The 5 stages of grieving your diagnosis. It's ok to grieve the loss of who you once were.
Two weeks post op and unfortunately part of my wound is not healing and keeps opening up.
The day is finally here, months in the waiting, lots of tears but the day is here. It's strange, the lead up I am anxious and feel so stressed but once the day comes a strange sense of calm comes over me.
So just one week to go till surgery and the anxiety is building. I think sometimes the lead up us worse, the fear, the stress and the anxiety of what will be.
What has the 10 year Facebook photo challenge showed me? Well I don't look at this photo and think about the wrinkles or how much older I look, I think about what the last decade of living in constant pain has shown me.
Self-care is super important and what that means for you is different from the next person, but how we talk to ourselves is equally as important, telling ourselves it’s ok to admit you are tired, it’s ok to be struggling and need a rest or break but that you can do this, you’ve got this, you just need to do it your way and it’s ok to say hey I need help.
Ever wondered what is is like to live a day in the life of a chronic pain sufferer? Here's a 24 hour snap shot of what a bad day looked like for Endometriosis and chronic back pain sufferer and Whoa Mumma creator, Teena Hantke.