Why pacing your activity when your living with chronic pain can be so difficult, yet crucial to ‘making the best out of your day’ and aiding your recovery.

In this blog I share what pacing is, my experiences and frustrations of having to do it and why I have to admit (through gritted teeth) that pacing is so dam important. I hope it helps anyone who is struggling with pain.

Goal setting and recovering from chronic pain

I spoke in my last blog about how my pelvic pain had begun to improve. It was now seven months since I had given birth and it was nearly eight weeks, since I’d started working on my rehabilitation with my physio.

Places for Great Cake – The Orangery Tea Room

The Orangery Tea Room is one of my favourite places for cake and I feel very lucky that it is located very close to where I live. Nestled in the Norfolk countryside in Ketteringham which is just 15 minutes outside of Norwich, it is a little hidden gem.

How to calm down an over-sensitised nervous system to ease chronic pain

When my physiotherapist (Aka Mrs physio friend) confirmed my suspicions that the pelvic pain I had been experiencing was another episode of chronic pain, at first I felt relieved. After five months of not knowing why I was in pain, I was pleased to finally know what the issue was. However later that evening, andContinue reading “How to calm down an over-sensitised nervous system to ease chronic pain”

The overwhelming wonders and woes of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood

The end of my last blog explained how shocked I felt when I found out I was pregnant. I don’t know if it was the shock or if every first-time mum feels the same. All I know is, I definitely wasn’t prepared for pregnancy, let alone childbirth and then actually working out how to careContinue reading “The overwhelming wonders and woes of pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood”

The ‘ache’ in ‘The Ache to Bake’ – the joy of baking and the ache of living with chronic pain

Hi and welcome. I’m Victoria, I live in Wymondham, Norfolk with my husband Peter, our baby boy and our very naughty Beagle, Hugo. I’ve created this cake blog for a slightly selfish reason, which is to help me overcome reoccurring chronic pain (the ‘ache’ in The Ache to Bake), by allowing me to concentrate onContinue reading “The ‘ache’ in ‘The Ache to Bake’ – the joy of baking and the ache of living with chronic pain”