The Discovery Channel’s excellent documentary on pain, “Pain Matters”, is specifically about chronic pain.
This film looks at pain and chronic pain from several angles with testimonies by pain/medical researchers, Doctors in the field of pain management and several powerful segments devoted to individuals who are living with chronic pain.
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…And he said, “I shall attack these hardships until I triumph and place in your hands a strength that will help over all things to complete the journey of life.
Love – which is God – will consider our sighs and tears as incense burned at His altar and He will reward us with fortitude.
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Just for fun, what a novel idea when you live in chronic pain, right?, take the following questionnaire. It “tests’ what you know about the latest research findings regarding pain and the brain. The answers may surprise you and, perhaps, crack a wedge in some preconceived notions you have regarding pain.
As in many cases, knowledge can bring power and the enlightened potential for change ~ better understanding the nature of pain definitely has the ability to do just that.
* And once again we are indebted here to the amazing work of Dr. Lorimer Moseley and his team of pain researchers down in Australia.
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Journaling can be a powerful coping skill for those living with pain.
It acts as a distraction and activates the creative parts of your mind, in a sense “pulling energy away” from the parts of your mind so very focused on your pain- where it hurts, how much, how much it will feel, etc., etc., etc.
Our mind gets very focused upon ” dealing with” our pain. By disrupting that pattern, even for a bit, we are…
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Are you looking for a support group?
And perhaps there either isn’t one in your community. Or, as is so often the case, perhaps you are not even able to get up and get out to a support group, if there was one. This is an excellent opportunity to join a chronic pain community. An online support group, Heroes of Healing, is a community which offers an opportunity for those with pain and their caregivers to connect in a safe, secure space. Their mission “is to support & inspire one another through the recovery process.”
Heroes of Healing offers discussion forums, personal story blogs, videos and more.