Chronic Pain Awareness Month

Here we are again, a year later, another Chronic Pain Awareness Month. I’m actually still completely on board with everything I wrote last year.

Oops, I almost forgot, it’s also a happy one year blog-iversary for me on WordPress!

Finding Out Fibro

September is Chronic Pain Awareness Month

I hear it echoed over and over again by my friends, my self, and chronic illness writers across the web. The hardest part is getting those around you to understand what chronic pain takes away, not only from your physical capabilities, but cognitive abilities, focus, social functions and so many other things, too many to list. What the general public and even caretakers and close friends may not know is that chronic pain changes everything, from taking a shower to driving to thinking clearly in a meeting to not cutting a major artery in a surgery. Some days, I feel lucky to have done the dishes even if I did nothing else that day. Sometimes just surviving is overwhelming. If I can do nothing else, on my days when I am resigned to a chair or the couch, I want to help spread the word about the…

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About Jessi Finds Out Fibro

Hi, and thank you for finding your way to my corner of the web! I'm on a journey to empower myself and hopefully others through shared courage and compassion. I write Finding Out Fibro, a chronic illness and chronic pain awareness blog that is not just about fibromyalgia, as well as a new project making jewelry under the Etsy name Hopeful Spoon. Please check out the shop and share if you can! Thank you for your support! My other hobbies include defeating ableism anywhere I find it, upcycling old junk into funky awesomeness, raising my voice to erase stigma against invisible illness and mental illness, baking, collecting vintage kitchen ware, sharing body-positive messages, playing around in photoshop, abstract painting (especially in neons and metallics!), advocating for those living with chronic illnesses and mental health challenges, seeking safety and upholding visibility for LGBTQIA individuals living with physical and mental disabilities, researching and testing plant-based remedies for chronic pain, and spending all my spare spoons in my veggie garden. This is my opportunity to do more than just survive with chronic illness. This is me learning how to live well, even though there is no cure for the war my body is waging on me.

One response to “Chronic Pain Awareness Month”

  1. abodyofhope says :

    Happy Happy blogaversary!!! I’m actually the happy one to have found you. I doubt I would still be in the blogosphere at all if not for you, my fabulous muse. Your thought provoking posts have touched me deeply and have provoked so many conversations between us that I have relished. You have inspired me to write, to continue writing, and to continue connecting when I may have altogether stopped without you. Your support and friendship has been a life-changer. I should send you pom poms because of how you are able to cheer others on 😉 😉 I’m so thankful for you, and I am thrilled that you are still posting even though I know you are struggling to.
    Happy blogaversary! Love you ❤ ❤ ❤

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