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Since my accident many things, like facebook, have taken on a new meaning. It’s a great way to socialise (actually, let me be honest, its a great distraction) especially if you can’t get out easily. And the best thing is you can choose to participate as much or as little as you are able to. Continue Reading

The car


I don’t like the car… or other transport. I would be a passenger for a quick trip (cushions galore and my experienced husband driving) and wonder what all the pain was 18-24 hours later. Well once that happened a few hundred times* I pieced it together didn’t I. The car is intolerable. I’m down to two trips a week and actually, I prefer to avoid it all together.

*Insurance snoops, I’m being sarcastic here… a necessity for chronic pain!

Trial and error


Oh how many times have I had an injection, operation, procedure, great massage, brilliant half an hour and instantly thought I would be back at work in no time? I have a great five minutes and I’m off, it’s happened so many times. What a suck!

But that sort of thinking has been a great survival mechanism for me because with neuropathic pain, I realised I had to be brave, I had to accept there was going to be more pain and there are really only two choices, cope or not! Continue Reading

Head rest


I always try and use the head rest in the car (as well as my few thousand pillows). I find the more I rest my head the more I can cope with a car ride and also have less pain afterwards. In fact, rest your head anywhere you can, it’s a huge weight off an injured back.

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Definitions of pain

What is Pudendal Neuralgia (PN)?
Most simply put PN is Carpal Tunnel in the pelvis/buttocks. Compression of the Pudendal Nerve occurs after trauma to the pelvis and is aggravated with pressure. The pain is often described as a toothache like pain, with spasms, sensations of tingling, numbness, or burning. It can be very debilitating.

What is Neuropathic pain?
Neuropathic pain is the result of an injury or malfunction in the peripheral or central nervous system. The pain is often triggered by an injury, but this injury may or may not involve actual damage to the nervous system. More…

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