Brain Fog

It’s no fun when you can’t think the way you normally think. Brain fog is a frustrating condition brought on by many different conditions and even treatments for certain diseases! Whether you know it as chemo fog, fibro fog, pain fog or some other name brain fog is a real issue for many people.

There are things you can do for Brain Fog

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Cooking When You Have Chronic Pain

I have always loved to cook and bake. My spinal cord injury, along with a couple of conditions that developed as a result of being wheelchair bound for years, has meant I’ve had to make major changes to the way I do both. Cooking when you have chronic pain means you have to adapt.


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Cleaning with Chronic Pain or Illness

For the past 16 years, 2 months, and 17 days I’ve been in constant pain. I don’t mention this because I feel sorry for myself. It’s just the reality of my life since my spinal cord injury. I used to clean a lot. But cleaning when you have chronic pain or illness requires some adjustments in your thinking.

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What You Can Do for Back Pain

My husband injured his back earlier this week. He said he turned slightly, twisting at his waist and he felt something “pop.” I hate seeing him in pain and it has caused more work for me and guilt for him. This is a very common occurrence for people all over the world and can cause a great deal of pain as well as other problems. The pain, medical costs, loss of work, and loss of recreation can seriously impact both the sufferer and the families of those who have back pain. So what can you do for back pain?

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Chronic Pain – Strategies for Dealing with Flares



Since June of 2000 I’ve been, as I say, a professional cripple. So chronic pain is something I’ve become really well acquainted with. There are things I should know not to do but I do them anyway. A perfect example is this weekend. I was having a really bad flare up of pain but decided I needed to go blueberry picking with friends. Then I came home and harvested things in the garden. I should have been taking it easy but sometimes I just push myself too much.

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