I was asked if my pain “actually” was on such a high level, because I am silent when I feel physical suffering. I was made to feel that I did not know what my body was feeling.
Emily, Flora and 'H' remind us that, while the physical pain is excruciating and the dangers are real, the effects on one's mental health are almost as serious and far less talked about. Read on to hear their inspiring stories!Read More
Our new staff writer, Lucy Beall Lott, writes about her childhood riddled with hospital trips and surgeries and the effect this had on her family. While she went through the physical pain, she grants that the emotional trauma her parents and siblings went through was comparable. As she grew more able to withstand pain, got used to anaesthetic and the painful comments from passersby, her family got evermore tired, evermore worried and evermore tetchy.Read More