My name is Dauna and I live in the US. When I came across the Dexterous Diva blog posts about living with chronic illnesses, I saw part of my own life immediately. The amazing women here offered me important reminders for things that are too easy to forget. In case it helps someone else, I thought I would share some of my experience too.
The pain began when I was about 22 years old. I have vivid memories of waking in the middle of the night sobbing because of pain searing across my shoulders, and of being helpless against the sharp ache in my hips as I sat for my 45-minute drive to the university every morning. Sometimes shifting positions eased the pain, but more often nothing helped. I was always tired, always sore, and often frustrated and hurting to the point of tears. Read More >