I can't stress enough how much this misunderstanding creates emotional distress for someone with chronic pain. On the one hand, it's nice that the pain and condition don't show; on the other hand, it makes others not believe or understand the depth of what you're going through. It's like the person with a heart condition parking in a handicapped space out of necessity, even though he/she may not LOOK like anything's wrong. Don't judge what you don't know or understand!
Seizure-alert dogs, as implied by their name, are dogs that can sense and notify their human companions of an oncoming Hemiplegic migraine seizure. This alerting behavior has been reported to occur several seconds to 45 minutes or more before the onset of the seizure. The dog does this by exhibiting marked changes in behavior, including close eye contact, circling, pawing, barking etc. keep clicking on photo to read more info regarding service dogs.
A day of miracles. I now have a guillotine in my studio! It can cut to a depth of 40mm! This means I should be able to offer non-standard book sizes and most significantly, I'll be able to make hardback books again - YIPEEEE! I had to stop several years ago due to a chronic pain issue from cutting by hand. It seems makers with chronic pain are levelling up with labour-saving devices this month - go take a peek at the amazing slab roller @pipwilcoxceramics just got in her studio!
ARTICLE: A touching and in depth look into the life of being a chronically ill patient in pain, what it is like to be asked "how are you" and how much of a struggle it is to manage the constant judgement of people. Very well written and so very true and heart-felt. Though prayers are nice, but what it seems so many have in common is that those so willing to dispense with prayers aren't willing to help with what really could. Read more for an inside look.