Talking to Children About Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain
We all know how difficult it can be to try to explain chronic pain to other adults who haven't experienced it themselves. So how much more difficult is it to explain chronic pain to a small child?
Lene Anderson, HealthCentral's Rheumatoid Arthritis Health Guide, delves into that subject in her interview with Elizabeth M. Christy, author of Why Does Mommy Hurt? Helping Children Cope with the Challenges of Having a Caregiver with Chronic Pain or Fibromyalgia.
Elizabeth is uniquely qualified to write this book. As an adult who lives with the chronic pain of fibromyalgia, she also knows the child's point of view firsthand because her own mother lived with several chronic conditions.
If you live with chronic pain and have small children or grandchildren, the interview and the book are must-reads: “Why Does Mommy Hurt? An Interview with Elizabeth M. Christy.”