[Closed Captions available, CW: visual text of q-slur at very end of video in "Previous Video" promo"] I created The Chronic Pain Tag in hopes of increasing visibility for this invisible disability and recognizing the diversity of experiences within it. I hope anyone who watches these videos are offered some insight as to what it's like to live with chronic pain and for those that do, the uplifting of our narratives and a sense of solidarity amongst those with shared experiences. For my chronic pain tag I tried to gather up all possible info about the pain I experience, but there is still stuff I managed to leave out, like how high the pain levels can get; how a flare once lasted 10 whole days, 10 whole days of being in so much pain that I couldn't move an inch, I managed to get out of bed for bathroom emergencies but the rest of my time was spend lying flat on my back, staring at the ceiling, perfectly still. Unable to turn my head to watch television, unable to sit up to eat, unable to bathe. I constantly experience a pain that feels more like muscle tension in my upper back, neck, and shoulders, but once again, didn't consider mentioning it because I dismiss it as something "everyone goes through". I am also still in search for a diagnosis and treatment and the majority of my time is spend on bed rest. When someone tells you they experience chronic pain there are so many things that could mean!
The Chronic Pain Tag (Explanation): https://youtu.be/CSFIO0Z_e3c
1) How/when did your chronic pain begin?
2) What kind of pain do you experience? What does it feel like?
3) Is it consistent or on and off?
4) Do you have of any specific triggers for your pain?
5) How does your pain limit you?
6) How do you cope with your pain?
7) When are you most comfortable?
8) How do you feel least supported?
9) How do you feel most supported?
I would love if you shared your experiences as well! Tag #TheChronicPainTag on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook so we can all find each other! Tag #TheChronicPainTag on Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook so we can all find each other!
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Hello, hello! My name is Annie, my pronouns are she/her, and I'm a QWoC, body positive, disabled spoonie. I create videos five days a week (as long as my health allows) usually introspective topics, social topics, disability, body image, sex/gender/dating, feminism, etc, as well as a variety of music/artistic media, tags/challenges, and day-in-the-life vlogs.
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