did before the pain. Although in older age I'm less shortsighted than I used to be :)

Like anything it takes time to learn, and one type may not suit you. Also the music is important - I've discovered I don't like piano music in meditations. I don't get fully immersed if there's a piano playing.

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Now read your blog kat Wilson wow what a strange year you had beautiful pics by the way love your cat too what happened to you ? If you don't mind me asking x

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Thank you! Yes 2010 was a weird year for sure and not one I'm in a hurry to repeat! My disc in my back went and I had surgery.

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Oh no! Glad you are on the mend now x

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Could you please tell me what cprs in foot is? Thanks carol x

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