Five Ways Your Life Changes When You Develop Chronic Pain

Photo by Hailey Kean on Unsplash Last year, when I started getting daily, life-interrupting headaches, I wasn’t prepared for how much my life was going to change. I never expected to be suddenly waylaid by my health; I don’t think anyone ever really expects that. Even if you’re highly anxious like myself, on some level …

I’m Taking My First Vacation Since Developing Chronic Pain

In a few days my boyfriend and I are going on vacation. Nothing too exciting or fancy, just a couple of low-key days on the beach, which is only about a two-hour drive from where we live.  It’s the first vacation I’m taking since developing chronic pain. And while I’m looking forward to it, I’m …