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Do you have a plan?

Chronic pain is not static.  Even though the pain may be chronic it is not the same all the time.  Break through pain can come at any time for what seems like no reason.  Thriving with pain usually means not living in fear of break through pain.  Since fear is usually based in the unknown having a plan for break through pain can relieve some of that fear and therefore allow us to focus on the present and thrive.

What is your plan for breakthrough pain?


  1. wrote on September 12th, 2013 at 1:33 pm


    Thank God I have never had to face this issue (yet) but my own bias is to not to go gently into that good night I would hope I would rage, rage ainsagt the sabotaging infliction with a kamakaze attitude of kill it or, literally, be killed. This flies in the face of accepting that which we cannot control, and yet again, few roses will be sniffed, but I have those who raged and those who caved raging seems to sustain, even unto failure, better than letting go but what do I know?

    • wrote on September 13th, 2013 at 10:25 pm


      I agree with you. Acceptance is about being in the moment and making the choices that move you toward thriving. It is a subtle difference but imperative. I do not advocate caving in and giving up–that is the opposite of thriving!
      I am very glad that you do not live with chronic pain–thriving is a way of being in the world. It sounds like you are a thriver Lily!
      Amber Rose