Living with a life-long medical condition requires grace, gratitude, and acceptance. The ability to manage disappointments and expectations of how you thought your life would go is essential. The practice of: meditation, prayer, deep breathing, mindfulness, and exercise can reduce overall pain levels. Healing is not linear. It requires a combination of physical and mental work required to live your best life.
This is a story about a journey through rare diseases, difficult conditions, and the coping skills used to thrive, not just survive. I hope my journey can help others affected by chronic pain. We can come together all over the world and create a tribe of support, collaboration, and kindness.
This book provides practical, real world hacks for dealing with chronic pain. The following conditions are discussed: Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), fibromyalgia, psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (PNES), anxiety, and depression.
In my book, "Chronic Pain Hacker", I discuss my journey of physical and mental pain relating to unresolved trauma that resulted in PTSD. Here is a quote, "My story illustrates how trauma was always in the background. I was susceptible to illness due to unresolved psychological factors and stress." It's similar to a computer with multiple windows open that are never closed down properly. #chronicpainhacker This concept was discussed in the book, "The Body Keeps Score" by Bes