After 20 years of dealing with my own daily chronic pain and for the past four years being a caregiver for my mother who has heart and other medical issues, as well as caring for my brother in-law who now lives with us and has epilepsy, I felt it was time to tell my…
It is in the act of giving that we find joy,
without the expectation of anything in return.
– Author Unknown
My Daily Struggle with Pain
This expression of what I am feeling daily was put together without collaboration by a wonderful, amazing and talented woman EJourneys. It goes to prove that there are others out there that deal with pain on a daily basis as I do, maybe not the same type of pain but pain none the less. If you would like to read up on her story or comment on her wonderful work, I have added her Bio and blog site below.
EJourneys cares for her partner and blogs on Caregiving.com. In addition to being active on the site, she contributes to the CareGifters anthologies (edited by Trish Hughes Kreis), which help raise funds for caregivers in need.
Thank you for PickYourPain.org and for telling your story. That took a lot of guts on a lot of levels, as did your perseverance through so much.
I feel immensely fortunate that my own journey of physical pain has been resolved. I tell my story here:
Don’t let your failures define you – Let them teach you.
– Barack Obama
So where I pretty much left off was after the accident maybe a few months. For the next few years (3-4) I went through physical therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, massage therapy, visited chiropractors, psychologists, psychiatrist, Ear Nose and Throat Doctors, GP’s, Orthopedic Specialists, more psychiatrist from here up to South Lake Tahoe and down to San…