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Episode 7: Persistent Pain A Woman’s Disease


Persistent Pain: A Woman’s Disease

Persistent and chronic pain is something that a large number of women live with from a variety of causes: migraines, fibromyalgia (Lady Gaga is a sufferer), cancer, arthritis, or, in my case, pelvic mesh that has gone horribly wrong.

What I’ve come to realise is that persistent pain is very much a hidden disease, mostly because the sufferers look okay physically.

Everyone on this program has, on more than one occasion, been told that it’s all in our heads and we ought to get over it. It’s bad enough to be on the receiving end of that when it’s a friend or acquaintance that says that, but when it’s a close family member, it makes it so much worse.

The really interesting thing is that science is now showing that this kind of pain – persistent, chronic pain – really is all in our heads, and is actually caused by a nervous system malfunction.

Click on one of the links to listen to the first part of my experiences on the Persistent Pain Management Program.

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We’ve all been told that it’s all in our heads and we ought to get over it, and science is now showing that it is in fact, all in our heads, and is caused by a nervous system malfunction.

About Karen O’Connor

Blogger, Author, Entrepreneur

Changing the dialogue around menopause and midlife.

As a Podcaster I create a safe space and community for the stuff of Midlife. I provide more than a hub of information I am changing the dialogue around menopause and midlife for women with fun, love and laughter.

After (hopefully, successfully!) raising four kids, being married for 30 years, going from regular month-to-month pay cheque jobs to creating a multi-million dollar property development business (and a number of other businesses with varying degrees of success and failure), to going broke and starting again…

…there’s a heap of experiences and life lessons just waiting to be shared.

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Life is about learning from our mistakes and the heartaches we might encounter, but it’s also about having fun and making sure we’re surrounded by laughter…

Which is what you’ll find here in the podcasts & blogs: the highs and lows, successes and failures, sprinkled with fun, love and laughter, because it makes life just so much brighter.

This is all about sharing those things rather than keeping them to ourselves, listening to “ordinary” women’s stories and relating to them, finding common ground and inspiration.

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