Dealing with pain

I try to keep my blog upbeat but I’m going to tell it like it is today rather than not writing. I had to buy these crutches as my hip has started causing such intense pain that I need to keep my weight off it until I see the consultant next week. The treatment I was supposed to have was delayed due to my hand. I’m currently limping about the house yelping occasionally when it catches. This sound is quite extreme and animal-like but I can’t actually control it.

It’s difficult to process this intense new pain given what I’ve just been through with my hand. Over the past two years I’ve experienced more pain than I have in my entire life and I seem to be struggling to escape from it.

I did a quick bit of research on the subject of how pain affects our bodies and minds. It isn’t good – prolonged pain can cause increased heart and breathing rates and muscle tension leading to other complications. Psychologically it can be carnage. I’m trying not to think about it – need to hold tight, look forward and deal with it. I may spend my first festival on crutches but I’ll face that when it happens.

Published by AnnaH

My name's Anna and I decided to write a blog following an accident last year. I will never regain the full use of my right hand and an operation led to additional, ongoing complications. This is about my struggles following the accident and the challenges of trying to save the use I still have in my hand. It’s a story about my product and why it appeared in my head one day because of my traumatic experiences. How I took that positive vision and worked towards bringing it to life. The challenges of putting it together and getting it to the market whilst still undergoing debilitating, ongoing treatment. It's a journey you can share with me. I'm not there yet...

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