Chronic Pain and The Erosion of Self: Being Mum

I always knew that my condition would have an impact on my role as a mum. When I fell pregnant with my daughter 5 years ago, I had already lived with Chronic Migraine for a very long time.     I was still managing to teach and have just enough of a social life to meet… Continue reading Chronic Pain and The Erosion of Self: Being Mum

Chronic Pain and The Erosion of Self: Losing My Career

If you'd asked me a few years ago to describe myself, the sentences 'I am a chronic pain patient' or 'I live with an invisible disability' wouldn't have featured in my response. Looking back I can see that those things had actually been true for much longer than I was willing to admit.     My… Continue reading Chronic Pain and The Erosion of Self: Losing My Career

My Blog is 6 Months Old: Thinking Ahead

Starting 'Chronic Pain Cockney - The Little Things' was an impulsive decision I came to one sleepless night in August 2015. I'm glad I did; I'm enjoying blogging and it's something I can do whilst looking dreadful and being horizontal (every post is written entirely on my iPhone). Blogging is something I never imagined having… Continue reading My Blog is 6 Months Old: Thinking Ahead