Chronic Pain – “Breathe”

When I went to the follow-up group for our Chronic Pain Clinic a few years ago, they went around the room asking what was the best piece of advice we got for our coping toolbox. I was the second person to answer and I did so in my very sincere tone and straight face, "How …

6 Ways to feel Beautiful during a flare

Being in a flare at the moment, this is such a touching and encouraging post! I recommend any Invisible Illness Warrior to check out Jenny’s blog.


Jenny Sinead

So as we all know, flares are NOT beautiful nor fun! I refer to them as a bit like Paris Hilton (soz Paris!)


So I have developed this handy guide to feeling beautiful, no matter how ugly your “Paris Hilton” is!



You will probably be in the same, position for the next while, so why not prepare your flare space beforehand to ensure that everything you will need to feel comfy and safe is there already. Our list of things for our flare space are:
1. A fully charged Laptop, for Netflix and flaring, or online shopping, or both!
2. A heat pad/rechargeable hot water bottle
3. Lots of liquids.  As much as I would love to be recommending lots of margaritas, we all know I’m talking about H2O, although a Margarita would be lovely!
4. Enough blankets, for when you are too cold.
5. A…

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