There are a lot of topics I don’t discuss on my blog. Politics. Relationships. Chronic pain. Blogging is my happy place, so the messy parts of life tend to stay hidden. I’m not sure that’s always a good thing. Online it’s easy to make one’s life look, if not perfect, at least better than what it is in reality.
Four years ago I fell and broke my back. Technically, I fractured and displaced my sacrum. And, while the fracture has healed my body has not recovered. So, it’s pain all day every day for me.
This isn’t something I would normally bring up, but when SheKnows sent out a call for essays on health issues, I felt that it was time to tell my story, at least in part.
This is an essay for those who deal with chronic pain. This is a story for those who are friends with those in pain. This is a story about empathy.
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