Chronic life

4 Years.


It’s the 4 year anniversary of life throwing me a curveball – to put it lightly.

What Pain And Onions Have in Common


Chronic pain is a diverse condition that range from mild to severe, intermittent to constant and from daily annoyance to disabling. It can be a symptom of another condition, chronic illness, injury or unexplained (by current health care technology).

It’s very prevalent, affecting about 20% of the population (that’s a lot!!) – of which 40% report it’s frequently limiting their ability to work or do other normal life activities. It’s actually the leading cause of disability and it’s associated with a reduced quality of life, including increased risk of anxiety and depression.

And it’s that last bit I want to talk about today. How the problem with chronic pain is not just chronic pain.

Continue reading to learn what chronic pain and onions have in common (It’s more than making you cry!)

That Time I Gained Over 30 Pounds


When I got sick, I gained weight. A small part post knee-surgery, but most after mononucleosis; In the time afterwards, I never started exercising ( which I love!) again, thanks to chronic pain.

Anne sitting in her book corner in a rocking chair, wearing a cozy thick sweater and smiling

I Might Finally Be Getting Help


And by getting help, I don’t mean in the vague sense that’s code for quitting drugs or treating a mental illness – I’ve already done that!
I’ve finally been referred to a Pain Clinic, and will be getting help for my chronic neck pain.