05 - Pain 101 - Experiencing and Overcoming Grief
In the fifth installment of this series, Pain 101, I talk about one of the greatest struggles chronic pain sufferers must wrestle. It is one of the most common and detrimental experiences those with chronic pain must address, and do so in healthy, non-destructive ways. The subject in this episode is how to experience and move through grief. I discuss how grieving for those living in chronic pain differs from the experience of grief from loss from death or divorce. I compare the commonly referenced, “Five Stages of Grief” which is not appropriate for chronic pain, and introduce a more recent model for those in chronic pain vs. that of death.