Did you know September is Pain Awareness Month? I don’t write as much about fibromyalgia or pain conditions as I used to, because I focus more on overall wellness topics now, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a big part of my life, and many others’ lives. Chronic pain doesn’t just impact our physical dimension of wellness; it affects other dimensions as well.
As we talked about last week, our dimensions of wellness aren’t independent of one another. They’re interconnected, and when one area of wellness is affected, others can be as well. I found a perfect example of this in my lovely friend Caz’s post on Invisibly Me this week, so I wanted to share it with you.
How Chronic Pain Can Impact Mental Health
Please pop over to her post, How Chronic Pain Can Impact Mental Health to learn the ways chronic pain can affect our mental health. This is something many of us don’t really talk about and that others don’t even realize is going on inside our heads. Caz paints a realistic picture of just how much our physical and mental/emotional dimensions of wellness can be intertwined.
Here’s what she says about her post:
While I want everyone to remember that the chronic pain community has their back and that they should be confident in asserting themselves for the sake of their healthcare, this post isn’t designed as a pep talk. Nor is it supposed to be a pity-party.
It’s merely a look at the ways in which chronic pain can impact a person’s mental health, giving those on the outside a better understanding of it, and those living it a little comfort in knowing that others may also being going through what they are.Caz, Invisibly Me
I hope you’ll stop by and give it a read. Whether you live with chronic pain or not, you may find it helps you understand how our dimensions of wellness can impact one another.
As for my post, I’ll be publishing my next post on Wednesday. I’ve decided to go back to my old posting schedule, as I tend to stay away from my computer on the weekends. That means I haven’t been as quick to respond to comments sometimes, which I don’t like. My relationship with all of you is what I treasure most about this blogging gig.
I promise to stay put this time!