Chronic Pain

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12/31/2019 Update

First, I wish to say a big “thank you” to all my readers who have stuck with me on this Tarlov Cyst journey! I haven’t posted during the holiday since I have been trying to do “things”.  Life has been a battle.  The husband spent a week in North Carolina in the busiest part of … Continue reading

September is Chronic Pain Month for all With Tarlov Cysts

September is Chronic Pain Awareness month.  So, I am going to give you a bit of reality about life with pain.  Now this post is not to make you feel sorry for me, it is just a reality check for those who do not have to deal with the issue.  To let you know, there … Continue reading

Pain Tolerance Rant

Ok I really have to get something off my chest. My two gripes: When a doctor asks what your level of pain is and you answer.  Then someone will also suggest that you are a terrible person by making the comment that ‘your pain tolerance is low’.  [And isn’t it always said with a snide … Continue reading

Chronic vs Intractable Pain

I would like to cover the word “pain”.  It has four letters and is rather a small word for what it covers.  I have written about the different levels of pain, but here I want to talk about two very different labels given pain.  We have “chronic pain” and we have “intractable pain”.  [A fun … Continue reading

07/18/2019 Update

7/8/2019 How to start this one?  Truth?  Or partial truth? I don’t want to scare any new comers to having Tarlov Cysts, so I will tone down the screaming and yelling I want to do.  I won’t break out the tissues or throw things,  I hope anyway I don’t. Let me share there is not … Continue reading

06/28/2019 Update

Since my last update I made my trip to Dallas to see the specialist.  And I so apologize for not having posted this.  I will explain in my next post.    Let me tell you I hate trips.  Not the trip itself but the getting-there part.  I bought a mattress topper and cut it to … Continue reading

5/23/2019 Update

5/23/2019 It has been a long time since I have really written any negative thoughts about this illness.  Tarlov Cysts are not something a lot of doctors are informed about, thus there is not a lot of understanding.  Radiologist seem to be noting them more often then they would have 20 years ago, but that … Continue reading

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