Fight the battle & Win the war!

images (2)Living life with a chronic illness that brings on pain is not easy, but letting that pain win the battle should not ever be an option. Of course it is easier said than done, but isn’t it worth trying? There might be days that it hurts to even get out of bed, but just lying in the bed solves absolutely nothing because the pain will is still there later on.

There are things that can be done to fight against the pain we may feel. Now this is just howlove your life more than you hate your pain I think and what I have tried training my mind to think and believe. It is amazing what we can trick our minds into believing! The things that work for me might not work for anyone else, after all we are all different. Sometimes simply taking a nice hot bubble bath can make a HUGE difference! I think it is something about the calming feeling of the warmth that eases my aching body. Of course, my doctor has told me numerous times that hot water isn’t 579ef8182e48d1ac880303bd79cb9696good for me because it is not supposed to mesh well with Multiple Sclerosis, but it helps me. It is just like while at work my heating pad becomes my best friend!

For me, as crazy as this will sound, if I try to keep moving I feel that my pain actually lessens. It does not make a whole lot of sense to me because I would think when it pain resting would be way more beneficial. I often think when I stop doing something like cleaning, doing laundry or any other household chore, my pain settles in and I feel so much worse! 

I also find it helpful to keep my mind preoccupied, so I do not have time to even think about images (5)pain I am feeling. This could be reading a good book, writing either on my own blog or commenting on another’s, watching some mindless TV show (my favorite is General Hospital, which I know sounds insane) or even watching a good movie (my favorites are anything from the Fast & The Furious). Little things can create a distraction for the mind and possibly alleviate our pains, even if it is for a short time.

Anyone that lives with any type of chronic illness understands that it can and does create various challenges. I think it is extremely important to discover ways to deal with these challenges and never stop searching for new ways to manage difficult times. I know I have mentioned Web-Ad-3this before, but I strongly feel the only way to fail is to give up.

The promise I made to myself years ago when I was first diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis was to never allow the illness defeat me. With a much more mature mindset now, I still value what my younger mind thought during one of the hardest times in my life. Nineteen years later, I will still keep this promise to myself.

Do y’all have any special ways you deal with your pain issues? All of us that struggle with this can understand one another and offer very valuable advice to each other. It does make me sad that anyone has to deal with constant pain, but at the same time it makes us so much! WE can fight this battle together and WE can win the war together!

Thank you so much for visiting my site today. I am sorry I missed my normal Motivational Monday quote, I was dealing with a massive migraine and wasn’t able to do it. I hope this will make up for that! Not only do I hope what I have shared beneficial for you, but also reassured you that you are not alone in the fight and we can win the war together. Please never forget that I am always sending y’all LOTS of love ❤, comfort, and many positive vibes!



❤Always, Alyssa❤


24 thoughts on “Fight the battle & Win the war!

  1. I wish you didn’t have to deal with pain! 😦 I’m a total wimp about pain, and I suspect you handle it a lot better than I would!! If there’s any way I can help you feel better, please let me know! I love the quotes!!

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    • Thank you Meg! I guess I feel like I do not have a choice, but to keep going even when in pain. It is not ever easy, but I have done it for years. Honestly, it hasn’t been until recently I find it hard to do. I do appreciate your unbelievable amount of compassion. I am so glad you love the quotes and again I am sorry that I didn’t do my normal Monday post. The migraine was massive and I just could not function. That is the only kind of pain I can deal with!

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      • I’ve never had a migraine, but I’ve heard they’re horrible, so God bless!! Oh, no worries, your post is great today!! I totally understand!! 🙂

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      • Oh sweetie, I am so glad you haven’t ever had to deal with a migraine. Migraines are really one of the worst pains ever and shouldn’t be felt by nice people! I am glad you found this post great and I do appreciate your understanding!

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  2. Well done to you, as you have found your way to live the best life you can, even with the pain your MS brings. I feel for you, and hope the pain never becomes overwhelming for you. I’m lucky, and never have had any real pain, from my MS, except when I fall over!

    I’m sure your positive attitude to the things in your life would be a huge help, and keeping going, and interested/connected with life would be a big help too. Good on you, you’re a hero!

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  3. It may sound weird, but the best way I cope with my MS is to think about myself as though I don’t have it. I’m just a person who sometimes has chronic pain and is sometimes more tired than most. I try not to get trapped into making my whole identity be the “sick girl” and try to look at it like I’m just a normal person with a couple challenges!

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  4. Hi Alyssa,
    I’m in the process of writing a blog post for MS awareness week and want to share some inspirational posts from bloggers with MS. I love this post so I’m sharing a link to it and I’ll drop your site link too.
    I have IIH, a rare brain disease, which share many of the symptoms. I obviously cannot understand what you go through but I want to show my support.
    I really admire your determination that shines through this post as I too have sworn not to let my illness beat me or define me. I love your comment about what we can trick our minds into believing and whole heartedly agree. I think we do have to find what works for us, we’re all individuals and even those with the same condition as us will have different symptoms and solutions.
    It’s so empowering to see someone else fighting back and gives me strength to carry on. I hope you’re not struggling too much in the current climate and I look forward to coming back to visit you soon. I’m so glad I found your blog but WordPress isn’t letting me follow your blog today for some reason…
    If you want to check out my post please pop by my website in the week. I don’t think my MS awareness week blog will be ready for tomorrow as I’d hoped but I’m getting it up as soon as I can.
    Stay safe,

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    • Thank you so much for reading and leaving a fantastic comment, Laura! I do believe we all need to fight back against whatever illness or ailment we face in life. I have refused for years to let the MS win the fight because I will remain strong as I can. I admire what you are doing as well. If there is anything I can do to help you, please let me know and I will be happy to do what I can! I look forward to following your site as well! Take care and please continue to stay safe with this virus!


  5. Thank you so much for your kind words Alyssa. My mission is to share the amazing things other warriors are writing to raise awareness as we’re stronger together. If I can do that as well as supporting mums with chronic invisible illnesses, then I’m winning. I’m so pleased that you’re interested in what I’m doing too, thank you. I’m at the beginning of this new journey so your offer of support means a lot.
    You take care too.

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    • You are more than welcome! I appreciate and value your mission and I promise to help you in anyway I can! I think it is important to help others as much as we can because we are all humans facing difficult times! I hope you had a good day and you are staying as safe as you possibly can! Take care sweetie!


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