To help chronic pain syndrome sufferers feel part of a community, there are a wide range of online blogs that provide useful information. Find out which ones we’d recommend here.
Suffering from chronic pain syndrome can be a daunting and isolating experience. However, to make things a little easier for patients, there are a number of chronic pain syndrome blogs out there that act as a form of support for all sufferers of the condition. To find out which blogs are our favourite, continue reading.
1. Chronic Babe
Blogging about her life and how she copes with a multitude of chronic illnesses, Jenni from ChronicBabe writes with the aim to help fellow sufferers gain confidence and feel fabulous. In 1997, Jenni was diagnosed with fibromyalgia at the age of 25 and struggled to cope after taking multiple tests and medications. Now, she’s found balance and feels positive about life, blogging to create a community of support for sufferers with helpful advice.
2. Counting My Spoons
Counting My Spoons is headed up by Julie Ryan, a freelance writer living in Huntsville, Alabama. Julie created her blog to inform and inspire sufferers who are living with chronic illnesses, such as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome. The blog itself is incredibly useful for chronic pain syndrome sufferers, with a plethora of informative blogs and inciteful interviews available at the click of a button. Earlier this year, Sue Hadden, our head of marketing, featured on the Counting My Spoons blog to share her journey. Take a look here.
3. Cranky Fibro Girl
Jenny Ryan from Cranky Fibro Girl developed fibromyalgia at the age of 35 after recovering from an infection and found it difficult to cope as a result. However, after overcoming the anger she felt towards her fibromyalgia diagnosis, Jenny now shares a collection of her thoughts and experiences on her successful and supportive blog.
4. Graceful Agony
Jolene, a 36-year-old mother suffering from chronic pain, created the blog Graceful Agony to bring people together and offer a source of inspiration, support and encouragement for sufferers just like her. Although she finds herself held back by her unmanageable pain from time to time, Jolene has successfully created a blog that’s perfect for all patients to connect with one another.
5. Painfully Optimistic
After being diagnosed with complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), Ross began his blog, Painfully Optimistic, to achieve his goals of raising awareness and educating others in the hopes that a cure is found. In addition, Ross wanted to create a place where he and fellow sufferers could go to and share just what CRPS sufferers go through on a daily basis.
6. Chronic Mom
Wife, mother and fibromyalgia sufferer, Shelley, started the Chronic Mom blog to let fellow sufferers know that they’re not alone and that there are people out there just like them who can help. Shelley is a firm believer that laughter makes everything better and this really shines through in her blog posts.
Do you have a favourite blog that you follow for advice, support and/ or information? If we haven’t mentioned them above, feel free to get in touch with us on Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn; we’d love to hear your thoughts! Alternatively, if you suffer from a chronic pain syndrome and want to know if you can make a claim, get in touch with our expert team here.
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