Paintings by Heather Bolinder Rachael
The newest scar looks like a 10-inch zipper starting from the base of my skull down towards my shoulders and the muscles around it ache like crazy. But my permanent nerve pain feels like bees stinging the top left side of my head.
Beth’s Chronic Lyme Disease
Beth, an 18 years old suffers with Chronic Lyme Disease. This is when her life turned upside down.
The painting below is inspired by Christine, who’s chronic pain is in her hip. Her pain feels like a bullet going through her hip, shattering the bones causing fire like pain!
Somebody asked me what chronic pain felt like. I said ever had a terrible tooth ache that won’t go away. Welcome to chronic pain.
It was one of those days and I had a bad Migraine. The blue face is how nausea I felt and I was in too much pain to cry. The skeleton is how dark and miserable I felt, but the c-clamp keeps tightening.
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