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Nick-names for your pain?

Jan 10, 2018 5:01 AM

This might be a hit ridiculous but I'm genuinely curious so I have to ask- does anyone else nickname their pain/condition?

I call my left leg sciatica Bee bee. When it gets really badly irritated I say "Ugh, Bee Bee's buzzin' loudly today." And my friend's ask me how Bee bee is going. I find it helps me frame it a bit differently in my mind.

My friend calls her stomache, the source of her chronic pain, Albert.

Anyone else do this? If so what do you call it?

Jan 10, 2018 7:05 AM

I think it can help to have a name for our pain sometimes. When we have to deal with everything from doctors to family questioning the validity of our claims, giving it a name can help us keep it in perspective *and* keep a smile in our hearts.
Sometimes I refer to my back pain as my "little friend" (who likes to hitch a ride on my back). . and some days, he isnt so "little"...

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