September is celebrated as Pain Awareness Month across the globe. To commensurate the same, we have been sharing stories from pain warriors, doctors and caregivers of their experiences of living with pain. Today, we have with us a truly inspiring gentleman, Mr. Sanjeev Agrawal. He is a pain warrior himself and along with it, he… Continue reading In conversation with Mr. Sanjeev Agrawal
At Chronic Pain India, it has been our constant endeavour to bring forth stories of Pain Warriors and spread awareness about living with pain. This Pain Awareness Month, we launched our YouTube Channel as a step further towards our goal.
Today, we have with us, yet another pain warrior who believes in being the change, she wants to see in the world. Swati Agrawal is Associate Director at IDIA Charitable Trust, and a lawyer by training. She has various invisible illnesses, and likes to work towards spreading awareness about invisible illnesses and disabilities.
When the idea of “Visualising Pain” was shared by Chronic Pain India on Facebook, it evoked instant interest, as I had heard about and done an art therapy workshop long ago but had never seen it as having such a deep connection with chronic pain. Being a writer, I am often asked how I still… Continue reading Visualising Pain Workshop Experience
A support group meeting for Chronic Pain warriors in Bengaluru, India with a twist to accept, bond, rejuvenate & walk slowly towards a better life.
At a time when our lives are dominated by apps, it is exhilarating to find an app that is solely made for Pain Warriors by pain warriors after extensive research and analysis. Few months ago we came across this innovative app called Pathways – The Pain Relief App which made us curious enough to try… Continue reading App Review: Pathways- The Pain Relief App
Depression occurs in phases. I battled depression for three years having had a very disturbed childhood. “There are wounds that never show on the body that are deeper and more hurtful than anything that bleeds.” ― Laurell K. Hamilton My parents didn't get along. My mother and I never had a normal relationship, as it should… Continue reading Battling Demons – Inside Out
Who doesn't like celebrations, those claps and being appreciated once in a while. Since childhood we are used to waiting for such moments and cherish them in our own ways. But if despite being young, you are someone who has been dealing with physical and mental health issues for years now, this may not happen… Continue reading Celebrating little victories..
Last year was tough. I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia, a neuro-musculoskeletal pain disorder and my chronic pains basically decided everything for me. No, it has no cure. Chronic pain is a bitch . It eats and gnaws on you slowly leaving you such that you will never be whole again. It kills a part of… Continue reading The year of not giving up
One of the most difficult parts of having an invisible illness like bipolar/depression/schizophrenia/Fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue etc. is that people never really understand the depth of your pain and how much you may be going through. Someone having to live with an invisible illness has to try and do so much more to be able to survive in… Continue reading How I’d like you to treat people with an invisible illness!